Latest Past Events

School of Kural: Thirukkural’s Place among World Philosophies of Wisdom

Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), ACM, Ngee Ann Auditorium 1 Empress Place, Singapore

I'm delighted to be speaking on a panel about The Kural at the Singapore Writers Festival. Here is a description of this multilingual discussion: Written by the Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar, and translated into more than 40 languages, the Thirukkural is a classic book of Tamil wisdom poetry. Where is the place of the Thirukkural among […]

Riches of the Ear: A Celebration of Words and Wonder

The Arts House, Play Den 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore

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. […]

Everyone Receives Rain: A Journey with Avvaiyar

Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Discovery Room 1 Empress PI, Singapore

I'm delighted to be speaking about Avvaiyar at the Singapore Writers Festival. Here is a description of my upcoming lecture: Why would a budding writer and poet in English become an apprentice to a 12th century Tamil woman, poet, and saint? What’s so compelling about Avvaiyar that Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma spent years learning from her? […]