For those who have some time to spare, do check out this online zoom event organised by National Library.

Important Notice 

This programme is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore. Please ensure you have your myLibrary username on hand before proceeding with the registration. If you do not have a myLibrary username, you can create one here:  

About the Programme: 

It is hard to fathom how words can even begin to describe the sensual pleasure of another person’s skin, but that is exactly what writers have been aspiring to contain within their words ever since humanity could put pen to paper.

Join Balli Kaur Jaswal, Kayce Teo and Marylyn Tan as they chart the course of romance novels, from the conventional paperback stashed on the bookshelf of a lonesome romantic to the online collective of speculative fan-fiction.

About the Speaker(s): 


Kayce Teo (Singapore) Leslie W is Kayce’s pen name. She is the regional editor at The Smart Local. She graduated with an English literature degree from the National University of Singapore and was one of six mentees selected for the Mentor Access Project’s Fiction category, an annual programme which develops emerging writers.

Find her online here.


Balli Kaur Jaswal is the author of four novels, including Singapore Literature Prize finalist Sugarbread, and the international bestseller Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. Her debut novel Inheritance won the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Novelist award. Jaswal’s non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times,, Harper’s Bazaar India and, among other publications. Jaswal has held residencies at the University of East Anglia and Nanyang Technological University, where she completed her PhD on contemporary writing about women in the South Asian diaspora. She is preparing for the 2023 release of her upcoming novel, Now You See Us. Find her online here.


Marylyn Tan is a large-beasted, supple, queer, female Chinese Singaporean writer-artist whose proclivities are promiscuous and appetites indiscriminate. Her work aims to subvert, revert and pervert, and works to disrespect respectability and reclaim power. Her first child, GAZE BACK, is the lesbo trans-genre grimoire you never knew you needed, and made her the first woman poet (woet) to clinch the Singapore Literature Prize. Find her online here.

About the Series: 

Night at The Library is back with its fourth edition!

Partnering hyperlocal communities, this annual after-dark event, explores the collective belonging and self-image identities that we assume. Most of us live our lives in daylight but at night, stories and ruminations unfold.

Come along for blended experiential trails and explore through workshops and talks by writers, content creators, animators, photographers, forensic pathologists and astronomy clubs, unravelling the stories through the activities we engage in.

This programme is part of Love Our Libraries and Archives (LOLA) 2022 celebrations.

About LOLA – Love Our Libraries and Archives:

LOLA invites you to (RE)CONNECT with the libraries and archives through a month-long suite of programmes and activities. Explore our spaces, be a part of our Celebrations and continue your reading journey with the Big Book Giveaway. Finally, immerse yourself in stories told by experts and everyday heroes, as they share personal narratives and experiences at Share Fest.

Let’s meet, connect and be inspired this November! Sign up at

Online Programme Administrative Information  

  • This programme is conducted entirely online. You may access Zoom via the app or using a web browser.
  • Please ensure that you enter a valid email address as you will receive an email with the link to the online programme near the day of the programme.
  • The link of the programme should not be shared with others.
  • Do ensure you have a strong internet connection. Using your mobile data is not recommended
  • The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify or refuse admission to any registrant without any reason and notice.