20-22 NOV 2017 (MON–WED)
@ THE ARTS HOUSE (1 OLD PARLIAMENT LANE, SINGAPORE 179429)
Camp Lit is a brand new initiative from Sing Lit Station, presented as part of our Book A Writer programme. Camp Lit provides creative writing workshops and classes to students in search of fun, craft-based opportunities to engage with the study of literature. During the upcoming November holidays, we plan to make these engaging programmes available to all secondary school students in Singapore.
This three-day programme will comprise of six creative writing workshops centred at The Arts House, three of which will take place at the premises, another three of which will take students to the nearby Singapore River. All the workshops will be led by published writers who are also experienced educators, award-winners, and respected contributors to the literary arts. Volunteers from Sing Lit Station will also be present to help facilitate the programmes and watch over the students.
This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.
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20 Nov 2017 (Mon), 10am–1pm
by Marc Nair
Outdoors. Take part in this multi-disciplinary journey of image making; both as a writer and shutterbug. Learn how to pair the two disciplines together, and walk away from the workshop with theoretical and practical applications of connecting photography with writing in different genres.
20 Nov 2017 (Mon), 2pm–5pm
Lights, Camera, Superscribe!
by Adeline Foo
Outdoors. In this fun and interactive workshop involving role playing and dramatised readings, Adeline Foo will lead students through the elements of a screenplay including scene, action, character and dialogue. Students will be shown and encouraged to create their own scenes, imagining different conflicts the characters are facing, and offering solutions to resolve the conflict/drama.
21 Nov 2017 (Tue), 10am–1pm
by JY Yang
Indoors. How do you create a fantastical world that is both believable and compelling? And what kind of stories would you tell in that world? In this workshop, students will study the basics of world-building, tapping into character, geography and sociology. During the course of the workshop, students will get a chance to write a piece of flash fiction (500-1000w) and critique each others' work.
21 Nov 2017 (Tue), 2pm–5pm
Growing a Poem: Finding Words in Nature
by Charlene Shepherdson
Outdoors. Learn how to use your five senses to capture the awe-inspiring sunset, or the resilience of weeds growing in concrete. Get your blood pumping and your inspiration running in this energetic and engaging workshop, where you’ll have a hands-on experience writing a poem relating to nature or environmental issues.
22 Nov 2017 (Wed), 10am–1pm
Confessing in Spoken Word
by Deborah Emmanuel
Indoors. Attain a better understanding of confessional poetry and connect with your inner self in this workshop. What are the universal themes in your own experiences? How might we find release when we choose to articulate something? These are the questions students will be asking in this rewarding and intimate workshop.
22 Nov 2017 (Wed), 2pm–5pm
The Magic of Revision
by Christine Chia
Outdoors. Anne Lamott encourages writers to embrace their lousy first drafts because the fear of failure holds us back from even starting in the first place. In this workshop, we will take that wise advice to heart and actually expect and want first drafts to be lousy. Once we get the first draft out of the way, that's when the real magic of revision can happen.
CAMP LIT 2017 IS SUPPORTED BY
Book A Writer is Sing Lit Station's workshop-for-schools programme, featuring a roster of Singapore's most important writers at work today. *Are you a student interested in Camp Lit? Or are you a teacher or a parent who would like to learn more about our programme? Do send us a message via the form below.