28 February & 1 March 2015
Make, Imagine This & Share
Level 3, Orchard Gateway Mall
277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
|Saturday | 28 February 2015 (Seminars & Panel Discussions)|
|11:00 – 12:00nn||
Keynote: The Rise of Graphic Novels in Asia
Lim Cheng Tju, Country Editor | International Journal of Comic Art
Moderator: Adan JimenezWith budding author-illustrators streaming through the mainstream and independent scenes in Singapore and in the region, many onlookers are looking at the stability of the market, its end-users and its content-producers. The keynote analyses the local graphic novel scene in Asia, and how it has evolved through the decades, whilst staying true to its richness and founded values.
|⬇ Make||⬇ Imagine This|
|12:00 – 1:00pm||
Welcome, the Author-Editor
Felix Cheong, LaSalle CoA
Patrick Balo, Creative Director | Havas Bangkok
Moderator: Kelvin AngAs wordsmiths, writers in the advertising and marketing world provide insights that most of us cannot see. The session features how creative direction through the words woven into advertising campaigns woo potential consumers into brand affinity. Attendees understand the workings of the advertising and marketing industry through the eyes of the people who weave words into slants and selling points.
|1:00 – 2:00pm||
LUNCH & FRINGE PERFORMANCES AT SHARE (ACJC / NTU)From short skits to slam poetry, grab lunch and sit around for performances by selected students from ALL IN partner-schools!
|2:00 – 3:00pm||
Self-Publishing: Threats and Opportunities
Wendy Wong, Creative Director | Tusitala
Social Media Singapore: Understanding the Terrain
Hirzi and Munah, Internet Personalities
Moderator: Andrew ChowIn the age of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms, a new form of writing has emerged, which enables end-users to immediately connect with other audiences almost in real-time. How does one develop core writing skills in social media? How does social media writing differ from other forms of writing? What differences and adaptations do writers need to do to cope? How does the platform’s triumphs and pitfalls shape the writer’s ability to adapt to this ever-changing landscape?
|3:00 – 4:00pm||
Writing for Theatre in Artsy Singapore
Geetha Creffield, HOD-ACJC
With industry professionals and practitioners, the panel looks at the social implications of theatre in Singapore’s arts scene and society in general, and how it impacts the aspiring playwright. The panel looks at the opportunities and ideals that theatre can create in moving society and building identity among audiences and content creators, through the written material that they produce.
Blogging as a Career of Choice
Liyana Othman, Liyana Land
|4:00 – 4:30pm||
TEA BREAK & PERFORMANCES (NUS)Original pieces, never before performed, fresh and unadulterated by undergraduate and graduate students under Singaporean author and playwright Faith Ng.
|4:30 – 5:30pm||
Speaking from Experience: Being the Full-Time Author
Dave Seow, Otto Fong and Zed Yeo, Full-Time Authors
Moderator: Linn ShekinahA panel with full-time authors, both traditional and electronic, the encounter provides young writers the opportunity to weigh the options on going full-time with writing. It presents attendees a realistic take on going into full-time writing, its pitfalls and perks.
Campus Radios: Writing for the Student Base
Harry Carro, Radio Heatwave DJsVery few universities and junior colleges have fully maximised the potential of campus broadcasting. The session looks at the possible impacts that setting up a campus radio has for a school, and how teachers and educationalists can use the facility more by creating writing opportunities for budding writers who are interested in Broadcast Journalism and reportage.
|5:30 – 6:30pm||
Hard and Soft: Journalism at Its Core
Gregory Loo, The New Paper,
Media Literacy and Content Creation: A Panel Presentation of School-Partners
Student-representatives from National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore Polytechnic and Ngee Ann PolytechnicA panel presentation of partner schools, concerning writing and the media they are translated into. Gather insights in writing standards for the varied fields that each school represents, with the hope of finding your own voice in weaving stories for a targeted audience.
|Sunday | 1 March 2015 (Workshops)|
|⬇ Make||⬇ Imagine This|
|11:00am – 2:00pm||
Short Film Writing: Formats, Structures, Critiquing and Presentation
Ray Pang, Filmmaker | Catharsis FilmsThe session looks at the requisites of film production for short films, from the conceptualisation to the writing formats. It includes an introduction to available writing aids online, as well as industry standards and practices to help writers to visually represent their written works into the screen. Towards the end of the workshop, attendees are tasked to present a short script for critiquing.
Speed-pitching: Basics and Preparation
Catherine Carvell, Author/EditorHow do first-time authors pitch for their work to a publisher? The three-hour workshop discusses the requisites of speed-pitching for manuscripts and the requisites needed to prepare for such an encounter with publishers. Towards the end of the session, participants are to speed-pitch a current work-in-progress.
|2:00 – 2:30pm||
|2:30 – 3:00pm||
Award Presentations | 10WORD
|3:00 – 6:00pm||
Improving Copyediting and Proofreading Skills
Samantha de Silva, Director | Firebird CommunicationsThe session looks at the fundamentals of copyediting and proofreading, to provide young and first-time fiction writers with the editing skills necessary to give their manuscript a more polished and prepared look for the critiquing publishing market. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their editing skills in collaborative and individual exercises. As author-editors, the workshop aims to equip the participants with the necessary skills to edit manuscripts, along with the explanation of the submission process in an agent/publisher system. Materials provided include copyediting exercises and excerpts from sample manuscripts.
Crafting Effective Characters, Plots and Settings
Verena Tay, Author/Storyteller | Storytellers Association of SingaporeIf you have ever wondered how to create complex and engaging characters when writing fiction, this is the workshop for you. Through a step-by-step process via collaborative and individual exercises, you will understand what makes a character, get to know your character/s well, and learn how to develop characters fully. Workshop handouts will be provided.
The Festival organisers reserve the right to change speakers, events, session times, dates and/or other details when necessary.