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Tse Hao Guang

 

ABOUT

Tse Hao Guang (b. 1988) is the author of Deeds of Light (Math Paper Press, 2015), which was shortlisted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize. He co-edits the literary journal OF ZOOS, the poetry anthology UnFree Verse (Ethos Books, 2017), and poetry.sg. He is a 2016 fellow of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2017 – Unfree Verse (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2017)
  • 2015 – Deeds of Light (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2015)
  • 2013 – Hyperlinkage (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2013)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2016 – International Writing Program fellow, University of Iowa
  • 2015 – Singapore Literature Prize (English Poetry) shortlist
  • 2014 – MA in Humanities (Creative Writing), University of Chicago

WORKSHOPS BY TSE HAO GUANG

HOW TO WRITE POETRY?
For: all students; min. 5 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. 

WHAT IS POETIC FORM?
For: 
upper sec, junior college; 5-20 pax
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single session
Description: This is an intermediate-level workshop that asks: What is poetic form? Is it all about Shakespeare or is there something more? How can I read and write poetry in form effectively? This session will expand your idea of form in the arts and poetry, and introduce you to local poetry written in all kinds of shapes and sizes.
Learning Outcomes: a broader understanding of form beyond rhyme, meter, and dull rules; the relationship between form and chaos; how to have fun with restrictions; how to read a formal poem; how to break rules meaningfully.

POETIC REVISION & WORKSHOPPING
For: 
upper sec, junior college; 5-12 pax
Availability: 2 /3 hours per session; single session
Description: This is an intermediate- to advanced-level workshop that asks: Do you love writing poetry? Interested in learning how to edit and revise your work? This session will introduce you to the principles of poetic revision, as well as give you a taste of the workshopping process. Participants should have a portfolio of at least 5 poems in hand.
Learning Outcomes: an understanding of creativity as a process rather than a result; how to give and take constructive critique; how to form and sustain your own workshop group; how to identify tendencies and tics in your own work and in others'; how to begin to find your own voice.

 

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME / OUR WRITERS / OUR WORKSHOPS / 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 Tse Hao Guang'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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