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Charlene Shepherdson

 
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ABOUT

Charlene Shepherdson is a poet and interactive narrative designer focused on language in written, performative and visual forms. She is 1/3 of spacer.gif, a visual- texual collective that runs interdisciplinary open-mic, destination: INK.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2017 – "One Record", Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams (Singapore: World Scientific, 2017)
  • 2017 – "Cremains", A Luxury We Must Afford (Eds. Christine Chia, Joshua Ip, Cheryl Julia Lee. Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2017)
  • 2016 – "Written", From Walden to Woodlands (Eds. Ow Yeong Wai Kit, Muzakkir Samat. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2016)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2016-17 – National Arts Council Creation Grant
  • 2012-13 – Born of Paper, Project LAVA (National Arts Council Commission)

WORKSHOPS BY CHARLENE SHEPHERDSON

SPLIT NARRATIVES: CREATING INTERACTIVE STORIES
For: all students; 8-15 pax
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single / multiple session
Description: Learn how to write branching storylines for games, interactive fiction and multimedia experiences. Bring all those “what ifs” to life in a broad-ranging, participatory and innovative workshop.
Learning Outcomes: understand the role of creators and receivers for interactive fiction; creating workflows for branching storylines; for multiple sessions: hands-on experience with inklewriter and parallax storytelling.

VISUAL TEXT: A GUIDE TO ART AND POETRY
For: 
all students; 8-25 pax
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single / multiple session
Description: Learn how to use line, shape, colour, contrast and movement to create your own visual poetry. Gain a better understanding of the relationship between text and images in this multi-disciplinary, all-hands-on-deck workshop.
Learning Outcomes: understand how typography and colour impact the tone and mood of poems through hands-on experimentation; craft your own shape poem; for multiple sessions: create a chapbook of visual poetry, including shape poetry, typographic poems, etc.

GROW A POEM: FINDING WORDS IN NATURE
For: all students; 8-25 pax
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single / multiple session
Description: 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. Multiple sessions include the option to head to the Botanic Gardens or Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve to produce a chapbook of nature poetry.
Learning Outcomes: learning to engage the five senses through sensory activities; hands-on experience writing a poem relating to nature or environmental issues.

 

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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME / OUR WRITERS / OUR WORKSHOPS / F.A.Q.

Book A Writer is Sing Lit Station's workshop-for-schools programme, featuring a roster of Singapore's most important writers at work today. *Do you want to Book A Writer? For enquiries on Charlene Shepherdson's availability and workshop rates in Sing Lit Station's Book A Writer programme, do fill in the form below. Messages should take no longer than 2-3 days for a reply.

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