Verena Tay to conduct three workshops


 

JUMPSTART: Generating New Writing
Wanting to write, but not sure how to start? Stuck in a rut where your writing is concerned? Jumpstart will help you perceive the world in a new fashion, fuel your creativity and give impetus to new writing.

Date & Timing:
Sat 21 Sept: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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BREVITY: The Art of Flash Fiction
Wanting to write fiction, but don’t know how to start? Already creating stories, but having trouble condensing your thoughts down within a word count? Or are you fascinated by very short stories and simply want to try your hand at developing one?

Date & Timing:
Sun 22 Sept: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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EMBODY: Examining ‘Show’ vs. ‘Tell’
Have you been driven up the wall with the adage “Show, don’t tell”? What does it really mean? Is it really relevant to the stories that you want to write? How do you actually apply it in the creation of stories?

Date & Timing:
Sat 28 Sept: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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The workshops are conducted by Verena Tay (www.verenatay.com). She has written and published two collections of short stories and four volumes of plays. To date, she has edited twelve-story anthologies, including the popular Balik Kampung series published by Math Paper Press. Since 2011, she has conducted numerous writing workshops for the National Library Board, National Book Development Council of Singapore, the Ministry of Education and other local organizations.

Verena holds three Masters degrees in English Literature, Voice Studies, and Creative Writing and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing with Swansea University. An Honorary Fellow at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa (Aug–Nov 2007), she was a Writer-in-Residence at Nanyang Technological University (Aug–Nov 2018). In addition, she is a seasoned theatre practitioner, an experienced teacher of storytelling, speech and presentation skills, as well as an accomplished storyteller that has delighted audiences in Singapore, Scandinavia, Australia, Malaysia, Wales, and the US.

 

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