Eva Wong Nava is an award-winning children's book author. Her debut middle-grade book, Open: A Boy’s Wayang Adventure (Ethos Books, 2018), that encourages young readers to be more compassionate to people on the Autism Spectrum won the Moonbeam Children's Book Award in 2018. Her picture book, The Boy Who Talks in Bits and Bobs (Armour Publishing, 2019) was given a 5-star review by Readers' Favorite and selected as the Book of the Month by an independent bookstore in Los Angeles. Mina's Magic Malong (Penguin Random House, 2019) is her third diverse children's book.
Eva is an art historian, writer, educator and advocate for diversity in children's literature. When not writing for children, she writes flash fiction and founded CarpeArte Journal where she publishes her fiction and ramblings of the art sort while leaving room for others to do the same.
She reads copiously and writes voraciously, always wishing there were more hours in the day to do more with the written word.
The listed workshop by Eva Wong Nava is eligible for subsidy under the NAC-AEP programme. Please submit an inquiry below to find out more.
2018 – Open – A Boy's Wayang Adventure (Ethos Books, 2018)
2018 – Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards (pre-teens general fiction), bronze medal
2018 - Pushcart Prize, nominee
WORKSHOPS BY EVA WONG NAVA
TELLING STORIES WITH ART(E)FACTS
For: Upper Primary, Secondary School. students; 5-20 pax
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; 1 or 5 session(s)
Description: This workshop involves a writing prompt – art work or artefact – selected by the instructor based on a theme for students to explore. For example, if the theme is Social Realism and Social History, the artwork selected will provide the students with the vocabulary and context to write their stories. (Click on this link for an example.) Facilitated by writer Eva Wong Nava, students themselves will craft a story from draft to completion, 1,000 to 1,500 words long.
Learning Outcomes: How to utilise ekphrasis in prose, and to describe art via writing; identify & develop the story structure, voice and tone, plot and story, dialogue vs monologue.
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