Writing the City is a literary arts platform in Singapore which supports a community of new, emerging and established prose writers to develop their writing, share their work, and give and receive feedback.
WRITING THE CITY: 8 APR 2017, 1.30PM-3.30PM
Please join us for the April Monthly Meet Up!
In April we will be conducting writing exercises and discussing how to examine the texts we read, looking at the ‘writerly techniques’ in the text in order to decide if we want to adopt similar techniques in our writing.
If you would like to come along then register on Eventbrite and Jon Gresham send you the writing exercises and reading materials.
Writing the City is a literary arts platform in Singapore which supports a community of new, emerging and established prose writers to develop their writing, share their work, and give and receive feedback. Its facilitator is the author of We Rose Up Slowly (Math Paper Press, 2015), Jon Gresham.
Writing the City was founded in 2011 with the support of the British Council and National Arts Council Singapore. In 2016, Sing Lit Station became involved in Writing the City and now leads the monthly creative writing workshops in collaboration with the British Council and the National Library Board.
There are over a hundred members of Writing the City in Singapore.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
Creative Writing Workshops are held every month from 2pm to 4pm on a Saturday at Toa Payoh Library, The Arts House or other venue in Singapore.
Topics may change depending on members’ input. Workshop attendance is limited to around 25 participants so be sure to register each month.
The two-hour workshop format usually consists of: 1. Discussion of writing craft topics with an emphasis on practical techniques 2. Writing exercises 3. Review and discussion of Singapore Literature texts 4. Feedback on texts submitted by members for critique
Guest writers (e.g. Boey Kim Cheng, Jean Tay, Daryl Qilin Yam) often attend the workshops to share their experiences and advice on writing in Singapore.
Jon Gresham is a long-term resident of Singapore, an award-nominated photographer, and the author ofWe Rose Up Slowly (Math Paper Press, 2015), a collection of short stories. He is also a director / administrator at Sing Lit Station.