In July we are pleased to have some very talented emerging Singapore writers Arin Fong and Prasanthi Ram to run a workshop on World Building in Fiction.
In this workshop, we will reflect on what worldbuilding means in fiction writing. We will discuss questions like “What counts as worldbuilding?” and “How much worldbuilding do I need?” After analysing the mechanics of worldbuilding in select clips from well-loved films, participants will be given the opportunity to build and present their own fictional worlds through a guided group exercise.
Arin Alycia Fong is a graduate student of Creative Writing at Nanyang Technological University. Her poetry can be found on Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. Her short fiction has appeared in an anti-realist fiction anthology "this is how you walk on the moon" and has been longlisted for the First Pages Prize 2018 organised by Stockholm Writers' Festival. Sometimes, she writes reviews for the Anomaly blog.
Prasanthi Ram is a Singaporean fiction writer. A PhD candidate for Creative Writing at Nanyang Technological University, she is working on a debut collection of short stories that explores the Tamil Brahmin community in Singapore. Outside of writing, Prasanthi is interested in South Asian anglophone literature, women's studies, as well as South Korean popular culture. She also holds a BA in English Literature from the National University of Singapore and an MA in Creative Writing from The University of Sydney.