Nurturing writers and performers


Word Forward (WF) a not-for-profit literary arts company has been committed to nurturing writers and performers since its inception.  It has successfully established itself as a leading presence in the Singapore literary scene. Also in the same unit are The Writers Centre, Singapore Ltd and Red Wheelbarrow Books.

Word Forward, the founder and trademark holder of Poetry Slam™ in Singapore has had close to 150,000 students and adults watching or participating in the poetry slams events to date.  The annual National Youth Poetry Slam™ League attracts over 200 participants to compete for the challenge shield.

WF is registered as a training provider with the National Arts Council, Arts in Education Programme (NAC-AEP). WF has developed its strength in 3 core areas; playwriting and drama; poetry writing and Poetry Slam™; and creative writing and storytelling.

To deliver holistic programmes, WF has woven writing and performance into each of the 3 core areas as well as provide youth various platforms to showcase their skills - National Poetry Slam League (NYPSL) and Write Stuff Playwriting and Drama competitions.

WF produces and curates many literary events in Singapore in collaboration with organisations such as the Gifted Education Branch (MOE), National Schools Literature Festival Committee,  The Arts House, CDCs,  Embassies, The Esplanade, British Council, National Library Board and National Arts Council.

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One of the workshops conducted for Lit Up Asia Poets.

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