10 March 2017

Masterclass & Write for Kindness Story-writing Competition

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Registration

At Tree House Main Entrance

2:00pm – 6.00pm
Arena

Masterclass on Scriptwriting: Supported by the Puttnam School of Film, LaSalle (By invitation only)

Jaclyn Chan

How do you create a complex character? Which is more important, character or plot? How do you make a scene pop?

These questions will be addressed in this by-invite only masterclass on scriptwriting. From character and structure, to loglines, themes and idea generation, participants will be introduced to a range of concepts and tools to improve their writing. Participants will then apply what they’ve learnt to in-class exercises where they’ll plants the seeds for new story ideas.

Tree Top & Gallery

Write for Kindness: Supported by the Singapore Kindness Movement (By invitation only)

Eliza Teoh Patrick Yee

Write For Kindness 2017 is a national story-writing competition organised by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) and supported by the All In! Young Writers Festival. It is a platform for secondary school, junior college and centralised institute students to promote the kindness to pre-schoolers by creating age-appropriate and culturally relevant children’s stories through creative writing and illustrations.

11 March 2017

9:00am – 10:00am

Registration

At Tree House Main Entrance

10:00am – 11:00am
Media Hub

Winging It: Freelance Writing Work in Singapore & Beyond

Melanie Lee Eugene Tay Pip Harry
Moderator: Chan Yi Wen

Discover the challenges that freelance writers encounter, and know what it takes to sustain a career in this industry. Talk to experienced writers who themselves have had a go on freelancing, and understand how it can work for you.

Arena

“Snackable” Fiction: Creating and submitting bite-sized stories

Joelyn Alexandra S. Mickey Lin Valerie Oliveiro Patricia Pinto
Moderator: Ganaesh Devaraj

When people are rushing from one destination to the next, we hardly have any time to sit and appreciate a good meal, much less a good story. During this panel, the team behind Pulp Toast, a genre fiction zine, will share their experiences in writing snackable, bite-sized fiction. And how submitting your stories correctly can get you that much closer to publication.

Tree Top A/B

Word Empowerment: Supported by ACJC

Geetha Creffield

Anglo Chinese Junior College, as a West Zone Centre of Excellence for Language Arts, presents a 2-part programme that explores how words empower and gives the individual agency. Through the elements of physical theatre and oratorical speech, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the voice of young Singaporean individuals as they take the opportunity to share their perspectives of life and current affairs. This session will be a sharing and artistic launch of original writing.

Gallery

Self-Publishing and the Young Adult Market

Joyce Chng Zed Yeo
Moderator: Ivan Ang

In a growing writing landscape where anyone can be a writer, how does one even start to self-publish, and become competitive for burgeoning markets such as young adult fiction? The session features authors who have self-published in the young adult market, and have moved on to try other publishing tracks.

10:00am – 12:00pm
Tree Top

AIESEC Conference: Youth Speak Forum

Frank Meng Mark Francis Thompson Md Suhaile Pedro Aguirre Rebecca Lim Richardo Chua Soon Sing Suen

A forum where inspiration and collaboration convert to Everyday Leadership action, AIESEC's YouthSpeak Forum is a platform that brings together both young and senior leaders to form a diverse cross-sector and multi-generational space for inspiring conversations around pressing global issues. It aims to create an environment where people from various backgrounds can cross-pollinate ideas, share insights and gain new perspectives to create actionable outcomes that push the world forward through a unique and interactive framework of Inspire, Engage, Act.

This year, the YouthSpeak Forum will be focusing more towards youth-related social issues happening around Singapore and how they can be the leaders needed in today's society to tackle these arising issues. As leading nation in the nation, how can youth in Singapore lead the development of the nation?

View the FULL PROGRAMME here.

11:10am – 12:00pm
Media Hub

On Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle: Magazine Writing & the Evolving Markets in Asia

Andreas Winfrey Darren Ho Alex Campbell Melanie Lee
Moderator: Annusia Balan

Join magazine editors and publishers in this cutting-edge session on how zines are evolving as fast as fashion, travel and lifestyle trends in Asia are shifting paradigms, to catch up with changing needs and readership wants.

Arena

The Art & Science of Science Fiction

Hassan Hasaa’Ree Ali Otto Fong JF Koh
Moderator: Ivan Ang

A handful of Asians venture into science fiction, and world is asking why. Hear from our science fiction authors and discover a whole new world of writing, in this session that discusses the regional and local markets for science fiction writing, and how youths could be encouraged to take the genre further.

Tree Top A/B

Keeping It Short: Weaving Short Stories for Targeted Audiences

Joyce Chua Marla Miniano Ye Vandy
Moderator: Valerie Oliveiro

What does it take to write the right story for the right reader? Share a moment with seasoned and aspiring short story writers and explore how you can write better stories for your intended audiences.

Gallery

The Drama of Theatre: Writing and Performance

Kamil Haque Joanne Poon
Moderator: Jeffrey Tan

Theatre has always been an epitome of drama and expression. What helps bind one with the other? Catch this session with theatre and drama experts, and discover how writing for theatre impacts genre and performance.

Iris

Parallel Ink! Staff Interviews

Parallel Ink, a literary and art platform for 13 – 18 year olds, is conducting interviews for potential staff and editors! Schedule a 10-minute interview session with its editors and get a chance to become part of this growing community.

12:00pm – 1:00pm

LUNCH BREAK

Lunch Sessions start at 12:30pm

12:30pm – 1:00pm
Media Hub

Ideas 101: Lunchtime Session with Hassan Hasaa’ree

Hassan Hasaa’Ree Ali

Where do you get your ideas? Ideas come from everywhere. This lunch session looks at how to generate ideas and develop them into a story.

Arena

READINGS: Chheangly Yeng & Ye Vandy

Chheangly Yeng Ye Vandy

Hear what young writers in Cambodia are weaving into their writing, in this lunch session with our Cambodian authors.

Gallery

What To Do With Rejection

Joyce Chng

As writers, we all have to deal with rejection. Not all our fiction (or non-fiction) will be accepted by publishers, editors or agents. Rejection smarts. So, how do we deal with rejection? Suggestions, pitches, encouragement, sharing of experiences from experienced authors.

Tree Top A/B

YOUTHspeak: Book Launch & Paper Presentations

A selection of essays submitted by students, YOUTHspeak provides an opportunity to young writers to voice out their sides of the story.

The previous year’s essays will also be launched as a festival publication during the session.

1:10pm – 2:00pm
Media Hub

Romanticism and the World Beyond

Sofia Amanda Bening Geetha Creffield
Moderator: Mary George

Do people really understand what romanticism means and what it is as a genre? This session looks at the various aspects of romanticism and helps readers and writers understand what makes it tickle your senses.

Arena

Life’s Guilty Pleasures: Writing to Sell through Experiential Marketing (Recommended for 16yo & above)

Walter Panganiban Joyce Chua
Moderator: Patricia Pinto

Advertising poses limitless vantages for people to be enticed to buy. What does it take to write the perfect copy, whilst selling the actual experience of buying? Listen in on industry professionals whose lifework involves selling ideas and putting them into written and visual messages that evoke experiences and emotions in every selling point.

Tree Top

Conventions And Subversions In Singapore Young Adult Fiction: Words Go Round x All In!

Low Ying Ping Simon Chesterman Nicholas Yong
Moderator: JY Yang

Must Young Adult (YA) fiction always feature a young hero or heroine as a protagonist? And do they have to address heavy moral dilemmas? These are questions which are addressed in this panel by three distinctive Singapore YA writers whose works range from zombie apocalypse to time-travel adventures. They will also discuss their strategies in determining the tone, atmosphere and characterisation when appealing to teens and young adults. 

This event is organised by Words Go Round, an outreach programme by the Singapore Writers Festival.

Tree Top A/B & Gallery

All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2017

Alemberg Ang Jason Chan

Featuring films produced, written and/or directed by 13-25 year olds, this exhibition is a sampling of selected short stories touching on Asian themes that affect the youth of today. Catch a glimpse of the featured short films here.

Iris

Parallel Ink! Staff Interviews

Parallel Ink, a literary and art platform for 13 – 18 year olds, is conducting interviews for potential staff and editors! Schedule a 10-minute interview session with its editors and get a chance to become part of this growing community.

1:10pm – 3:00pm
Gallery

Singapore Monologue Slam: The Winners’ Circle (Recommended for 16yo & above)

Kamil Haque

Featuring winners from the recent Singapore Monologue Slam, the session is both a screening and panel discussion on the creative process involved in crafting and performing that perfect monologue.

2:10pm – 3.00pm
Media Hub

Write On: From One Young Writer to Another

Shannon Sommers Nicole Seah Jamie Uy
Moderator: Clara Fong

Creative writing is often seen as a solitary pursuit, especially for the teenager just starting to explore the writing world. However, if that's you, you are definitely not alone! In this panel run by young writers who edit Parallel Ink, an international online literary and art magazine for students, we’ll band together to discuss the struggles and opportunities young writers face, from finding and submitting to publications, to entering contests, juggling writing with the demands of schoolwork, and having faith in our own creative processes. 

Arena

The Role of Humour in Plays: Words Go Round x All In!

Haresh Sharma Alfian Sa’at
Moderator: Natalie Hennedige

Join acclaimed playwrights Haresh Sharma and Alfian Sa’at as they chat about writing plays which are both serious and funny. Why do they choose to incorporate humour into their socially-conscious plays? Pick up tips on how they keep their audiences amused while getting them to think about heavier topics and important social issues.

This event is organised by Words Go Round, an outreach programme by the Singapore Writers Festival.

Tree Top A/B

ASEAN Writing: Cultural Nuances & Experiences

Chheangly Yeng Marla Miniano Joyce Chng Lim Wan Phing Andreas Winfrey
Moderator: Ganaesh Devaraj

Across the ASEAN, young and seasoned writers share both a distinctive quality of Asian writing and a unique flair indicative of the countries they hail from. Sit in for a session on how different and similar writing experiences are within the ASEAN, in this panel featuring writers from all over the region.

3:10pm – 6:00pm
Media Hub

WORKSHOP: Writing for Youths and Youths-At-Heart

Pip Harry

Featuring an award-winning and novelist, the workshop helps authors to devise storylines intended for the YA market. Attendees will be asked to write the first few paragraphs of their opening chapter.

Arena

WORKSHOP: Picture Books - More than Child’s Play: Words Go Round x All In!

Darel Seow

In this workshop by illustrator Darel Seow, learn more about visual storytelling and why picture books remain important for both young and old. Find out how picture books are made and create your own original picture book or adapt a familiar tale. Participants should come prepared with either a fairy tale they enjoy or a story they would like to tell.

This event is organised by Words Go Round, an outreach programme by the Singapore Writers Festival.

Tree Top A/B

WORKSHOP: Speculative Fiction 101: (Recommended for 16yo & above)

Joelyn Alexandra S. Mickey Lin

Using a technique adapted from Man Asia winner Miguel Syjuco, the session introduces the workshopping technique for peer review. Done in three main stages, this technique gives young author the point-of-view from the reader, and trains authors in objective feedback, rationale behind edits, and the patience needed during editing and the process of review.

Gallery

WORKSHOP: The Art of Crafting a Monologue: (Recommended for 16yo & above)

Kamil Haque

The workshop introduces participants to the art of constructing a character based theatrical monologue. Participants will use the using the winners of the 2016 55-Word Fiction competition and/or 2016 10-Word Story Sentence Competition as inspiration and creation. Within the 3 hours, participants will learn how to craft a compelling monologue that is authentic and true to the life experience of the author.

4:10pm – 6:00pm
Tree Top

WORKSHOP: Feature Writing for Magazines

Andreas Winfrey

Helmed by a seasoned magazine editor, the workshop looks at structuring articles intended for magazine distribution and readership. As output, delegates will be asked to craft an outline of articles for a sample zine.

12 March 2017

9:00am – 10:00am

Registration

At Tree House Main Entrance

10:00am – 11:00am
Media Hub

Understanding the Unseen (Mag)

Victoria Chanel Lee Tan Jia Hui Mitchelle Ang

Already saddled with academic work, CCAs and other responsibilities, how might a student find joy in studying Literature? This session, a panel with some of the team’s members, explores the founding and history of Unseen, and discuss highlights from the magazine’s three issues.

Arena

Dealing With It: Crisis Communications & Public Relations in the ASEAN (Recommended for 16yo & above)

Walter Panganiban Joseph Barratt Mark Laudi
Moderator: Chelsea Phua

In the corporate world, how do writers help in building company profiles and maintain good public relations in times of crisis? Meet crisis communicators and figure out what skills you need to keep everything corporate under control.

Tree Top A/B

NUSWrite Series: Supported by Symbal Literary Magazine

Presented by the NUS Literary Society and Symbal Magazine, the NUSWrite series of workshops aims to develop young writers in Singapore. This session includes writing activities with specific word count, random themes, collaborative exercises and picture-based descriptive challenges. A group activity involving basic storyboarding skills will also be conducted at the end of the session.

Gallery

Digital Journalism: The Coming of Age

Nicholas Yong Diane Leow Yu Qi
Moderator: Patrick Chew

Explore the opportunities and discover the challenges of this unique publishing platform and community in a session that features seasoned digital journalists and editors.

Iris

Parallel Ink! Staff Interviews

Parallel Ink, a literary and art platform for 13 – 18 year olds, is conducting interviews for potential staff and editors! Schedule a 10-minute interview session with its editors and get a chance to become part of this growing community.

10:00am – 1:00pm
Tree Top

AIESEC Conference: Youth Speak Forum

Frank Meng Mark Francis Thompson Md Suhaile Pedro Aguirre Rebecca Lim Richardo Chua Soon Sing Suen

A forum where inspiration and collaboration convert to Everyday Leadership action, AIESEC's YouthSpeak Forum is a platform that brings together both young and senior leaders to form a diverse cross-sector and multi-generational space for inspiring conversations around pressing global issues. It aims to create an environment where people from various backgrounds can cross-pollinate ideas, share insights and gain new perspectives to create actionable outcomes that push the world forward through a unique and interactive framework of Inspire, Engage, Act.

This year, the YouthSpeak Forum will be focusing more towards youth-related social issues happening around Singapore and how they can be the leaders needed in today's society to tackle these arising issues. As leading nation in the nation, how can youth in Singapore lead the development of the nation?

View the FULL PROGRAMME here.

11:10am – 12:00pm
Media Hub

Rudiments of Writing for Digital Film

Jaclyn Chan Wee Li Lin

The session explores the essentials of writing for digital films and how content and skill go hand in hand in crafting an evoking masterpiece for the senses.

Arena

Presenting the News and Being in the Now

Steven Chia Dawn Tan Timothy Go
Moderator: Leong Wee Keat

Journalists don’t just write the news. They also present it. How involved are journalists in crafting the news and presenting it to the public? Share a moment with seasoned journalists and presenters as they discuss how writing the news helps define the now.

Tree Top A/B

Writing for and by Differently-Abled Youths: in partnership with VSA

Magali Finet

All In! is an inclusive festival that provides opportunities for all youths. Discover the writing journeys of these young authors, as they share their experiences in writing by, for and with differently-abled youths.

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Keeping Your IP Intact: The Social Media Spectrum (Recommended for 16yo & above)

Andrew Chow Jeremy Wagstaff
Moderator: Alan Lim

For many young writers, it is a challenge to keep one’s intellectual property intact, given the social media’s reach and capacity to encroach on works published online. How can a budding author protect their IP without compromising their presence in social media platforms?

12:10pm – 1:00pm
Media Hub

Lunchtime Session with Mondate.TV

MonDate brings one of their favorite games to All In! 2017! Head to their booth, pick a lucky card and provide a one-line caption for the out-of-this-world image shown on it. Pen down your wittiest and most creative one-liner because you might just win one of their awesome prizes! 

Arena

Comics Writing 101: What You Need to Know

Wayne Rée Gene Whitlock

Featuring a tandem of comic writers, the session looks at how targeted content can help aspiring comic writers to weave their stories into impactful content that build followers both online and offline, while maintaining a distinct mark in the genre.

Tree Top A/B

Writing in the Clouds: Cloud-based e-Writing Platforms for Young Writers

Haruna Tanaka

Writers have now more opportunities to publish, thanks to the advent of eBooks. Learn about Kobo Writing Life, a free tool by Rakuten Kobo Inc, which helps make it easy for an author to publish their eBooks in close to 190 countries, where Kobo eBooks are sold. Learn the basics about self-publishing and what successful authors are doing, to get you started in using cloud-based platforms, and get your writing ready for an international and fast-growing market.

Gallery

Ready for the Close-Up: Writing TV Series for Digital & Online Distribution (Recommended for 16yo & above)

Jason Chan Christian Lee
Moderator: Juan Foo

Understand the workings of the TV industry and discover how writing for the platform can open up opportunities for both digital and online distribution of content.

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch Break

Lunch Sessions start at 12:30pm

1:10pm – 2:00pm
Tree Top A/B & Gallery

All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2017

Alemberg Ang Jason Chan

Featuring films produced, written and/or directed by 13-25 year olds, this exhibition is a sampling of selected short stories touching on Asian themes that affect the youth of today. Catch a glimpse of the featured short films here.

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Media Hub

Lunchtime Session with Mondate.TV

MonDate brings one of their favorite games to All In! 2017! Head to their booth, pick a lucky card and provide a one-line caption for the out-of-this-world image shown on it. Pen down your wittiest and most creative one-liner because you might just win one of their awesome prizes! 

Arena

Meet the Global Beards

Wayne Rée Gene Whitlock

Wayne and Gene both share a common love for comics, and together as Global Beards, they share this passion to peeps they encounter. Catch the duo during the lunch sessions and discover their amazing world of comics!

Tree Top

2017 ZALORA Writing Contest: Supported by All In! 2018

Joyce Chua

Interested in finding out what makes a standout article in a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle publication? Let the winners of the 2017 ZALORA Writing Contest share their tips with you! If you have an interest in writing for magazines, keep your eyes peeled also for the 2018 ZALORA Writing Contest for a potential internship and a chance to get published! 

Tree Top A/B

Lunchtime Session with Nicholas Yong

Nicholas Yong

2:10pm – 3:00pm
Media Hub

Writing With Your Soul: The All In! Experience

Drake Law Melina K Nigel Peh
Moderator: Alisa Maya

In 2016, student-lyricists and local bands came together to write and arrange songs, under an NYC-supported programme. One year on, how do they perceive the market for young lyricists and bands, and the level of acceptance to original content in the Singapore in general, and the regional market at large?

Arena

What’s So Hard About Comedic Writing?: (Recommended for 16yo & above)

Haresh Tilani Terence Chia
Moderator: Xie Shi Min

What are the challenges of writing for comedy? Is there a market for comedic writing in Singapore and within the region? Listen in on local artists as they share insights on the market for comedy writers.

Tree Top

How to Launch Your Career with a Web Series

Jason Chan Christian Lee

BananaMana Films was founded by a couple of actors who dreamt of making films that would travel globally. Their latest project was a TV pilot: Bang Bang Club, went on to win the prestigious REMI award at Houston International Film Fest 2016. BananaMana Films will share their journey and discuss how the humble web series is a powerful way to launch your career as a filmmaker.

Tree Top A/B

Co-operate, to be Effectively Independent!: Supported by SNCF

Jennifer Anne Champion Ryan Chan
Moderator: Jed Senthil

Join us for a contemplative afternoon session of how various creatives, writers, musicians, actors and other freelancers could come together as a collective representation to help themselves and one another. How will it be like to draw their distinct fusion of artistry, passion and teamwork, through a co-operative business model to benefit mutually? Find the answers to these questions and hear professionals share their experiences on the needs and the benefits they foresee in collective representation for the community of artistes and creative professionals.

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Asia and the Asian Film: Supported by Red Dot Cinema

Tong Cheuk Fung Tariq Mansor Sabrina Poon Mark Chee

The session showcases Asian short films by young directors, writers, or producers from the collection. Join us for the post-screening sharing session by the founder of Red Dot Cinema, and participate in the discussion with local filmmakers to about the films, the stories, the background and the motivation of these Asian short films. 

Iris

Parallel Ink! Staff Interviews

Parallel Ink, a literary and art platform for 13 – 18 year olds, is conducting interviews for potential staff and editors! Schedule a 10-minute interview session with its editors and get a chance to become part of this growing community.

3:10pm – 6:00pm
Media Hub

Screenwriting for Animated Film vs Live Action Film: Supported by *SCAPE

Annalee Lee Miao Wen Han Qingping Joann Nicolette Wong Ronald Fong
Moderator: Juan Foo

The magic of filmmaking begins from words to visuals. If you want to write a screenplay for a live action or an animation, it is important to know the difference between the two. What kinds of stories are more suitable for live action or animation? Are both script templates the same? How to describe scenes and characters more effectively? What are story beats and how many do we need in a script? Together with moderator Juan Foo, find out what you need to know from the award-winning screenwriters for animated film and live action film from the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) 2016.

Arena

WORKSHOP: Writing for Comics and Getting Paid for It

Meihan Boey Tan Soon Meng

Writing for Profit: Can you live as a comic book writer? 
Writing for Passion: Can you get your work published? Learning your way around the industry
Presenting your work: Creating a Concept & Writing a Professional Script
Work with us! Participants will work with published ACAS writers/creators to develop their own concepts

Tree Top

WORKSHOP: Film Writing for Beginners

Ng Swee San

Understand the rudiments of writing effective scripts for film and TV in this beginners workshop, sponsored by the LaSalle Puttnam School of Film. The class explores the 3-Act structure. It is a hands-on session for students to create compelling characters, to build story world, to shape conflict and tension, and to work in secrets and suspense into their scenes. Other screenwriting ingredients such as stakes, climax and resolution, will also be covered. Students will also read a sample scene to understand screenwriting format for action description, dialogue, props and location.

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WORKSHOP: Writing for Sitcoms and TV Series: (Recommended for 16yo & above)

Jason Chan Christian Lee

In this workshop, facilitators identify the key issues when writing for a TV series and breakdown the overwhelming task of writing a long form drama. With practical examples, they aim to empower young screenwriters to write strong, sophisticated stories that travel.

The Festival organisers reserve the right to change speakers, events, session times, dates and/or other details when necessary.