Literary Arts, Festival, Open Call

Crimson and Clover

Organised by: National Library Board
  • Date:
    12, 19, 26 Feb, 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar, 2, 9, 16 Apr 2017
  • Time:
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Venue:
    Central Public Library
    Central Public LibraryCentral Public Library
  • Language:
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Crimson and Clover is a close reading-creative writing mentorship organized by the National Library Board. This mentorship is a lead up to Read! Fest, an annual celebration of reading for the community that runs from June to July.

Reading is an integral part of writing, and as most, if not all, writers would testify, they were first readers before becoming writers. Crimson and Clover looks at how and what writers read, and how they write as a result of their readings.

The literary inspiration and theme of this 10-session mentorship from February to April 2017 are spices: the critical reading workshops and creative writing exercises will explore the metaphorical and literal interpretations of spices in our cuisines, the meals we eat or in our lives. Through this mentorship, participants will produce a short piece of prose fiction.

The mentorship will take place in Central Public Library on Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm on the following dates:

12, 19, 26 Feb 2017
5, 12, 19, 26 March 2017
2, 9, 16 April 2017

If you would like to apply, submit the information in the following format below within the body of the email (no attachments) with the subject title: "Crimson and Clover Mentorship" by 15 January 2017 to

Date of Birth:
IC number:
Why you would like to be part of Crimson and Clover (300 words or less):
What you hope to achieve as a result of this mentorship (300 words or less):
Writing/publishing experience if any: Yes/No (if yes, please list)
Ability to commit to all 10 sessions: Yes/No

Incomplete entries will be rejected and only selected participants will be notified.

Crimson and Clover