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SWF Lecture: What Dreams Reveal About Our Secrets & Desires


Sun Nov 1 2015, 4:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place, Raffles Place, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • 10% SG50 Discount: $18.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Each morning in every family, men, women and children, if they have nothing better to do, tell each other their dreams. We are all at the mercy of the dream and we owe it to ourselves to submit its power to the waking state.
– Andre Breton, 1924.

Dreams “tell us something we don’t want to know we know,” says Booker Prize nominee, Deborah Levy. Walk the dark side as she delves into the world of dreams, exploring the twin desirous obsessions of need and want. She will share compelling excerpts from her short story collection, Black Vodka, and the Man Booker shortlisted novel, Swimming Home.

Moderated by: Carolyn Camoens
This event is made possible with the assistance of the British Council.

Deborah Levy is a novelist and playwright. She has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and her plays have been broadcast on the BBC. Her novels include Swimming Home, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012, The Unloved, Beautiful Mutants, and Billy and Girl. Her collection of stories, Black Vodka, was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her new novel, Hot Milk, will be published in 2016.