SWF Class for Primary/Secondary Schools

Don’t miss the chance to hear from bestselling international authors in your very own school! With topics ranging from nature to fantasy to very hilarious jokes, there’s something for all students of ages 7 and up. Find out more about the interactive talks below. 

 

Programmes are eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy. 

 

Booking Instructions:

Download the booking form here and register early to avoid disappointment.

Email the completed booking form to nac_swf@nac.gov.sg by 31 August 2017.

 

 

DISGUSTING DELIGHTS AND STINKY TALES By Philip Ardagh

6 November, Monday

TALK | 45 minutes

 

Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2009 winner Philip Ardagh creates silly, often stinky stories including The Grunts and most recently The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge.  Set your imagination ablaze as he shares how to create wonderful characters like horrible oddballs with stolen sons and unlikely settings like towns with raining cows. Look for the author with an impressive beard.

 

This talk is perfect for reluctant readers.

 

For ages 7 and up. Bookings with more than 500 participants will be given priority.

APE ADVENTURE: FROM CONGO TO BORNEO By Eliot Schrefer

10 November, Friday

TALK | 1 hour

 

New York Times best-selling author and champion for wildlife conservation, Eliot Schrefer explores humans’ relationship with animals through his novels Rescued and Endangered. Hear first-hand accounts of what happens in orang-utan rehabilitation centres in Borneo and bonobo sanctuaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo and learn the importance of protecting our wildlife. Find out how Eliot uses his research to build fictional worlds and characters that are fascinating and eye-opening. 

 

For ages 10 and up. Bookings with more than 500 participants will be given priority.

MAPS, QUESTS AND RELUCTANT HEROES Featuring: A.L. Tait

10 November, Friday

TALK | 1 hour

 

Peril on fantastical high seas? Mystery and mayhem? Yes, please! Embark on an exciting adventure with A.L. Tait, the author behind the series, The Mapmaker Chronicles, and discover how to create characters to navigate worlds that don’t exist (for now) on Google Maps. A.L Tait will share tips for generating ideas for stories and how you can unleash your creativity on the page.

 

For ages 10 to 13. Bookings with more than 500 participants will be given priority.

JAY KRISTOFF'S GUIDE TO SCIENCE FICTION By Jay Kristoff

10 November, Friday

TALK | 1 hour

 

Jay Kristoff co-authored The Illuminae Files, the bestselling trilogy told through hacked documents including military files and emails. Uncover the basics of science fiction and pick up writing tips for building imaginary universes in this session.

 

For ages 13 and up. Bookings with more than 500 participants will be given priority.