Eva Wong Nava is the author of Open - A Boy’s Wayang Adventure (Ethos Books, 2018). Her award-winning children’s book encourages young readers to be more compassionate to people on the Autism Spectrum. Eva is an art historian, educator and writer. 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. When not doing anything else, she reads copiously and writes voraciously, always wishing there were more hours in the day to do more with the written word.
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)EFACTS
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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