Ken Liu’s coming to Singapore!

Meet the author - Ken Liu

Yes, Ken Liu’s coming to Singapore in September! Don’t know his work or want to read one of his stories for free? You can check his Paper Menagerie out! It’s also part of Read Singapore this year.

So the important dates would be:

  • 4 September , 7.30pm – 9pm: The Paper Menagerie
  • 7 September,  2pm- 3.30pm: The Writing Life : Science Fiction and Fantasy  or 5pm- 6.30pm: Comparing Notes: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • 8 September, 3pm – 4.30pm: Author Reading at Origami Exhibition

We’re going on the Saturday sessions. Especially if you’re Nanowrimo-ers COME ON SATURDAY. He has done Nanowrimo before too and well, it’s always great to meet up with others who have done it while meeting an award or rather AWARDS winning author at the library.

This is all free but if you want to register to just ‘chope’ seat here’s the info:

Registration Info: All sessions are free, but seats are limited.

To confirm your seat, kindly email readsingapore@nlb.gov.sg

1) Your Name 2) Title & Date of Session/s 3) Contact Number

See you guys there! I’ll be going to the 7th September sessions.

Under One Sky writing workshop

Hey ho! There’s a writing workshop for the Under One Sky competition! It’s like preparation for the competition if you haven’t tried out writing short stories before.

Here’s the details! Fyi, it’s free.

Creative writing (short story) workshop!

Date: Sat, 3rd August 2013
Time: 10am- 1pm
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library, Programme Zone

This workshop will focus on the techniques needed for writing short stories and give participants room to experiment with ideas.

Below is the programme outline:
• Appreciate the unique features of a short story
• Brainstorm and develop a plot for a short story
• Apply basic writing skills and techniques to formulate a short story
• Write a short story inspired by another work of literature
• To have a basic draft of a short story by the end of the workshop

This workshop is open to only 40 participants aged 13 and above!

Please register at library e-kiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg Should the programme be fully registered and you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your name and contact number to readsingapore@nlb.gov.sg

Participants are strongly encouraged to submit the short stories produced in the workshop for the Insight: Under One Sky Competition, organised in collaboration with Read! Singapore.

If you have any queries regarding the workshop or the competition, please send it to us at insight.competition@gmail.com

More details about the competition or the workshop can be found here.

Is it real life? No, it’s a Fantasy! Or sci-fi…

Hey everyone, my pals from the library sent me this!

Budding Writers League Sci-Fi/Fantasy Chapter

Venue: Programme Zone, Clementi Public Library
Date: (Thursdays) 27 June, 25 July, 29 August, and 12 September
Time: 7:30-9pm
Ages: 13 – 28 years old

Calling budding writers and fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy! If you are a fan of writers such as Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, Time Powers, and Simon R. Green, then this 4-part workshop is for you.

Participants will learn the art of writing urban fantasy stories. Topics covered are:
–       Building your protagonist/antagonist
–       Defining your environment
–       Creating the perfect plot
–       Identifying the fantasy tropes
–       What you need to know about publishing

We will be meeting up once a month on a Thursday evening. Participants who are interested to join us for this workshop must submit their story idea or an excerpt of their story of 2,000 words or less. Limited to 15 participants aged 13-28 years. Please register with Pearly at pearly_ma@nlb.gov.sg

It’s organized by Eugene Tay from Monsters Under the Bed, and the main trainer will be Adan Jimenez (co-author of Sherlock Sam series). It’s a four session workshop so check out the dates and email Pearly if you or your friends are interested in it!

NEW WORD ORDER PRESENTS WESLEY LEON AROOZOO

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ANYWAY. My pal Wesley’s having a session at the Arts House this weekend. Y’all know where the Arts House is right?

LOCATION: Living Room (that’s the second floor of the Arts House)

Date: 16 March, Saturday

Time: 7.30pm.

Here’s the details from the Arts House site!

Genre: Literary Arts,New Word Order

Presented by The Arts House

Better known as a filmmaker, Wesley Leon Aroozoo’s first stab at writing for the stage resulted in a provocative story about loss, searching and accepting one’s own demons. Bedok Reservoir was inspired by the spate of drownings and suicides in Bedok Reservoir and delves into a dark side of Singapore not openly discussed. The play and novel version of the story was recently published as a duo print in which the endings are different. Not a bad accomplishment for someone who almost failed his ‘O’ Levels English and could not get into a junior college.

Join Wesley as he discusses his journey to becoming a published playwright and author as well as why he channels his creativity through so many different outlets.

This session is moderated by Ghazali Muzakir, a filmmaker and theatre practitioner.

Here’s a trailer of his play!

So if you’re free this Saturday, come over and attend his session! Fun fact: If you check out his channel with his other trailers, you would notice it is called ‘moomeow’. Moomeow is a character from one of his short films that had a lovely musical presence about a scientist and well, a cow cat.

Support local artists! Woooh.