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Riches of the Ear: A Celebration of Words and Wonder

November 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma performing "A Thousand Thanks"

I’m delighted to be performing at the Singapore Writers Festival. Here is a description of this multidisciplinary and multilingual event:

What magic can happen if we dare to listen to our hearts? In this original performance, the author and teacher Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma combines poetry, magic, story, and song to explore the art of listening. He draws on the classical Tamil masterpiece on ethics, power, and love, Thiruvalluvar’s Thirukkural, and on other beloved poets in Tamil, Spanish, and English, to explore what Thiruvalluvar calls “riches among riches, the highest of all other riches.”

This performance is followed by a 30-min bilingual Meet-The-Author session with Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma in English and Tamil. The MTA session is co-presented with the Centre for Singapore Tamil Culture and the National Library Board.

This programme is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy Singapore.


Singapore Writers Festival
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The Arts House, Play Den
1 Old Parliament Lane
Singapore, 179429
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