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Cyril Wong

 

ABOUT

Cyril Wong (b. 1977) is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of over ten poetry publications, two short-story collections and a novel. He received the 2005 Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council and completed his doctoral degree in English Literature from the National University of Singapore in 2012.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2016 – We Contain Multitudes: 12 Years of SOFTBLOW (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2016)
  • 2015 – The Lover's Inventory (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2015)
  • 2014 – Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2014)
  • 2014 – Here and Beyond: 12 Stories. (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2014)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2016 – Singapore Literature Prize (English Poetry), co-winner
  • 2012 – PhD in English Literature, National University of Singapore
  • 2006 – Singapore Literature Prize (English), co-winner
  • 2005 – National Arts Council Young Artist Award

WORKSHOPS BY CYRIL WONG

HOW TO BE A WRITER
For: all students; min. 10 pax
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single session
Description: The journey from first draft to publication. The attitude, processes & techniques to be a writer. The challenges & opportunities of being a writer in Singapore. This session will cover everything you need to know about what it takes to make a career out of writing.
Learning Outcomes: understand the steps, attitude and requirements of being a published writer in Singapore; how to confront the challenges of being a writer.

POETRY AS HONESTY
For: 
all students; min. 10 pax
Availability: 2/3 hours per session; single session
Description: How to write poetry that is honest and relevant, especially in the context of Singapore's literary scene; basic aspects of poetry like imagery, metaphor-creation and insight-formation, will be discussed. The workshop will also teach the link between authenticity and believability in the editing of poetry.
Learning Outcomes: how to write honest and relevant poetry; how to conceptualise and use literary devices to achieve insight; how to edit one's work for a specific purpose.

SINGAPORE LITERATURE 101
For: all students; min. 10 pax
Availability: 2/3 hours per session; single session
Description: Everything and anything about Singapore literature; all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about local writing, packaged in one exciting lecture and Q&A session. Prior discussion with schools and teachers will be necessary to highlight key themes / figures to be discussed with students.
Learning Outcomes: a broader and deeper understanding about key topics in Singapore literature.

 

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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 Cyril Wong'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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