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Ad Astra Per Verba: Writing your first Science Fiction Story

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90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

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Turn your idea into a flash fiction story in today's hottest genre.

Science Fiction is one of today's top-selling writing categories. Join Victor Fernando R. Ocampo in this workshop and get the tools you need to turn your Sci-fi ideas into your first flash fiction in this workshop by understanding the importance of science fiction as a genre, learning about building a story structure with character building, tenses, settings and dialogue, and ways of getting your work published.

This workshop is part of Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab, organised by Singapore Book Council.


About the facilitator:

Victor Fernando R. Ocampo is a Singapore-based Filipino writer. He is the author of The Infinite Library And Other Stories (Math Paper Press, 2017) and Here Be Dragons (Canvas Press, 2015), which won the Romeo Forbes Award for Children’s Literature in 2012.

His writing has been featured in publications across six countries including Apex Magazine, Aroo (translated into Tamil), Daily Science Fiction, Likhaan Journal, Strange Horizons, Science Fiction World (in Mandarin Chinese), The Philippines Graphic, and The Quarterly Literature Review of Singapore. His work has also appeared in anthologies like The Best New Singapore Short Stories, Fish Eats Lion: New Singaporean Speculative Fiction, Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, Maximum Volume: Best New Philippine Fiction, and the Philippine Speculative Fiction series.

He lives on the side of a foggy hill in Bukit Timah with his wife, two children and a small, exceedingly clingy dog.


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Purchase tickets to 2 workshops under the Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab series, and attend a third one for free. Email programmes@bookcouncil.sg with a screenshot of your 2 tickets, and indicate the third workshop (of a lower value) that you wish to attend to receive this discount.

Purchase 10 or more tickets in a group to the workshops under this series to receive a 25% bulk discount. Email programmes@bookcouncil.sg with the names, school(s), email address and contact numbers, and the workshops that the participants are signing up for to receive this discount.

This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.


Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab

Explore and develop your craft and love for writing at Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab. Organised by the Singapore Book Council, Open is a developmental platform for writers between 13 to 25 years old. Comprising talks, workshops and mentorships, the year-round programme spans across forms, genres and languages. Open focuses on various forms of writing, including creative writing, screenwriting, translation, and books review, and participants will delve into a wide range of genres such as science fiction, speculative fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and creative nonfiction.


Other workshops in this series:

Antara Avatar & Arjuna: Merentas Masa & Ruang (Between Avatar & Arjuna: Traversing Time & Space)
with Farihan Bahron
https://open-antaraarjuna.eventbrite.sg

Introduction to Ecopoetry
with Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips and Venezia
https://open-introtoecopoetry.eventbrite.sg

An Afternoon of Fun: Writing Flash Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
with Melissa De Silva
https://open-anafternoonfun.eventbrite.sg

Reinterpreting Asian Mythology
with Natalie Wang and Crispin Rodrigues
https://open-asianmythology.eventbrite.sg

Story Fundamentals: Examining the Raw Elements of Storytelling for Fiction, Screenplays, Graphic Novels, and Video Games
with Darryl Whetter and Joel Janisse
https://open-storyfundamentals.eventbrite.sg


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