Book launch

Photo: Kenneth Lim

Inez Tan has conducted workshops, classes, and mentorships through: Yale-NUS College, University of Michigan, University of California Irvine, National Library Board Singapore, Creative Arts Programme Singapore (CAP), Nanyang Girls’ High School, Singapore Writers Festival, the Arts House Singapore, and others.

A Novel Idea: Staged Reading of This Is Where I Won’t Be Alone

Director Samantha Scott-Blackhall brings these novels to life on stage in a condensed dramatized reading, performed by award-winning actresses Serene Chen and Shafiqhah Effendi
Jan 14-15, 3pm
The Arts House

Launch, Author Panel, and Reading: Fish Eats Lion Redux: More New Singaporean Speculative Fiction

Featuring: Cyril Wong, Felicia Low-Jimenez, Inez Tan and Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
Edited by Jason Erik Lundberg, Epigram Books
Saturday, 26 November, 3pm
Free and open to the public
Kinokuniya SIMS (Ngee Ann City)

Panel – Caught in the Undertow: Writing the Struggle – Singapore Writers Festival 2022

19 Nov Sat, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum
Featuring: Nisha Mehraj, Inez Tan, Suchen Christine Lim, Sebastian Sim
Moderator: Jon Gresham
SWF Festival Pass and ticketing
It’s not a bad life, just a bad day. Or least that’s what we’ve been telling ourselves since January. When it’s November and life still isn’t going your way, do you go for a massage, get an ice cream, or wallow in self-pity? Just when we thought we’ve seen it all, four authors discuss the trope of hardship in their work, and how we can get to the light at the end of the tunnel… in due course.

Short Story Writing Workshop – National Library Board Singapore Literary Arts Programmes

A 4-week long online short-story writing workshop in October
Free and open to open all members of the National Library Board, Singapore
1, 8, 15, 22 Oct 2022, Sat from 3 – 4pm, Zoom
This 4-week workshop will introduce us to thinking about stories in terms of four simple craft elements – tools and techniques that shape the reader’s experience – that we’ll be able to use in our own writing. No prior experience with story writing is required – just the willingness to trust your imagination and try something new as we tackle short writing prompts together.
This workshop aims to: 1. Introduce participants to key craft elements of story writing, including character and setting. 2. Explore what makes a story suspenseful and moving. 3. Guide participants through writing and sharing short writing exercises.

UCI Illuminations Faculty Author Series: Inez Tan in Conversation with New Forum

Inez Tan will be discusses her debut fiction collection, This Is Where I Won’t Be Alone, with Amanda Hall ’21, Co-Editor-in-Chief of New Forum, UCI’s undergraduate creative writing journal.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
5 – 6 pm PDT
University of California, Irvine via Zoom

Inez Tan and Aruni Kashyap: Second Saturdays Reading Series with Singapore Unbound

Saturday, November 14, 2020
7:30PM ET

The monthly Second Saturdays Reading Series brings together Singaporean and American authors and audiences for readings and discussions. Each gathering begins with a virtual potluck, followed by a short open mic, and then the featured author(s). 📚
RSVP by contacting Jee at to access the Zoom link or sign up for the open mic.

Panel: “The Political Possibilities of the Short Story” — with Nuraliah Norasid and Ricco Villanueva Siasoco at the Singapore Literature Festival

Friday, October 2, 2020
5-6 pm PST
(Saturday, October 3, 8-9am Singapore Time).
Livestreamed event on YouTube

Good Words Reading Series: Fiction and Poetry with Kat Finch

Sunday, June 28, 2020
7-8:30 PM EDT
(Monday, June 29, 2020, 7-8:30 AM Singapore Time)
Livestreamed event on YouTube

Panel: “What Can Poetry Offer Us in Distressing Times?” — with Former United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos [Presented by Zócalo Public Square]

Thursday, May 7, 2020
6:30 PM PST
Livestreamed event on YouTube

Epigram Books Christmas Market and Author Q&A

Saturday, December 14, 2019
1 PM
Epigram Books
1008 Toa Payoh N, #03-08, Singapore 318996 (map)

Borders & Belonging: Writing Workshop [Presented by UC Irvine MFA Programs in Writing, Emphasis in Creative Writing, and Humanities Center]

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
5:30-7:30 PM
University of California, Irvine, Humanities Instructional Building 135 (map)
Irvine, CA 92697

Reading and Book Signing — University of California, Irvine [Presented by New Forum]

Thursday, November 7, 2019
7 PM
University of California, Irvine, Humanities Gateway 1030 (map)
Irvine, CA 92697

Reading and Book Discussion — The Next Chapter [Singapore Author Series with the National Library]

Saturday, July 20, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Yishun Public Library, Programme Zone (map)
930 Yishun Ave 2 #04-01 Northpoint Shopping Centre
Singapore 769098

Author-in-Attendance: Inez Tan at Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop

Thursday and Friday, July 11-12
10 AM – 7 PM
Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop (map)
45 Maxwell Road, #01-01 The URA Centre
Singapore 069118

Reading: Inez Tan and Hannah Dow — University of California, Irvine

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:30 – 8:30 PM
University of California, Irvine, Humanities Gateway 1030 (map)
Irvine, CA 92697

Reading — Williams College

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Williams College, Griffin Hall 3 (map)
844 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

Signing — Alakazam Comics and Games

Friday, January 18, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 PM
17777 Main Street (map)
Irvine, CA 92614

Poetry Reading & Art Show — The Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards, Foothill Poetry, and the Claremont Graduate University Art Department

Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM
CGU Art (map)
251 E 10th St
Claremont, California 91711

Reading — BooksActually

Friday, September 21, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 PM
BooksActually Independent Bookstore (map)
9 Yong Siak St
Singapore 168645

Meet the Author — Kinokuniya Orchard

Saturday, September 15, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Neo Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store (map)
391 Orchard Road #04-20/20B/20C/20E
Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Singapore 188021
Sold out at launch!