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Reinterpreting Asian Mythology

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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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Learn how to reinterpret Asian mythology as a method for expressing ideas and analysing issues through poetry and prose with Natalie Wang and Crispin Rodrigues. Be exposed to a plethora of Asian myths as well as poems that reinterpret these myths as a manner of exploring issues of gender, class, race and nationality.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring an Asian myth to the workshop. This can be in the form of a written text, or as oral history. Participants will then workshop these myths into poems or short prose.

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

About the facilitators:

Natalie Wang writes about cats, ghosts, and women, and maintains that they are all the same thing. She is the runner-up of Fairy Tale Review’s 2018 contest, and her work has been published or is forthcoming in LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, The Kindling, Rambutan Literary, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Eunoia Review and the Fairy Tale Review. Her book The Woman Who Turned Into A Vending Machine (Math Paper Press) is a collection of poems on womanhood, metamorphosis, and myth.

Crispin Rodrigues is a poet and essayist. His first collection of poetry, Pantomime, was published by Math Paper Press in 2018. His poems, short stories and creative non-fiction has been featured in Kepulauan (2014), A Luxury We Must Afford (2016) and Eunoia Review, among others. He is currently working on his second collection of poetry, slated for publication in mid-2019.


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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

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