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Book A Writer / Yeo Wei Wei

Yeo Wei Wei

 
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ABOUT

Yeo Wei Wei is a writer, translator, and a registered instructor with MOE. She received her PhD in Literature from the University of Cambridge. She has worked as a lecturer and tutor in Literature and Creative Writing for NUS, NTU and MOE. She was head of English at SOTA from 2007 to 2010. At National Gallery Singapore she was head of publications and the resource centre. Her collection of short stories These Foolish Things & Other Stories was published in 2015. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2015 – These Foolish Things & Other Stories (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015)

WORKSHOPS BY YEO WEI WEI

HOW TO SPEND TIME WITH A POEM
For: 
all students; 10-40 pax
Availability: 3 hours in a bundle of 2/3 sessions (1 hour or 1.5 hours per session)
Description: Dr. Yeo Wei Wei wrote her doctoral dissertation on poetry but when she was at school she didn't understand what was required of her whenever she was given a poem to "close read". These sessions will provide students with essential skills to develop their appreciation of poetry. There will also be step-by-step instruction and advice on the art of writing essays based on close readings.
Learning Outcomes: how to analyse a poem; how to write practical criticism essays on unseen and known texts

HOW TO CREATE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
For: 
all students; 5-15 pax
Availability: 3 hours; single session
Description: Fiction allows us to meet interesting and absorbing characters. How do writers create characters? This workshop will teach students how to create memorable characters by applying their understanding of human nature, imagination, and language skills. 
Learning Outcomes: how to write descriptive passages and scenes to breathe life into characters; how to learn and improve the art of characterisation through the close reading of exemplary works of fiction.

HOW TO BAKE A PLOT
For: 
all students; 5-15 pax
Availability: 3 hours; single session
Description: Plot is a sticky term for writers. Some writers, like Stephen King, claims that he doesn’t bother with plot because human lives are plotless. F. Scott Fitzgerald proposed that plot is character and character is plot. E.M. Forster threw another term into the mix by saying that plot is different from story because stories are where things happen, and plots give us this in the framework of causes and effects. At the beginning of this workshop, students will get a taster of plots drawn from the literary canon and bestseller fiction. In the middle of the session, they will be trying their hand at baking their own plots, giving rise to much suspense and tension. What the ending looks like is anyone’s guess; hopefully everyone lives happily ever after. 
Learning Outcomes: how to differentiate between story and plot; how to structure a narrative by using causality, chronology and sequence; how to handle dramatic irony; How to write a satisfying ending 

 

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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 Yeo Wei Wei'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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