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Loh Guan Liang

 
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ABOUT

Loh Guan Liang is the author of two poetry collections: Transparent Strangers (2012) and Bitter Punch (2016). Bitter Punch was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2018. Guan Liang is also the co-translator of Art Studio (2014), a Chinese novel by Singapore Cultural Medallion recipient Yeng Pway Ngon. He updates at www.lohguanliang.weebly.com/

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


TESTIMONIALS

STUDENT FROM UNITY SECONDARY SCHOOL
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing that I would ever enjoy English Literature! You made me understand deeper! Thank you!”

WORKSHOPS BY LOH GUAN LIANG

WRITING POETRY 101
For: upper primary; secondary; 8-25 pax
Availability: 2.5 hours per session; single session
Description: This is a beginner’s guide for anyone who has ever wanted to write a poem but does not know how. What is a poem? What goes into a poem? Why write poetry anyway? Through this workshop, participants will explore the beauty of poetry as a mode of expression.
Learning Outcomes: introduction to poetry writing techniques; create a poem; gain a better appreciation of poetry 

POETRY PLATTER
For: upper primary; lower secondary; 8-25 pax
Availability: 2.5 hr per session; single session
Description: Must a poem rhyme to be considered a poem? This workshop introduces participants to different types of poems and poetic devices. Based on what they have learnt, participants will get the opportunity to create their own poems individually and/or in a groups.
Learning Outcomes: introduction to different types of poetry; engage in creative writing

IMAGERY 101
For: upper primary; secondary; 8-25 pax
Availability: 2.5 hr per session; single session
Description: If writing is a dish, imagery is what makes it taste better. But what is imagery? How do we analyse it? More importantly, how do we use imagery in our own writing? This workshop will explore how to use imagery and figurative language to write better.
Learning Outcomes: how to analyse imagery; how to use figurative language to spice up compositions

SEEING THE UNSEEN
For: secondary; 8-25 pax
Availability: 2–2.5 hr per session; single session
Description: Tackling the unseen paper can seem like a daunting task. This workshop equips participants with strategies to hone their literary analysis skills so they can write better essays. By thinking like a writer, participants will also learn how to appreciate poetry better.
Learning Outcomes: how to analyse a poem; how to write practical criticism essays on unseen texts

 

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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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