Sing Lit Station
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BOOK A WRITER / Our Workshops

Discover our wide range of exciting topics, touching on everything Sing Lit – and more.


(i) Prose

HOW I BECAME A LIAR
For: all students; min. 10 pax
Learn how news reporting and copyediting can inform one's approach to writing short stories. Try your hand at interview skills and writing exercises.

HOW TO WRITE A STORY
For: all students; min. 10 pax
Providing techniques for turning your notes, ideas and fragments into a story by focusing on character, setting and other features of narrative fiction.

IMAGINED REALITIES
For: upper sec, junior college; 8-20 pax

How do you create fantastical worlds that are believable and compelling? Learn the basics of worldbuilding in this exclusive workshop.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, SUPERSCRIBE!
For: upper pri, lower sec; 25-30 pax

With role playing and dramatised readings, learn the elements of a screenplay including scene, action, character and dialogue and conflict resolution.

THE PRACTICE OF FICTION
For: all students; max. 12 pax
A valuable opportunity to learn how to craft character, shape a story, hone a voice, and have their work read in a stimulating environment.

READING THE LIBRA MUNDI
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or: all students; 10-15 pax
Learn to sift through one's senses, personal histories and a reading of current events as catalysts for developing writing projects.

SATIRE AND THE ART OF EFFECTIVE TROLLING
For: upper sec, junior college; min. 10 pax
How can satirical writing be used as a means to convey an indirect message? Create opportunities to employ the cut and thrust of students' wit.

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL
For: junior college; 3-15 pax
Learn what it takes to start a novel with a bang and follow through to the end, while understanding what the basic elements of a novel comprise of.

SPLIT NARRATIVES
For: all students, 8-15 pax
Learn how to write branching storylines for games, interactive fiction and multimedia experiences. Bring all those “what ifs” to life!


(ii) Poetry

CONFESSING IN SPOKEN WORD
For: all students, 8-20 pax

Attain a better understanding of confessional poetry and connect with your inner self in this workshop. Where are the universal themes in your own experiences?

GROW A POEM: FINDING WORDS IN NATURE
For: all students, 8-25 pax
Be inspired by nature and our environment: learn how to use your five senses to capture the awe-inspiring sunset, or the resilience of weeds growing in concrete.

HOW TO WRITE POETRY?
For: all students; min. 5 pax
What is a poem? Why write poetry? This exploratory workshop deals with finding a personal connection to your work and generative writing strategies. 

IMAGERY IN POETRY
For: all students; min. 8 pax
A crash course in how to identify, analyse and talk about one of the toughest topics in literature, with exposure to work written over the 20th century.

POETIC REVISION AND WORKSHOPPING
For: upper sec, junior college; 5-12 pax
An introduction to the principles of poetic revision, as well as a taste of the workshopping process; an opportunity to hone and refine existing work.

POETRY AS HONESTY
For: all students; min. 10 pax

How can we write poetry that is honest and relevant? How do we find the vital link between authenticity and believability when editing our own work?

READING SOCIAL MESSAGES IN POETRY
For: lower sec, upper sec; min. 10 pax
Look forward to engaging with poems on the basis of their social messages and discuss how they inform, and are informed by their own lived experiences.

READING TO WRITE, WRITING TO READ
For: upper sec, junior college; 10-15 pax

Are you afraid of the unknown? Tackle the "unseen", experiment with form, and equip students with the tools to read and interpret poetry. 

SPEAKING UP: PERFORMANCE POETRY
For: all students; min. 10 pax
An introduction to the fundamental elements of spoken word. What makes it different from poetry found on the page? What does it mean to perform?

TACKLING BODY IMAGE IN POETRY
For:
 all female students; min. 10 pax
An females-only workshop positing poetry as a vehicle through which young women can examine issues of confidence, belonging and self acceptance.

THINKING INSIDE THE BOX: FORM IN POETRY
For: upper sec, junior college; min. 10 pax
"Think outside the box" is good and all – but this workshop will teach students the delights of constraint and limitation, form, meter and rhyme.

WHAT IS POETIC FORM?
For: upper sec, junior college; 5-20 pax
This workshop 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.


(iii) Creativity & Careers

DRAWING & ERASING: A JOURNEY
For: all students; min. 5 pax

A talk by Sonny Liew about his journey from reading comics to drawing and writing them; learn what it means to persist and thrive in a competitive creative industry.

AN EXQUISITE CADAVER
For: all students; min. 8 pax

An exquisite cadaver – or, an “exquisite corpse” – is an age-old method of assembling a collection of words and images to form a larger narrative. 

HOW TO BE A WRITER (1) (2)
For: all students; min. 10 pax

The journey from first draft to publication. The attitude, processes & techniques to be a writer. The challenges of being a writer in Singapore.

NARRATIVE IN MOVEMENT
For: upper sec. junior college; 5-20 pax

Begin with a story and turn it into different layers of abstraction in this multi-disciplinary workshop; choreograph a story via movement.

PHOTOWRITE
For: all students; min. 10 pax
A multi-disciplinary journey of image making; both as a writer and shutterbug, connecting photography with writing in different genres.

THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GETTING PUBLISHED
For: all students; min. 10 pax

How does one become a published author? How do you sell a short story, or find an agent? Learn all this and more in this exclusive session.

SINGAPORE LITERATURE 101
For: all students; min. 10 pax
Everything and anything about Singapore literature; all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about local writing, in one exciting lecture.

SINGPOWRIMO: A LUXURY WE CANNOT AFFORD
For: all students; min. 30 pax
Explore the poetics of modern Sing Lit anthologies and how to submit work or begin as a young writer, in this wide-ranging talk and Q&A.

SOCIAL ISSUES IN DUB POETRY
For: 
upper sec., junior college; 8-20 pax
Explore the complex matters of social injustice and politics in this fun workshop. Get in touch with a genre emerging out of reggae in the 1970s.

THE UNDERLANGUAGE OF COMICS
For: all students; mix. 5 pax

A talk by Sonny Liew about what makes comics a unique medium – its "underlanguage" of panels, word balloons, text-image interaction and more.

USING SINGAPOREAN POETRY IN YOUR CLASSROOM
For: all teachers; min. 5 pax
An exclusive teachers-only workshop designed to help educators understand more about incorporating Singaporean poetry into their classrooms and curriculum.

VISUAL TEXT: A GUIDE TO ART & POETRY
For: all students, 8-25 pax
Learn how to use shape, line, and movement to create your own visual poetry. Gain a better understanding of the relationship between text and images.


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. *Want to Book A Writer? For general enquiries on availability, workshop rates, programme content and more, do fill in our contact form here.

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