22rd & 23th February 2014
The Arts House
Chamber & Blue Room (Level 2)
1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
|Saturday, 22 February 2014 — Seminar|
|10.00 – 10.30am||Registration|
|10.30 – 11.15am||
by Gwee Li Sui
|11.15 – 12.15pm||
by Tan Dan Feng, Phil Tatham, Eliza Teoh
ALL-WRITE! You’ve poured your blood and tears into your writing and now it’s time to submit your works for publication. Get to know the inside story, which publisher is right for you, and what you can expect before, during and after the publication of your book in this panel discussion.
|12.15 – 1.15pm||Lunch|
|⬇ Chamber||⬇ Blue Room|
|1.15 – 2.00pm||
Shifting Genres: From Plays, Poetry to Prose
by Ovidia Yu, Felix Cheong, Joshua Ip
Hooked In: Journalists Retain Returning Readers
by Linda Collins, Adele Chan
|2.00 – 2.45pm||
Writers vs. Editors
by Colin Cheong, Adeline Foo, Joyce Sim, Jocelyn Lau
Writing and Developing a Documentary
by Marc Checkley
|2.45 – 2.50pm||Break|
|2.50 – 3.15pm||
by Ho Jia Jian
Viddsee is an online video platform for filmmakers and audience of Asian short films. Enabling users to easily discover, watch and share stories from Asia on their desktop and mobile devices, Viddsee’s vision is to continually grow the community of short film audiences to enable a wide and accessible market reach for short films and become the leading micro-cinema platform for Asia.
|3.15 – 3.45pm||
Young & Published
by Gabby Tye, Lesley-Anne, Munirah Jaafar
|3.45 – 4.30pm||
The Playwright’s Journey
by Haresh Sharma
|Saturday, 22 February 2014 — Free Event|
|⬇ Blue Room|
|5.00 – 8.00pm||
Bringing Books to Life!
Organised by four undergraduate students from Nanyang Technological University, Bringing Books to Life! is the first interactive book exhibition in Singapore that will display books across a range of genres to broaden the scope of reading for young adults. The event aims to be a unique theatrical experience for visitors.
Admission is Free for this exhibition.
|Sunday, 23 February 2014 — Workshops|
|⬇ Council Room||⬇ Living Room|
|10am – 1pm||
The Crafting Characters workshop is an intensive, hands-on workshop that aims to provide young and first-time fiction writers with the knowledge and skills to create complex, realistic and engaging characters in their fiction.
Related skills such as dialogue and plot will also be briefly explored in this workshop in the context of character crafting, and participants will be learning largely through collaborative and individual exercises as well as post-workshop feedback. Materials provided include workshop handouts.
Theatre: Adapting Story to Stage
by Peter Sau
In Adapting Story to Stage, aspiring playwrights will learn to adapt existing stories for plays. Peter Sau, writer of A Madwoman’s Diary, Tell Me When To Laugh And When To Cry as well as director and script adaptor of Square Moon, will guide workshop participants through scene-building basics, how to adapt stories for dramatic impact, and a group critique session where Peter will critique adaptations from an actor’s and director’s perspective.
All participants should bring in a news article which they will turn into a story.
|1 – 2pm||Lunch|
|⬇ Council Room||⬇ Living Room|
|2 – 5pm||
The Editing 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.
Embarking on Your First Draft
by Leslie Tan
A screenplay differs greatly from a manuscript in terms of format and writing style. This workshop is tailored for young writers who are interested in developing their ideas in the format of a film or television script. The workshop will cover the basics and terminologies of a screenplay, and participants will have the chance to start on their first screenplay draft.