Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop

An Afternoon of Fun: Writing Flash Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Organised by: Singapore Book Council
  • Date:
    21 Mar 2019
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    Singapore Book Council Training Room
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  • Admission:
    Purchase tickets to 2 workshops under the Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab series, and attend a third one for free. Email with a screenshot of your 2 tickets, and indicate the third workshop (of a lower value) that you wish to attend to receive this discount.

    Purchase 10 or more tickets in a group to the workshops under this series to receive a 25% bulk discount. Email with the names, school(s), email address and contact numbers, and the workshops that the participants are signing up for to receive this discount.

    This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.


Do you love observing life? Presented in partnership with online writing platform Write the World (, discover the many wonderful ways to write about our lives using creative nonfiction and personal narrative in this workshop led by award-winning author Melissa De Silva, who is Education Ambassador for Write the World. Also learn the art of compression with flash fiction, described by writer Tara L. Masih as "a work of art carved on a grain of rice." Write your own narrative flashes, sometimes no longer than a page, or a sentence or two, inspired by prompts ranging from photographs to objects to lines of poetry.

Have fun learning to write flash fiction and creative nonfiction and join a global community of student writers with free online creative writing platform Write the World (, developed at Harvard University.

This workshop is part of Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab, organised by Singapore Book Council in partnership with Write the World. As the Write the World platform is exclusively for young writers between 13 to 18 years old, this workshop is open to participants between the ages of 13 and 18.