PROGRAMME DETAILS

The Creative Writing Classroom

The Creative Writing Classroom

Conversations

DATE / TIME

9 Nov, Sat 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Blue Room
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Festival Pass Event

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Barrie Sherwood

DESCRIPTION

Is a writer born or made? What is the role of the classroom is learning to be a writer? What are the challenges in teaching creative writing and what are some of the most important lessons an emerging writer can learn? Join writers as they speak to their experiences of teaching writing, the joys, the pitfalls, and everything in between.

FEATURING

Huzir Sulaiman

Malaysia - Singapore

Huzir is a playwright and Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre, staging original Singapore plays since 2002. He teaches playwriting at the National University of Singapore. Work includes: Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner (2019), The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco (2016), and the upcoming The Nuclear Family (March 2020).

Huzir Sulaiman is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Lawrence Ypil

Philippines - Singapore

Lawrence Lacambra Ypil is a poet and essayist and is the recipient of the prestigious Ani ng Dangal award in 2019 . His latest book, The Experiment of the Tropics, was the co-winner of the inaugural Gaudy Boy Poetry Book prize and he received an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa and an MFA in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis on a Fulbright Scholarship. His work explores the intersection of text and image and examines the role of material culture in the construction of cultural memory and identity. His has received numerous awards and his forthcoming book is Ang Pagkadiskubre sa Balak (The Discovery of Poetry), a translation of his first book of poems, The Highest Hiding Place. He currently teaches creative writing at Yale-NUS College.

Lawrence Ypil is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Jean Tay

Singapore

Jean Tay is a Singaporean playwright, best known for her plays Everything But the Brain and Boom. 

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