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Story Fundamentals: Examining the Raw Elements of Storytelling for Fiction,...

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

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Explore the fundamentals of storytelling in all narrative genres, from epic poems to novels, short stories, screenplays, jokes, and video games.

Many people can speak of a story’s beginning, middle and end, but can you distinguish their nature and function? Learn the ingredients and operations of each narrative phase and their transposition into three-act narratives (for page, screen and performance), and discuss the unique challenges of writing for video games. What is a writer’s role in the creation of a game? Is there room in games for engaging stories? What is the balance between telling the player a story and having the player tell their own story? Understand how to take your skills in traditional narrative forms and translate them to new interactive mediums.

Participants will learn to write for an interactive medium, and better understand the challenges of writing games and how to leverage their narrative skills to succeed in the world of video game writing in this workshop led by Dr. Darryl Whetter, the inaugural Programme Leader for the Creative Writing master’s degree at LASALLE Colllege of the Arts and Joel Janisse, Assistant Narrative Director at Ubisoft, Singapore.

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

About the facilitators:

Dr. Darryl Whetter is the inaugural director of the first Creative Writing MA in Singapore and Southeast Asia (at LASALLE College of the Arts). He is the author of three books of fiction and two poetry collections. In his native Canada, his debut collection of stories was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2003 and, Origins, his first poetry collection, received a starred review in Quill & Quire. His scholarly articles on literature and creative writing pedagogy have been published by Routledge, the National Poetry Foundation (US), and Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, etc.

Joel Janisse is a veteran writer in the videogame industry where he has worked in-house at BAFTA winning studio Quantic Dream on “Beyond: Two Souls” starring Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe as well as their latest game, “Detroit: Become Human”. He has also lent his writing expertise to various studios on a short-term basis including I/O Interactive where he worked on their 2016 instalment of the “Hitman” franchise. He currently is Associate Narrative Director at Ubisoft where he has worked on “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” and its post-launch content, “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – Legacy Of The First Blade”.

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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

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

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