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An Afternoon of Fun: Writing Flash Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

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Singapore Book Council

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

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Singapore, 439053

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Do you love observing life? Presented in partnership with online writing platform Write the World (www.writetheworld.com), discover the many wonderful ways to write about our lives using creative nonfiction and personal narrative in this workshop led by award-winning author Melissa De Silva, who is Education Ambassador for Write the World. Also learn the art of compression with flash fiction, described by writer Tara L. Masih as “a work of art carved on a grain of rice.” Write your own narrative flashes, sometimes no longer than a page, or a sentence or two, inspired by prompts ranging from photographs to objects to lines of poetry.

Have fun learning to write flash fiction and creative nonfiction and join a global community of student writers with free online creative writing platform Write the World (www.writetheworld.com), developed at Harvard University.

This workshop is part of Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab, organised by Singapore Book Council in partnership with Write the World. As the Write the World platform is exclusively for young writers between 13 to 18 years old, this workshop is open to participants between the ages of 13 and 18.

About the facilitator:

Melissa De Silva is the author of ‘Others’ is Not a Race, which won the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 (Creative Non-Fiction). Her fiction has been published in Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction.

Melissa is a former journalist and Singapore’s Education Ambassador for Write the World.

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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

Ad Astra Per Verba: Writing your First Science Fiction Story
with Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
https://open-adastraperverba.eventbrite.sg

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