Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop

Triumphant: Developing a Short Memoir about Overcoming the Odds

Organised by: Singapore Book Council
  • Date:
    17, 24 Apr, 8, 15 May 2021
  • Time:
    9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Singapore Book Council Training Room
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In the course of your life, you have encountered various difficulties and found ways to survive. Are you inspired to write a short memoir about one such episode so as to honour the occasion and for others to read and treasure?

If you are uncertain on how to structure and write down your reflections in a manner that will engage your readers, then Triumphant is just the workshop for you.
In four sessions, experienced writer, editor and storyteller Verena Tay will guide you on how to:

• Brainstorm the content and arc of a memoir (maximum: 3000 words);
• Craft character, setting, scenes, dialogue, theme, flow and pace.
Beyond these four sessions, participants will receive a maximum of two rounds of editorial support to finetune their respective texts.

Join Triumphant and you will definitely be inspired to start and complete writing about one aspect of your life story.

Triumphant: Developing a Short Memoir about Overcoming the Odds