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[SOLD OUT] The Write Weekend: Writing Short Stories: A Roadmap with Anittha Thanabalan & Yeoh Jo-Ann (II)

[SOLD OUT] The Write Weekend: Writing Short Stories: A Roadmap with Anittha Thanabalan & Yeoh Jo-Ann (II)

Workshop

DATE / TIME

1 Nov, Sun 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
90mins

VENUE

Zoom

Ticketed Event

S$10

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

DESCRIPTION

This workshop is fully sold out.

Produced by Closetful of Books.

How can your kids use stories to express themselves? With authors Anittha Thanabalan and Yeoh Jo-Ann as their guides, your kids can learn fun techniques for generating ideas, experiment with writing in different voices and experience the editorial process first-hand as your kids prepare their short stories for publication.

Bonus: if your kids have draft stories they’d like to share or get feedback, the authors are happy to review them. More details will be shared once you confirm your seat.

Some things your kid will learn:
A roadmap they can use again and again to write stories, generating ideas, different ways to plan a story (and what works best for them), structural and copy editing

After the workshop, your kid can:
Read their published short story at https://swfbooks.com after 8 Nov.

For ages 10 to 12.

 

About The Write Weekend

The Write Weekend is a 3-part programme hosted on Zoom. With a $10 ticket (excl fees), you'll get Talk + Workshop Part I + Workshop Part II. Please make sure your kids can attend all 3 sessions:

Writing Short Stories: A Roadmap with Anittha Thanabalan & Yeoh Jo-Ann

  • [Talk] Beyond the Book by Nat Amoore (31 Oct, 10am - 10.30am)
  • [Workshop] Writing Short Stories: A Roadmap with Anittha Thanabalan & Yeoh Jo-Ann I (31 Oct, 11.30am - 1.00pm)
  • [Workshop] Writing Short Stories: A Roadmap with Anittha Thanabalan & Yeoh Jo-Ann II (1 Nov, 11.30am - 1.00pm)

FEATURING

Anittha’s debut novel, The Lights That Find Us, was shortlisted for the 2018 Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Efforts to keep herself and her dog alive include writing copy and tutoring English Literature. Some of her favourite things to do are walking her poodle and attempting to rap Twista in the privacy of her room. Anittha is currently working on her second novel.

Anittha Thanabalan is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Yeoh Jo-Ann

Singapore

Yeoh Jo-Ann grew up in Malaysia and lives in Singapore. As a teenager, she dreamt of being a cat or a rock star, but instead spent most of her adult life working in publishing, somehow ending up as the features editor of a women's magazine before giving it up for a career in digital marketing. Her short stories have been included in anthologies such as Best Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three. Her first novel, Impractical Uses of Cake, won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2018. She is currently working on her second novel.

Photo Credit: Joanne Goh

Yeoh Jo-Ann is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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