Bridging the gap between text and technology, Sing Lit Station presents an online masterclass series, Zoom A Writer. The Zoom A Writer series gets you up close and personal with poetry, fiction and literary practice in Singapore. Learn about various facets of creative writing from Singapore's leading writers while baring your soul in the privacy of your own home.
The masterclasses offered in this series consists of:
• 'Speculative Fiction in Short Stories' with Wayne Rée
• 'Telling Our Stories with Art(e)Facts' with Eva Wong Nava
• 'Coping Mechanisms: Exploring the Human Condition Through Fiction Writing' with Daryl Qilin Yam
Only valid student concession passes will be allowed for the purchase of student admission tickets.
Wayne Rée | 'Speculative Fiction in Short Stories' | 8th October, 7.30PM - 10.30PM
How do you fit an entire universe into just a few thousand words? In this masterclass, Wayne Rée delves into the experience of writing compelling speculative fiction short stories—and how he's managed to work expansive settings, compelling characters and out-of-this-world ideas into bite-sized tales.
Eva Wong Nava | 'Telling Our Stories with Art(e)Facts' | 13th October, 7.30PM - 10.30PM
Explore and partake in the process of creative writing using art works from the National Gallery Singapore collection as prompts. Study the works of art and learn about an international art movement known as Social Realism and its context in Singapore. Using elements in the works of art, participants will understand the rhetorical device of ekphrasis and use that to write a piece of fictional work.
Daryl Qilin Yam | 'Coping Mechanisms: Exploring the Human Condition Through Fiction Writing' | 15th October, 7.30PM - 10.30PM
Learn what it means to write about emotional hardship and discover ways in which writers operating in a variety of mediums have represented pain, grief and existential suffering via the journeys their characters have undertaken, and explore how these creative trajectories can consequently inform our own practices of fiction. Each participant will be equipped with pre-assigned readings that illuminates the human condition, strategies to generate stories and scenarios, and opportunities to have their own work examined and critiqued.