SMU Literati is a student club under the Arts and Cultural Fraternity (ACF) cluster that specialises in literature and poetry. A recreational club in nature, we promote the expression of literature in written and spoken form amongst SMU students, and partake in Singapore’s literary scene. We strive to cater to the interests of students where literature and poetry are concerned.
You may expect writing opportunities from our collaborative initiatives with Migrant Writers of Singapore, SMU ArtsFest, and more. We also have Writing Circles where members can bounce writing ideas off one another, and receive feedback from your fellow writers. You may also anticipate the publication of Literati’s first-ever anthology!
- Typewriter Workshops
- Literary Discussions
- Poetry Competitions
- Writing Exchanges
Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- SMU Excellence in Student Life Gold Award (Arts Club: Small Group) 2022
- SMU Excellence in Student Life Gold Award (Arts Club: Small Group) 2021
OUR PEOPLE IN ACTION
DO I NEED TO AUDITION TO GET INTO THE CLUB?
No, all you need to do is participate in 2 club events and feel free to join the club Telegram channel any time.
"I've met some of the most interesting and passionate people through Literati. It is definitely a community that is dedicated to writing even amidst the mess that is university life. To create and capture the intricacies of life amidst our hectic schedules, is an art form I would not want to miss."
- Rachelle, School of Social Sciences, Year 3 (President)
"SMU Literati is a calm breeze in the hailstorm of academics. It's given me a comforting avenue to express myself creatively. I'm glad to be a part of a warm community of writers who support, push, and help each other grow through contests and insightful workshops all year round."
- Renald, School of Social Sciences, Year 3
"I'm interested in Literati because I believe it provides me with the platform to interact with other people interested in poetry and the space to explore writing poetry!"
SOSS: Year 1
"Amidst the chaos, Literati is my safe haven. When numbers drive me crazy, I have found comfort in Literati. Every single one here has been a candle, emitting warmth to everyone around them. We enjoy everything we plan and execute. We challenge ourselves and most importantly, we grow together."
SOA: Year 3
We do not have regular CCA sessions, but this semester (AY 2021/2022 Term 1), we are piloting a Writing Circle in which members can gather weekly or fortnightly on Friday evenings to discuss and experiment with writing techniques.
We are on the lookout for competition opportunities and encourage members to take part as well!
We are looking to publish our first-ever anthology this year! Do also look out for our emails, and submit your works to our website (https://www.smu-literati.com/) for them to be featured!
Absolutely not! We welcome all budding poets and readers alike. In fact, join us and you may find our members providing you with further recommendations!
We are looking to foster an active culture of writing and reading, and you can most definitely contribute to our community as the club takes a step in this direction!