16 March 2018

Masterclasses and Workshops

9.00am-10.00am
Registration

Proceed to the TreeTop Reception Area at Level 5

10.00am-1.00pm
Room 4A | Tree Top | Treee Top A/B | Arena

Write for Kindness Workshops 2018: Supported by the Singapore Kindness Movement (By invitation only)

Lianne Ong Linn Shekinah Patrick Yee

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

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MASTERCLASS: Screenwriting for Narratives: Supported by the Puttnam School of Film, LaSalle (By invitation only)

Conducted in collaboration with the Puttnam School of Film and Animation-LASALLE, the by-invitation only masterclass is for students who have submitted their entries to the All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2018. The session on narratives focuses on writing and producing films that convey heartfelt stories using moving visuals. 

1.00pm-2.00pm
REGISTRATION

Proceed to the TreeTop Reception Area at Level 5

2.00pm-5.00pm
Tree Top | Treee Top A/B

Write for Kindness Workshops 2018: Poetry: Supported by the Singapore Kindness Movement (By invitation only)

Gwee Li Sui David Liew

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

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MASTERCLASS: Screenwriting for Documentaries: Supported by the Puttnam School of Film, LaSalle (By invitation only)

Ng Swee San

Conducted in collaboration with the Puttnam School of Film and Animation-LASALLE, the by-invitation only masterclass is for students who have submitted their entries to the All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2018. The session focuses on the practices and principles involved in writing award-winning and compelling video documentaries.

17 March 2018

Panel Sessions, Workshops, Fringe Activities & Night Events

9.00am-10.00am
REGISTRATION

Proceed to the TreeTop Reception Area at Level 5

10.00am-11.00am
TreeTop

KEYNOTE: Where is Writing in an Age of Everything Digital?

Laremy Lee

Writing has always evolved with the medium by which it is used for–from stone and bark, to papyrus reeds, from paper and moveable type to changing the way Man tells his stories. Where is writing now, in the midst of the digital and augmented reality revolution, and where is it headed?

10.00am-1.00pm
Room 4A

WORKSHOP: Developing Style in Poetry and Articulating Emotions through Imagery: (Individual Ticket)

Deborah Emmanuel

This 3-hour session explores the narratives woven by poetry and how through developing one's style and imagery, a piece can articulate beyond usual understanding.

11.10am-12.00pm
TreeTop

PRESS PLAY: Writing PR in Digital Asia: (Recommended for 16yo and above)

Kelvin Ang Herbert Sim
Moderator: Alan Lim

Have the days of old PR schemes over? How do you create an image for a company or organisation in hyper digitally-connected Asia? This sessions features a marketing and PR agency that caters to both multinational companies and smaller organisations on a budget! 

TreeTop A

OF SANS & CURVES: Calligraphy in a Mesh of Writing

Xiangfeng Loo Ruth Tan Ludwig Tan

Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. For ages, calligraphy has added aesthetics to writing content, but with the rise in popularity of modern calligraphy, how does this artform impact content? Listen in to calligraphers and discover the calming and invigorating charisma of this art. 

TreeTop B

Documenting the Undocumented: Recommended for 16yo and above

Sumithra Prasanna Mary Chin
Moderator: Gene Segarra Navera

Documentaries and news features offer a slice of life that many seem to pass people unnoticed or even unacknowledged. From the pllght of migrants, to children in conflict, how do documentarists and content creators bring out these stories out in the open for people to take a moment's look and ponder? Join this session and discover what it takes to write riveting documentaries.

Arena

CONTENT EDITING IN & OUT: Copyediting Beyond Words

Samantha De Silva Lulu V Mendoza
Moderator: Nah Dominic

Beyond proofreading and copyediting, the session looks at content development as an important skill in developing stories further. It features seasoned editors who will discuss the rigours, pressures and contentment behind being an editor.

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VOX ADOLESCENTIA: The Value of Campus Journalism

Mary George Reenes Lee

School papers are to be the direct voice of students in a school campus. What has it evolved into, and how do students perceive their campus publications? This session looks at the value of campus journalism as a driving force for information and a training ground for future journalists.

12.10pm-1.00pm
TreeTop

Singaporean Identity in Contemporary Fiction

JY Yang Balli Kaur Jaswal

Featuring upcoming and award-winning authors from Singapore, join us for a session on identifying the Singaporean mark in contemporary works of fiction.

TreeTop A

WRITING FOR A CAUSE: The Call of Creative Advocacy

Prabhu Silvam
Moderator: Mario Lajarca Jr

How do you weave stories to get people to do more for others? Can altruism be the mark of the next version of modern society? With the growing roles that creative advocacy takes on in a world filled with challenging and difficult circumstances, join us for this session to discover the impact of truly positive social media.

TreeTop B

Managing Content - The Regional Experience: Recommended for 16yo and above

Adibah Isa Chan Yi Wen Ryo Leong

The vastness of content proliferating in our world today is matched only by the studious work of editors and gatekeepers in both traditional and new-age platforms. Sit in this session to know more about how writers can learn to manage content and ensure that readers get the most out of the experience.

Arena

Building Worlds Through Words

Xie Shi Min Ivan Ang
Moderator: Patricia Karunungan

The session looks at the requisites of setting development and the importance of capturing a story’s essence through the worlds weaved by writers. 

Gallery

TRUTH BE TOLD: Handling Rejection in Publishing

Felix Cheong
Moderator: Nah Dominic

The publishing landscape can be harsh and terse with what it wants and what it likes. How does one handle rejection from publishers, agents and writing competitions? This session tells you how.

1.00pm-2.00pm
SCAPEmediaHub

Lens & Lines Exhibition: Supported by Poetry Festival SG

The exhibition is where poetics meets photography, where the lightness of shadows engages with the weight of thoughts and inspirations, where languages and translations interact and intersect, and hopefully, where you meet your objects of inspiration. The exhibiti features 15 photographs and an equal number of poetic responses.

SCAPEmediaHub

Book Swap!: Supported by Barterli

SWAP A BOOK & SHARE THE GIFT OF READING! Bring a book to All In! 2018 and swap it with any other book at the Barterli booth, for free! Doesn't matter if the book is new or pre-loved, just contribute to a great cause. All books remaining after the Book Swap will be donated to youths and children in developing countries through a school immersion partnership.

LUNCH BREAK

Please proceed to the SCAPE mediaHUB for lunch

Exhibition & Book Swap run all day.

1.30pm-2.00pm
TreeTop

ACSian Theatre Fringe: Supported by Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Geetha Creffield

ACSian Theatre is back for its thrid year at All In! Catch their performance live at the Festival!

TreeTop A

YOUTHspeak: The Future of Writing Book 3: Supported by the National Youth Council

YOUTHspeak features representative-students who will present their pre-selected papers on various topics related to youths. These essays are in English, 800-1,000 words long and based on selected topics. The book is powered by the National Youth Council.

TreeTop B

SOTA Fringe Performances: Supported by School of the Arts Singapore

Ivan Ang

School of the Arts Singapore brings its roster of performances and discussions to the Festival as part of All In! FR!NGE

Arena

All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2018: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

The Exhibition features selected short films written, produced and or directed by 13-25 year olds. Carrying Asian themes and addressing issues affecting the youth, the selected films are chosen by a panel of international selectors.

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SRT Fringe Performances: Supported by Singapore Repertory Theatre

Daniel Jenkins

Featuring works by young writers and young actors of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, the fringe activity features original works.

SCAPEmediaHub

Spoken Word Showcase: Ides of March: Supported by PoetryWalls

The Ides of March, which corresponds to the midpoint of that month in the ancient Roman calendar, was a merry time of picnics, revelry and for settling debts. The most infamous Ides of March, however, marked the assassination of Julius Caesar and the start of civil strife in Rome. The performance tells about the Ides of March this year in Singapore by expressing them in verse.

ALL IN! FRINGE ACTIVITIES
2.00pm-3.00pm
TreeTop

ALL OUT FOR ALL IN!: Lyrics for Youths by Youths

Bani Haykal Falling Feathers Shak’thiya Subramaniamm Dennis Ng Jared Chan

Powered by the National Youth Council, the second edition of All for All In! featured four aspiring lyricists and four Singaporean artists who stretch the boundaries of creativity.

TreeTop B

Developing Social Awareness Through Writing: Recommended for 16yo and above

Gene Segarra Navera
Moderator: Ow Yeong Wai Kit

The session explores the social impact of writing, and how writers and content creators bring about positive change by weaving stories and providing content that promote development, equality and social justice.

Arena

LUXURY WRITING: Of Brands and Writing: Recommended for 16yo and above

Farhan Shah Angelique N Teo
Moderator: Alex Campbell

Enter the world of high fashion and luxury branding in this session that looks at the perks and peeves of feature writing for fashion and lifestyle magazines.

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Using Narrative Poetry to Develop Writing Skills

Cyril Wong Gwee Li Sui Tse Hao Guang Patricia Karunungan
Moderator: Crispin Rodrigues

All In! returns to its roots in poetry by looking at how narrative poems can be used to  improve creativity in writing. The panel explores techniques in building writing skills, while using imagery and figurative language in writing. 

2.00pm-5.00pm
Room 4A

WORKSHOP: Copyediting - Beyond the Basics of Content: (Individual Ticket)

Samantha De Silva

This 3-hour workshop explores developmental editing aside from reviewing on intermediate copyediting skills. The course is intended for those with basic copyediting skills.

TreeTop A

WORKSHOP: Basic Calligraphy: (Individual Ticket)

Xiangfeng Loo

This 3-hour workshop looks at classical calligraphy basics and how new enthusiasts can understand better the requisites of this calming art form.

3.10pm-4.00pm
TreeTop

Brand Consciousness and Unconscious Marketing: Recommended for 16yo and above

Reene Ho-Phang Peter Yeo
Moderator: Alan Lim

How does one weave corporate and brand writing in a manner that subtly makes an organisation or image a top-of-head name? The session looks at corporate communications and how business has tons of writing strewn within its core.

Arena

The Rhythm, Sounds and Humour in Adapting Scripts for Theatre: Supported by Singapore Repertory Theatre

Danny Yeo
Moderator: Paul Adams

Supported by Singapore Repertory Theatre, the session looks into translation and transcendence of existing content into an adapted script intended for theatre production. Discover the fun ideas, intricate thoughts, and effective lessons in play creation. Aspiring writers, parents and teachers of young children can get behind-the-scene tips from veteran theatre practitioner and bilingual extraordinaire Danny Yeo (Yang Junwei) who will share his experience of writing and directing children musicals, as well as the challenges and excitements in adapting English scripts into Chinese plays. A proud uncle of two – aged 6 and 8 - he started creating children’s productions and original Mandarin musicals to involve his young nephews. He is happy to report positive results since putting in conscientious efforts for the past four years.

The session will be conducted in Mandarin and English.

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Poetry in Rap / Rap in Poetry

Mark Bonafide
Moderator: Mario Lajarca Jr

The session explores the narratives and skills needed in crafting rap and rap music, in relation to poetry and lyric writing.

3.10pm-5.00pm
TreeTop B

Feature Writing for Magazines: Recommended for 16yo and above

Farhan Shah

Back for its second year, the 2-hour session discusses the practices and principles of feature writing for magazines, and how young writers can improve their chances of getting published as contributors for electronic and printed publications.

4.10pm-5.00pm
TreeTop

WRITING SINGAPORE THEATRE: History, Struggles and Triumphs

Jeffrey Tan Daniel Jenkins Geetha Creffield Natalie Hennedige
Moderator: Yeo Hon Beng

Behind every curtain call in Singapore’s bustling theatre industry is a history written in the hearts of seasoned actors, dramaturgs, playwrights and production managers. Sit in this session to discover the colourful and sometimes controversial world of Singapore Theatre.

Arena

The News - Digital and Now

Derek Cai Prabhu Silvam Natalie Koh
Moderator: Alex Campbell

There is no denying how fast-paced news consumption is in a digitally-connected world as ours. Listen to seasoned journalists as they share their insights on how immediate the now can be in and out of the newsroom.

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WRITING WHAT THEY SAY: Speech Writing and the Experiences in Between

Tam Hiu Fai

For some people, it can be quite cumbersome to write your own speech and deliver it too. Enter the speech writers. The panel explores the challenges and opportunities that this industry has to offer, as well as provide tips on how to improve one’s speech writing skills.

18 March 2018

Panel Sessions, Workshops and Fringe Activities

9.00am-10.00am
REGISTRATION

Proceed to the TreeTop Reception Area at Level 5

10.00am-11.00am
TreeTop A

STUCK IN BETWEEN: Writing for Tweens, Midgraders and YA

Pip Harry Adan Jimenez Felicia Low-Jimenez
Moderator: Zed Yeo

An awkward time when you’re not really a kid anymore but not a teenager yet, tweens or mid-graders are always on the look-out for content they can relate to. Sit in this session to talk to authors who know just what tweens want in their stories.

TreeTop B

YOUNG WRITING BY YOUNG WRITERS: The All In! Snack Fiction Anthology

Athena Tan Melissa Lee Bradley Gerard Santa Maria Taha Jailani

Powered by the National Youth Council, the Snack Fiction Anthology is a collection of 18 new short stories submitted for a competition under All In! 2017. Mentored by 4 writers, the young writers underwent 2 weeks of content development to help their stories reach publishable standards. 

Arena

TRANSLATIONS & PUBLISHING: The Singapore Experience

Rilla Melati William Phuan
Moderator: Eric Tinsay Valles

With four languages recognised as official language, Singapore is a good example of how content transcends from one mother tongue to another, opening doors to translation. The session looks at the Singapore experience, and how its local publishers are reaching out to ASEAN countries to tap on translation opportunities.

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The Power of Film and Your Will to Write It: Supported by the Puttnam School of Film, LaSalle

Supported by the Puttnam School of Film, the session looks at screenwriting and how the final visual output is moulded by the words that come before it.

10.00am-1.00pm
Room 4A

WORKSHOP: Pitching Your Work Out There: (Individual Ticket)

Balli Kaur Jaswal

The 3-hour workshop looks at how authors can craft a pitch and prepare their manuscripts to publishable standards, fit for consideration by publishers and agents. The class is intended for both seasoned and budding writers intending to send manuscript pitches for potential publications.

11.10am-12.00pm
TreeTop

Poetry & Photography: Supported by Poetry Festival SG

Zhou Hao
Moderator: Genevieve Wong

Exploring where poetics meets photography, curator Zhou Hao looks at Lens and Lines, as a photography/poetry exhibition and shares the process vehind the curation of both visuals and letters.

TreeTop A

Developing Stories for VR/AR: Recommended for 16yo and above

Lionel Chok

As an upcoming technology, augmented and virtual reality technology are slowly taking over storytelling. This opens up a new market for writers who can develop narrative design and storylines for games, books and experiential media. This session looks at how young writers can better prepare themselves to meet this growing industry’s narrative demands.

TreeTop B

TECHNOLOGY & WRITING: The Road Ahead

Nikhil Gupta
Moderator: Tiffany Lim

Featuring an app development agency that focuses on building platforms for seasoned and budding writers, discover what the future holds for writing in Singapore and beyond. 

Arena

The Leon Theory: Supported by Singapore Polytechnic


Moderator: Stella Wee

The Leon Theory is an original web series at Toggle.sg by teens, for teens, done in collaboration with a few schools in Singapore Polytechnic (SP), and SP’s Corporate Communication department. The concept was first pitched by third-year students from the Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media (DTVM), School of Communication, Arts and Social Sciences. It was then further developed over 2 modules, involving more than 40 students. The scripts were then written by DTVM students and alumni. Sit in and know more about the project and the young creators behind it!

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YOUTH PANEL: What Writing Is and Ought To Be

Lee Russell Alisa Maya Lee Tat Wei Sofia Amanda Bening Adya Chatterjee
Moderator: Xie Shi Min

Featuring a panel of young writers, the session explores the youth's concept of writing and how their experience at home, in school and with peers influence their perception of the craft.

12.10pm-1.00pm
TreeTop

Singapore Comedy - Content & Distribution: Recommended for 16yo and above

Annette Lee Yuxuan Chua

What is Singapore's brand of comedy, and how have local content creators in the industry helped create, sustain and spread the work about our kind of comedy.

TreeTop A

MEET THE BOOKSTAGRAMMERS: Writing Book Reviews for Smaller Screens

Grace Phua Olivia Ho

Come and meet book reviewers who’ve chosen to take book reviewing to the small screen, combining photography with literature on mobile-based literary writing.

TreeTop B

MYSTERIES DEBUNKED: Writing Mysteries for Targeted Audiences

Meet authors of mystery novels and series and discover what skills you need to have to figure out this genre of creative writing.

Arena

Singapore Films - Making A Mark Regionally: Recommended for 16yo and above

Faisal Ishak Tan Bee Thiam

With a recent citation in the Cannes and other film festivals overseas, how do Singaporean filmmakers see the future of Singapore films locally, regionally and internationally? Join this panel of screenwriters and directors and discover your knack for the writing for the silver screen.

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MEET THE DIRECTORS: Writing the Music Video

Although more visual than what not, music videos have within them the core of content creation: a lyric that transforms into a visual and aural feast for the senses. How does one transcend content to visuals, without sacrificing the creativity that both mediums hold?

1.00pm-2.00pm
SCAPEmediaHub

Lens & Lines Exhibition: Supported by Poetry Festival SG

The exhibition is where poetics meets photography, where the lightness of shadows engages with the weight of thoughts and inspirations, where languages and translations interact and intersect, and hopefully, where you meet your objects of inspiration. The exhibiti features 15 photographs and an equal number of poetic responses.

SCAPEmediaHub

Book Swap!: Supported by Barterli

SWAP A BOOK & SHARE THE GIFT OF READING! Bring a book to All In! 2018 and swap it with any other book at the Barterli booth, for free! Doesn't matter if the book is new or pre-loved, just contribute to a great cause. All books remaining after the Book Swap will be donated to youths and children in developing countries through a school immersion partnership.

LUNCH BREAK

Please proceed to the SCAPE mediaHUB for lunch

Exhibition & Book Swap run all day.

1.30pm-2.00pm
TreeTop A

Readings: Poetry-In-Progress: Supported by ATOM

Max Pasakorn Min Lim Jocelyn Suarez
Moderator: Crispin Rodrigues

This fringe performance features a good mix of performance poetry, written (and published) poets and poets who have contributed significantly to poetry anthologies and journals.

TreeTop B

SOTA Fringe Performances: Supported by School of the Arts Singapore

Ivan Ang

School of the Arts Singapore brings its roster of performances and discussions to the Festival as part of All In! FR!NGE

Arena

All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2018: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

The Exhibition features selected short films written, produced and or directed by 13-25 year olds. Carrying Asian themes and addressing issues affecting the youth, the selected films are chosen by a panel of international selectors.

SCAPEmediaHub

Winning Poetry Showcase: Supported by Poetry Festival SG

Indulge in poetics from winners of the National Poetry Competition 2017 in all of the island’s official languages, while you enjoy your lunch!

ALL IN! FRINGE ACTIVITIES
2.00pm-3.00pm
TreeTop

THE SEEMINGLY FORGOTTEN: Writing for and by Differently-Abled, At Risk and Out-of-School Youths

What is it like to write for someone who writes for and with youths whom society seemingly have forgotten? Discover the heart for service in this session that looks at the communities and organisations that help young people get back on their feet through writing.

TreeTop A

THE SINGAPORE STYLE: How Do You Define Singapore Literature?

Don Bosco Josephine Chia Rosemarie Somaiah
Moderator: Eric Tinsay Valles

From short stories to poems to novels, Singaporean authors are getting noticed in the international scene for their own brand of writing. What makes Singaporean literature Singaporean, and what cements its grip on the regional and international scene?

TreeTop B

WHERE THE ACTION IS: Sport Writing and Production

Rene Kelvin Anthony Jason Dasey Gary Yang Gerard Wong
Moderator: Leong Wee Keat

Meet seasoned sports analysts, journalists and editors and explore the world of sports writing and the exhilarating joy of being at the centre of it all.

2.00pm-4.00pm
Arena

Screenwriting for Beginners: Recommended for 16yo and above

Ng Swee San

This 2-hour workshop looks at developing characters for scripts intended for small screens and digital films

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Write and Save the Planet: Supported by Poetry Festival SG & PoetryWalls

Ow Yeong Wai Kit Muzakkir Samat

Nature has served as a muse for poets over time and across cultures. Nature has inspired verses in tropical Singapore and beyond. With climate change, water scarcity, and the decline or extinction of wildlife species, poets are engaging with their environments in imaginative and critical ways. Eco-poets and editors Ow Yeong Wai Kit and Muzakkir Samat will facilitate a workshop on eco-poetry writing and will read samples from their anthology From Walden to Woodlands.

 

2.00pm-5.00pm
Room 4A

WORKSHOP: Developing Characters and Breaking Down Plots: (Individual Ticket)

This 3-hour workshop is intended for budding writers who intend to further develop their plotlines and improve characterisation in their short stories and novels. Helmed by an award-winning author, the workshop will also look into story development in relation to characters while helping attendees break down plots to see the bigger picture of their story.

3.10pm-4.00pm
TreeTop B

UTOPIA vs DYSTOPIA: The Good in Bad and the Bad in Good

Nuraliah Norasid Nicholas Yong Joyce Chua

Is there a certain dissonance between utopic and dystopic writing? The session explores the requisites of the genres and how young writers can develop their own voice fit for these kinds of stories.

3.00pm-5.00pm
TreeTop

Developing Setting for Short Stories

Pip Harry

The 2-hour workshop explores setting and plot development for budding short story writers.

TreeTop A

Writing Crossplatform Fiction for Young Audiences

Tiffany Lim

The session explores how to transform your ideas into a stream of interactive products, and how to pitch your projects to broadcasters and publishers.
 

4.10pm-5.00pm
TreeTop B

Pitching Your Work Out There: Recommended for 16yo and above

Samantha De Silva Kenneth Chia

The session looks at tips on how authors can improve their pitch and prepare their manuscripts to publishable standards, fit for consideration by publishers and agents. 

Arena

Poetry-in-Progress: Supported by ATOM

Ang Shuang Natalie Wang Theophilus Kwek
Moderator: Crispin Rodrigues

Join three young poets as they explore whether being "young" has impacted the way people have viewed their works and how they fit in the lineage of Singapore literature. The session also discusses what being published means to these poets and whether being a published poet is the be-all and end-all.

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WRITING BULLIES: Of Trolls and Pseudo-Mentors

When the internet became accessible to everyone, it included the less likeable ones as well. Trolls and pseudo-mentors hound every corner of the internet, leaving behind a trail of comments that can sometimes be too much to bear. How can young writers, as users of the internet, help fight trolls and create a safer online environment? 

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