ABOUT CAMP LIT
Camp Lit is a yearly creative writing holiday camp for secondary school students.
Mingle with published authors and learn their secrets; bond with fellow aspiring writers and explore our city in an epic three-day scavenger hunt; test your detective skills and engage your competitive spirit during our camp games and challenges; and above all - ignite your creativity.
All lovers of the written word between the ages of 12 - 17 are welcome to join in the fun. Pre-register for our November 2019 camp by filling out the form below.
Students who are interested in utilising Edusave to cover the cost of the camp, please let us know. We will get in touch with your school to make the necessary arrangements.
2) MOE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME
Students who are eligible for the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme are eligible for subsidies to attend Camp Lit.
3) TOTE BOARD ARTS GRANT
Previous camp sessions were supported generously by The Arts House and the Tote Board Arts Grant, which gave all schools a 50% subsidy to send their students for the camp.
For any enquiries on the above, please write to us by filling out 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 WAS 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.