The Write Morning I [SOLD OUT]

The Write Morning I [SOLD OUT]



2 Nov, Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


The Arts House
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This session is in English


Darel Seow


Develop your child’s narrative writing skills with practical tips and hands-on exercises in this series of programmes by authors Maureen Yeo, Colin Goh and Chris Riddell.

Each child will attend one workshop and a talk.

10.00am – 11.30am
Choose either workshop A or B.

A.      Critters and Characters by Maureen Yeo for ages 7 to 9
B.      Yummy Comics for ages 10 to 12

12.00pm – 12.45pm
Stories from Daily Doodles by Chris Riddell

12.45pm – 1.00pm
Book sales and signing

Parents should return to pick their children at 12.45pm.

Participants are advised to bring writing materials, a sweater, a water bottle and a light snack for the break.

[Workshop] Critters and Characters
Featuring Maureen Yeo
Venue: Living Room

Learn all about Singapore’s native wild animals with children's author and educator Maureen Yeo. Then, create your own stories with creatures such as otters and pink dolphins as key characters.

This session is recommended for ages 7 to 9.

[Workshop] Yummy Comics
Featuring Colin Goh
Venue: Gallery II

What if your favourite food could go on quests? Create food-inspired characters and develop a short comic strip of your own with Colin Goh, who co-created Dim Sum Warriors, a graphic novel series about kung fu-fighting dumplings.

This session is recommended for ages 10 to 12.

[Talk] Stories from Daily Doodles
Featuring Chris Riddell
Venue: Gallery II

How can one develop narratives from their daily doodles? Award-winning illustrator and author Chris Riddell will show how participants can build stories from sketchy ideas through live drawings in this interactive session.

This session is recommended for ages 7 to 12.



Maureen Yeo


After media-related stints in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, and Singapore, Maureen became a teacher of English, literature, and other useful nonsense. She is now a full-time mum to a small child and a big dog.She is the author of The Great Singapore Poo Sale and Other Beastly Business, and its sequel Make Animals Great Again and Other Creature Campaigns. Her travel articles, short stories and poems have been published in various periodicals. Follow her on Instagram @maureenyeosuiyin.

Chris Riddell is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for The Observer. His books have won a number of major prizes, including an unprecedented three CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals in 2001, 2004, and 2016. Chris was honoured with an OBE for services to illustration and charity in 2018.

Chris Riddell is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Colin Goh

Singapore - Taiwan

Colin Goh is an award-winning film-maker, humourist, and the artist/co-writer of Dim Sum Warriors, the graphic novel series about kungfu-fighting dumplings, which was praised by Time, Fast Company, and many others. It was recently adapted into a major musical in China. He also compiled the bestselling Coxford Singlish Dictionary.

Photo credit: Shigemi Iyota

Colin Goh is featured in the following SWF event(s):


Festival Gala: What is the most versatile Singlish word?

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The Arts House, Chamber
Festival Pass Event

Publishing Beyond Print

3 Nov, Sun 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Arts House, Screening Room
Festival Pass Event

How to Illustrate Books [SOLD OUT]

2 Nov, Sat 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Asian Civilisations Museum, Discovery Room
Ticketed Event