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Reveal: The Art of 'Showing'

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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

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Explore the meaning of ‘Show, don’t tell’ and how to apply this principle when writing fiction and nonfiction with writer-editor, Verena Tay

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What does the adage ‘Show, don’t tell’ really mean? What is its relevance? How do you actually apply it?

This hands-on workshop will lead you to some answers. First, you will examine some textual examples of ‘show’ and ‘tell’ and discuss the significance of each term and when to apply either principle aptly. Next through various exercises, you will experiment with different elements (e.g. word choice, concrete sensorial description, point of view, dialogue) to understand what is ‘telling’ and how to ‘show’.

By the end of the workshop, you will gain a firmer grasp of what is ‘show’ and ‘tell’, thereby enabling you to know better how and when to ‘show’ and/or ‘tell when writing stories.

This workshop is suitable for participants aged 15 years and above. It will be conducted in-person at the Singapore Book Council.

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Verena Tay is a writer, editor, storyteller and theatre practitioner, Verena Tay (www.verenatay.com) has published two collections of short stories and four volumes of plays. She has also edited twelve story anthologies, including the bestselling Balik Kampung series published by Math Paper Press. She has conducted numerous creative writing workshops for National Library Board, The Arts House, National Book Development Council, Creative Arts Programme (Ministry of Education) and other institutions. Currently, she is writing her first novel as part of her PhD studies in Creative Writing with Swansea University.

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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.

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90 Goodman Road

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