Design by Maddison Colvin.

An evening of literature examining the idea of failure through a personal history of creativity, embarrassment, and rejection.

This December, I’d like to invite you to join me in a small and cosy literary event at Puck Provisions called Failure Machine.

Failure Machine examines the discourse of failure by diving into my history of creative failure, personal anecdotes, and a litany of rejections, woven together with conversation and interaction. We’ll work our way through things I’ve written or experienced. We’ll talk to each other, with each other. We’ll think through the totalising effect that the discourse of success and failure has on our lives. Expect mundane tales of embarrassment, useless creative experiments, and sad tales for sad kids. And maybe through all this madness, we can find the space to grow tenderness in our lives.

Failure Machine will happen at Puck Provisions (618 Serangoon Rd, #01-01, Singapore 218220) on 9 and 16 December (Friday) at 8pm. (Both dates are the same, so come for the one that works better for you!) The event is free but please register in the Google form just so we have an idea of who’s coming and the space isn't overwhelmed. Thank you! – Daryl