About Campaign

ends 13 Aug 2021, 11:59 PM
Do your part to comfort patients going through their final journey by giving them the gift of poetry.

'to let the light in' is a poetry anthology that gathers the voices of over 100 people from across the Asia Pacific to address one of humanity's most universal experiences: the journey of life before death.

Through this campaign, Sing Lit Station (SLS) and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) hope to distribute 1000 copies of this book to palliative & end-of-life patients, caregivers, and healthcare workers through selected hospitals and hospices across Singapore.

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Although palliative care provides an invaluable service to those in need, it's something that few are willing to discuss openly, making this particular journey a lonely experience for many. For those going through palliative care, knowing that others have gone through the same struggles can help to ease these feelings of loneliness and isolation, allowing them to feel connected through their shared experiences.

Reading poetry written by others who have walked the same path can also help patients & caregivers to find the fragile beauty in their journey, deepening their appreciation for both palliative care and each other. With this collection, we hope to provide a sense of recognition and relief for everyone who has walked alongside death - patients, caregivers, and healthcare workers alike.

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About the Charity

Est. July 2016 / A platform where readers and writers meet.

Sing Lit Station is a literary non-profit and writers' centre in Singapore. We are a registered charity and Institution of Public Character (IPC) since Dec 2016. We aim to grow the literary community by:

1. Providing professional development for emerging and established writers;
2. Creating a one-stop portal for new and existing readers of Singapore literature;
3. Building a participative community within the literary scene and the general reading population.

Beyond our core programmes described below, we also organise a variety of innovative outreach and public art programmes including the Singapore Poetry On The Sidewalks, where we stencilled invisible poetry onto the sidewalks of popular art districts; Sing Lit Body Slam, where we offered a world-first showcase blending professional wrestling and spoken word; as well as Manuscript Bootcamp, our exclusive and intensive weekend-long editorial programme for aspiring writers. We are also carrying a writing workshop series for migrant workers and other underprivileged communities.

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