$84.59

Food is Life! A Food and Life Writing Workshop

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road

Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room, 439053

Singapore

View Map

Event description
Most Singaporeans are foodies, but food is about a lot more too. Explore its significance with award-winning writer, Melissa De Silva.

About this Event

Singaporeans are known to be foodies, but what we eat is often about more than pleasing our tastebuds or filling the belly. Food is often about family, culture, relationships, tradition, tied to our sense of comfort and familiarity (or unfamiliarity!). And when we travel, new tastes and ingredients open incredible vistas. In this workshop, we explore our relationship with a particular food culture, dish or ingredient and reflect on its role and significance in our lives, or a period of our life.

What does this food mean to you? How has it shaped who you are, or even your relationships with others? For anyone who has ever felt passionately about food, this is for you. Come prepared for a thought-inspiring, tasty session!

Photo credit:

  • Food images: Melissa De Silva

For workshop enquiries, please email programmes@bookcouncil.sg

Kinokuniya members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee. Please contact programmes@bookcouncil.sg for the discount code before online registration.

Facilitator:

Melissa De Silva is a food lover and the author of ‘Others’ is Not a Race (Math Paper Press, 2017), a genre-blending collection of food and memoir writing, which won the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 (Creative Nonfiction). She has been published in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Best New Singaporean Short Stories Vol. 3, Singapore Quarterly Literary Review, and LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction.

Melissa has worked as a journalist and editor and in November 2019, completed a writing residency in Oaxaca, Mexico, and has just completed working on a historical novel set in Singapore.

Cancellation:

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.

Please note there is no lift to the venue.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road

Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room, 439053

Singapore

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved