23rd & 24th February 2013
National Library Board
Possibility + Imagination Room (Level 5),
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
|Saturday, 23 February 2013 — Seminar|
|⬇ Possibility Room|
|10.30 – 10.45am||Welcome Note|
|10.45 – 11.45am||
Keynote: Writing – a Passion, Vocation or Career?
Why do you write and what do you get out of it? SEA Write Award 2012 winner, Suchen Christine Lim will talk about the fragmented paths to writing and publishing and the differences between writing as a passion, a vocation, and a career. It takes more than passion and a flair for writing to build a life working with the written word. Find out about writing for pay and writing for pleasure and how to marry the two.
|11.45 – 12.45pm||
New Wave Literature
by Kenny Leck, Joyce Chng, Dr. Melvin Sterne
Writers and publishers on the forefront of current literary trends come together to discuss the where the literary movement is headed. Not just in terms of piecing words together, but also in the arena of getting your work out there and published. What’s trendy in the lit scene and how do you get noticed?
|12.45 – 2.00pm||Lunch followed by Film Can!
Catch the medley of short films by young budding filmmakers from tertiary institutes and universities at this special lunchtime screening.
|⬇ Possibility Room||⬇ Imagination Room|
|2.00 – 3.00pm||
Writing for the Internet – Blogs & Online Publications
by Aun Koh, Liyana Othman, Wyelin Chiu
Playwriting to Directing
by Chong Tze Chien, Zizi Azah
|3.00 – 4.00pm||
How to Break Into the Screenwriting Industry
by Lee Thean-jeen, Daryl John Ho
Finding Your Voice in the Forest of Prose
by Dave Chua, Jason Eric Lundberg, Samantha De Silva
|4.00 – 4.30pm||Break & Book Signing|
|4.30 – 5.30pm||
Feature Writing – News & Magazine
by Alicia Tan, Linda Collins, Tan Su-Lyn
The Poet’s Path to Publication
by Grace Chia Krakovic, Ho Ren Chun, Teng Qian Xi
|Sunday, 24 February 2013 — Workshops|
|⬇ Possibility Room||⬇ Imagination Room|
|10.00am – 1.00pm||
Screenwriting: Adapting Ideas for Cinematic Treatment
How does an idea in your head, a story you read somewhere, or an event you experienced or witnessed take the journey towards the screen? The workshop explores how story structure, character development and form are applied in developing a raw idea into a film synopsis, treatment and ultimately, a screenplay.
Workshop participants may get an opportunity to apply the principles of cinematic storytelling to their own ideas or story and pitch them to the class.
Playwriting: Writing a 10 minutes Play
How does one begin writing a play? How does one dramatise a story? What does characterisation mean and entail? In this workshop, the above questions and more will be explained and answered by award-winning playwright Chong Tze Chien. Participants will be taught the fundamentals of playwriting and guided in the process of writing their first 10-min play. Topics such as basic dramatic structure (exposition, climax, resolution), characterisation (conscious want versus unconscious want) and dramatic action (conflict, irony, set-up and pay off) will be covered and explained. Participants will better appreciate the inner-workings of drama and learn basic crafts of writing by the end of this workshop. This workshop will lay the important foundation for all aspiring playwrights and writers.
|1.00 – 2.00pm||Lunch|
|2.00 – 5.00pm||
Graphic Novel: Story and Character Development
Learn about characterisation and how to tell a story effectively in comic format. Drewscape will also give tips in creating compelling comic arts. Participants will have created a one page comic at the end of the workshop.
Editing: Editorial Skills
The Editorial Skills workshop aims to provide young and first-time fiction writers with the editing skills necessary to give their manuscript more polish and sophistication in a saturated publishing market. The basics of editing manuscripts and publisher/ agent collaterals will be explored in this workshop, and participants will also have a chance to practice their editing skills in collaborative and individual exercises.
The editing process, an invaluable skill often overlooked by new writers, will also be explored in this workshop, along with an explanation of how the submission process works in the agent/publisher system. Materials provided include sample manuscript submission collaterals.