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Audrey Chin

 

ABOUT

Audrey Chin is the author of two novels and a short story collection. Her short fiction and social commentary has also appeared in literary journals in the USA and Singapore. She has been shortlisted thrice for the Singapore Literature Prize.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2015 – Nine Cuts (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2015)
  • 2013 – As The Heart Bones Break (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2013)
  • 1999 – Learning To Fly (Singapore: Select Books, 1999)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2016 – Singapore Literature Prize (English Fiction) shortlist
  • 2015 – Frank O'Connor Short Story Award longlist
  • 2014 – Singapore Literature Prize (English Fiction) shortlist
  • 2010 – Singapore Literature Prize (English Fiction) shortlist

WORKSHOPS BY AUDREY CHIN

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL
For: 
junior college only; 3-15 pax.
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single session only
Description: Learn what it takes to start a novel with a bang and follow through to the end by writing an opening sentence and visualising an ending scene. Audrey Chin will introduce participants to the basics of genre, plot, structure and story arc and weigh-in on the merits of plot-driven versus character-driven stories and an organic or planned approach. There will be opportunities for participants to write elevator pitches of their proposed story and other creative writing exercises.
Learning Outcomes: understand how to execute and craft an extended creative project; how to market and pitch an original work to potential buyers; what the basic elements of a novel are.

READING THE LIBRA MUNDI
For: 
all students; 10-15 pax.
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single session only
Description: Audrey Chin will introduce participants to the practice of open attentiveness and journaling as a tool for feeding creativity. Participants will be guided in the use of their senses, their reading of current events and their personal histories as catalysts for developing writing projects they are planning or already engaged in. Students will then practice sifting through their observations and experiences for ideas with the greatest impact, as well as exchanging these ideas with one another to invigorate inspiration and dialogue.
Learning Outcomes: understand how to utilize open observation and attentiveness to feed the creative process; how to sift through sensory and experiential input; how to regularly maintain and nurture one's learning and creativity.

 

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME / OUR WRITERS / OUR WORKSHOPS / F.A.Q.

Book A Writer is Sing Lit Station's workshop-for-schools programme, featuring a roster of Singapore's most important writers at work today. *Do you want to Book A Writer? For enquiries on Audrey Chin's availability and workshop rates in Sing Lit Station's Book A Writer programme, do fill in the form below. Messages should take no longer than 2-3 days for a reply.

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