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WRITING THE CITY: Aug 2019 x Kevin Martens Wong

  • Toa Payoh Public Library 6 Toa Payoh Central Singapore, 319191 Singapore (map)

Please join us for Writing the City in August 2019. In August we are pleased to welcome Singapore writer Kevin Martens Wong to run a workshop on Cores of Compelling Character.

At the core of a good story are characters with complex, compelling and believable personalities and motivations that would fit right in with some of the best heroes and villains in our own lives.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a systematic way of understanding, developing and giving life to these characters: Carl Jung’s theory of the 8 cognitive functions. Beyond character creation, participants will also come away from the workshop with a greater understanding of what compels and motivates those around them who are different from them, and (hopefully) with a greater sense of empathy and appreciation for those differences

A speculative fiction writer, linguist and teacher, Kevin Martens Wong is also the founder of Unravel: The Accessible Linguistics Magazine, and the founder/director of Kodrah Kristang, a youth-led multiethnic grassroots initiative to revitalise the critically endangered Portuguese-Eurasian Kristang language in Singapore. His first novel, Altered Straits (2017), was longlisted for the inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize.

To register, click on the event link provided below.

VENUE: Toa Payoh Public Library
ADDRESS: 6 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 319191
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook, Eventbrite (to register)

10 Aug 2019, 2pm–4pm