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Loh Guan Liang

 
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ABOUT

Loh Guan Liang is the author of two poetry collections: Bitter Punch (Ethos Books, 2016) and Transparent Strangers (Math Paper Press, 2012). He also co-translated Art Studio (Math Paper Press, 2014), a Chinese novel by Singapore Cultural Medallion recipient Yeng Pway Ngon. His poems have been featured in the Singapore Memory Project and The Substation Love Letters Project.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2016 – Bitter Punch (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2016)
  • 2014 – Art Studio (Yeng Pwan Ngon. Trans. Goh Beng Choo, Loh Guan Liang. Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2014)
  • 2012 – Transparent Strangers (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2012)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2018 – Singapore Literature Prize (English Poetry) shortlist
    2013 – Read! Singapore Flash Fiction Contest, 1st runner-up
  • 2011 – Moving Words Poetry Competition, winner

WORKSHOPS BY LOH GUAN LIANG

HOW TO WRITE POETRY?
For: all students; 5-15 pax.
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single session
Description: This is a beginner's-level workshop that asks pertinent questions to every aspiring poet: What is a poem? Why write poetry? What are the building blocks of poetry? What is an image? This exploratory session will deal with finding a personal connection to your work and generative writing strategies. 
Learning Outcomes: a sense of what a poem is and can be; form your own idea of what poetry should be; how to generate writing; what is the relationship between your imagination, and images & metaphors. 

IMAGERY IN POETRY
For: all students, 5-15 pax.
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single session
Description: If writing is an engine, imagery is the device to make it run better. But what is imagery? How do you analyse it? How do you use imagery in your own writing? This workshop introduces students to imagery as it is used in writing and equips them with tools to write figuratively.
Learning Outcomes: how to analyse imagery in poetry; how to use imagery to spice up essays/compositions.

MY CITY, MY WORDS
For: all students, 5-15 pax.
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single session
Description: Singapore prides itself on being a modern metropolis that has made big strides within a short period of time. What does it mean to live in such a city? In the drive to develop rapidly, what has Singapore gained and lost? This workshop invites participants to examine what the urban experience means to them and consider how writing can be a means of engaging the city.
Learning Outcomes: be introduced to the concept of urban poetry; learn how to produce a creative piece of writing focusing on urban change in Singapore or the rest of the world.

 

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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 Loh Guan Liang'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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