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Camp Lit returns this December holidays with more action-packed literary activities!
Join six brilliant writers & poets at The Arts House this 26–28 November 2018 as they lead three full days of creative writing workshops for aspiring young writers. This round, we focus in on THE ANTI-HERO, plunging deep into an exploration of character & conflict. Campers will examine their character’s motivations and flaws, create rich backstories, develop a sense of history for the towns they live in, and choreograph their fight scenes while maintaining a strong hold on the overarching storyline. They'll also learn to use poetry to voice dissenting opinions, and how to utilise the concept of dualism to create a sense of dramatic tension in their work.
As always, campers can expect a fun-filled time with plenty of games, bonding activities, challenges and contests to make the days fly by. All campers will be sorted into their houses by our trusty Sorting Songkok and will vie for points to win the House Cup!
Send the form to email@example.com by 19 November, 10am to book your spot!
Students may receive discounts / subsidies for Camp Lit if they are also eligible for the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme. For enquiries on this matter, write to us by filling the form below.
All schools stand to receive a 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant; educators / teachers interested in this offer may obtain a letter of eligibility by filling the form below.
26 Nov 2018 (Mon)
Creating a Complex Character
with Dr Yeo Wei Wei
Fiction allows us to meet interesting and absorbing characters. How do writers create characters? This workshop will teach students how to create complex, memorable characters by applying their understanding of human nature, imagination, and language skills.
Duality in Poetry
with Daryl Qilin Yam
A crash course on how to identify, analyse and talk about one of the most talked-about topics in literature, Daryl Qilin Yam will impart what he has learnt over the years as a practitioner and student of poetry in a workshop that will expose students to the ways poets over the 20th century have utilised dual imagery in their work. The workshop will culminate in a group presentation and a creative writing exercise.
27 Nov 2018 (Tue)
The Hero’s Journey
with Judith Huang
The Hero’s Journey is an idea based on mythologist Joseph Campbell’s work on extracting the essence of a hero’s stages through a story. It’s based on his seminal work The Hero With A Thousand Faces. Judith used this idea in crafting the story of Sofia and the Utopia Machine, her novel.
Protest / Poetry
with Jennifer Anne Champion
A multi-disciplinary journey into poetry as a socio-cultural and civic activity; this workshop touches on contemporary poetry, both local and international, that says something in times of uncertainty and shows how literary arts offer a way forward.
28 Nov 2018 (Wed)
My City, My Words
with Loh Guan Liang
Singapore prides itself on being a modern metropolis that has made big strides within a short period of time. What does it mean to live in such a city? In the drive to develop rapidly, what has Singapore gained and lost? This workshop invites participants to examine what the urban experience means to them and consider how writing can be a means of engaging the city.
“And Now, We Fight to the Death!” Writing Action Scenes
with Suffian Hakim
How do you capture the energy and tension of a lightsaber duel, of a car chase, or of an epic game of quidditch or void deck football using only the medium of the written word? Suffian Hakim dissects what makes a great action sequence in writing and teaches techniques for taking your book's action sequences from good to explosively awesome.
There will be a hands-on component for participants, in which they will write out action scenes and perform it for their fellow workshop attendees.
CAMP LIT 2018 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.