Triumphant: Developing a Short Memoir about Overcoming the Odds

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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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This course will help you to write a short memoir of how you faced a particular difficulty and survived.

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In the course of your life, you have encountered various difficulties and found ways to survive. Are you inspired to write a short memoir about one such episode so as to honour the occasion and for others to read and treasure?

If you are uncertain on how to structure and write down your reflections in a manner that will engage your readers, then Triumphant is just the workshop for you.

In four sessions, experienced writer, editor and storyteller Verena Tay will guide you on how to:

  • Brainstorm the content and arc of a memoir (maximum: 3000 words);
  • Craft character, setting, scenes, dialogue, theme, flow and pace.

The course includes editorial feedback on work by the participants over the course of the workshops.

Join Triumphant and you will definitely be inspired to start and complete writing about one aspect of your life story.

This is an in-person course and all four sessions will be conducted at the Singapore Book Council at Goodman Arts Centre. For workshop enquiries, please email programmes@bookcouncil.sg

This programme is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. You can access the link here.

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

Facilitator:

A writer, editor, storyteller and theatre practitioner, Verena Tay (www.verenatay.com) has published two collections of short stories (Spaces, 2016; Spectre, 2012) 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.

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.

Workshop Schedule:

  • 10 July 2021, Saturday, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • 17 July 2021, Saturday, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • 24 July 2021, Saturday, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • 31 July 2021, Saturday, 9.30am to 12.30pm
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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

Singapore

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Singapore Book Council (SBC) is a charity founded in 1968. Its vision is to Build Our Imagine-nation by developing creativity, imagination and original thought through writing, reading, illustrating and storytelling. Its mission is to fulfil this vision through books and literary art events, workshops, and awards, because it all starts with a story.

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