Amanda Chong is a lawyer trained in Cambridge and Harvard, a winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, and the co-founder of ReadAble, a non-profit organisation that runs weekly English literacy classes for children and migrant women. She is interested in exploring themes of gender and power in both her poetry and academic writing; her first collection of poetry, Professions, was published in 2016 under Math Paper Press's Ten Year Series imprint and shortlisted for the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize.
- 2016 – Professions (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2016)
- 2018 – Singapore Literature Prize (English Poetry) shortlist
- 2005 – Foyle Young Poet of the Year
WORKSHOPS BY AMANDA CHONG
A WOMAN'S VOICE IN POETRY
For: all students; 10-25 pax
Availability: 3 hours per session; single session
Description: This workshop will look at: a brief history of women's writing (including how women were excluded from intellectual and public life, and how they reasserted their voices); a brief history of women's writing in Singapore; how women have asserted their identity through writing. The craft of a poem will be conveyed through a close reading of poems; a writing exercise with a prompt related to students' identity and experience of gender will also be provided.
Learning Outcomes: understanding the role of identity and gender in Singapore poetry; how poetry helps assert identity and experiences of gender; how to craft a poem in the context of gender and identity in Singapore.
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