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Felix Cheong

 
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ABOUT

Felix Cheong is the author of 12 books, including four volumes of poetry, two young adult novels and a trilogy of flash fiction stories. His works have been nominated for the prestigious Frank O’Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. In 2000, he was conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council. He is also currently an adjunct lecturer at four universities.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2014-2016 – The Singapore Siu Dai series (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2014-2016)

  • 2012 – Vanishing Point: stories. (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2012)

  • 2009 – Sudden in Youth: New and Selected Poems. (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2009)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2000 – NAC Young Artist Award recipient

TESTIMONIALS

FROM MRS. MICHELLE YEE
SENG KANG PRIMARY SCHOOL
“Building Better Plots conducted by Mr. Felix Cheong provided me with a different perspective to the way composition writing can be taught in class. It is like doing the same thing, but in a very different and interesting way. I have tried out the ideas with my pupils and found the strategies to be very effective. My pupils' writings became more logical and they knew what/how to write, as a result, their compositions improved greatly. These workshops has ignited the spark in me and I am enjoying the glow!”

FROM MR PEERAPUN CHUTATAPE
FAIRFIELD METHODIST PRIMARY SCHOOL
“This workshop is definitely beneficial to my teaching work. Felix knows the subject matter well and writes brilliant stuff off the cuff! All this should be taught in NIE!”

WORKSHOPS BY FELIX CHEONG

BUILDING BETTER PLOTS
For:
teachers only; 15-25 pax.
Availability: 3 hours per session; two sessions only
Description: Designed as an introduction to plot creation, this 6-hour workshop will equip teachers with a deeper understanding of story structure. With this understanding, teachers can help their students develop an awareness of interesting and effective choices they can make in their compositions under exam conditions.
Through hands-on activities, together with examples drawn from movies and short stories, award-winning writer Felix Cheong will demonstrate how teachers can guide their students to build better plots. Towards the end of this workshop, teachers will apply what they have learnt by writing their own short story.
Learning Outcomes: Learn how to help students distinguish characteristics of a badly-written narrative, and identify elements of plot such as motivation, reversals and inciting incidents; strategies to help students escalate tension in their stories; examples to help students identify 20 master plots

DESCRIPTIVE WRITING
For: teachers only; 15-25 pax.
Availability: 3 hours per session; two sessions only
Description: Helmed by award-winning poet and fiction writer Felix Cheong, this 6-hour workshop is designed to help teachers enhance the way they teach descriptive writing. Through hands-on activities and writing exercises, teachers will learn techniques and strategies that can improve the descriptive writing skills of their students.
Learning Outcomes: Strategies to teach students how to build up descriptions; strategies to teach students how to use similes and metaphors; exercises to help students build their vocabulary; exercises to help students develop their power of observation

 

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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME / OUR WRITERS / OUR WORKSHOPS / OUR CAMP / 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 Felix Cheong'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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