2016: A Year of New Beginnings


Welcome to my website! 2016 is the start of many new artistic ventures that will be revealed in due course. Please do visit this page often or scroll down the page to subscribe to my email database for updates.

 

 

 

  • 'Characters Through Action' Workshop

If a story is a narrative of a character’s struggle to achieve certain goals, then how the character behaves is a vital element that defines his/her nature. This workshop will help writers understand and refine how they depict characters particularly through the use of action. Through a step-by-step process via collaborative and individual exercises, participants will gain ways and means to create more engaging and well-rounded characters when writing fiction.

Organiser: Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing, National Book Development Council of Singapore
Date/Time: Saturday, 25 June 25 2016, 9:30 am  to 12:30 pm
Venue: Singapore Training & Development Association Singapore, 16 Arumugam Rd, #06-01 Lion Bldg D, Singapore 409961
Fee: $70 plus $3 registration fee
To register/for more information, please click here.

 

  • 'Territory: Charting out Settings in Stories' Workshop

When writing a story, do you face problems in creating a vivid and plausible environment for your characters to inhabit? If so, then this workshop is for you. Not only will you gain tips on how to bring alive on paper, settings that you are familiar with, but some pointers on how to venture into the unknown and develop imaginary or historical settings that are beyond your everyday experiences. By the end of the workshop, you will be better equipped to bring your readers into the various universes of your imagination.

Organiser: Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing, National Book Development Council of Singapore
Date/Time: Saturday, 25 June 2016, 2 pm  to 5 pm
Venue: Singapore Training & Development Association Singapore, 16 Arumugam Rd, #06-01 Lion Bldg D, Singapore 409961
Fee: $70 plus $3 registration fee
To register/for more information, please click here.

 

  • Launch of 'Flesh'

Flesh is part of a series of short story fiction anthologies published by Fixi Novo, the Malaysian publisher. Flesh and its sister books were launched during the London Book Fair on 11 Apr @ Daunt Books, 61 Cheapside, EC2V 6AX London, United Kingdom. My story, 'The Sensualist', (that some have said is the best story I've written to date) can be found inside Flesh. Copies of Flesh are available on Amazon and in bookshops in Singapore and Malaysia.

 

 

  • My online presence

Joanne Furniss interviewed me about my memoir writing workshops. Please click here to read the interview.

To read Agnes Lam's review of my book, Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light, that appears in the June 2015 issue of the Asiatic journal, please click here.

If you wish to listen to me read an excerpt from my short story, ‘Fast Food, 1979: Portrait of an Old Lady’, please click here. Women For the Record, a series of 50 videos featuring poetry, prose and playwriting by women from Singapore, is a collaboration between Hedgebrook and EtiquetteSG.

 

  • Short stories published online

'The Truth About Mr X: 2015' is now in Junoesq Literary Journal, Issue 5, Aug 2015.

'Dawn' is published in Ducts, Issue 34, Winter 2015.

'Verdict' appears in Junoesq Literary Journal, Issue 1, Aug 2014.

'The Building' can be found in the Oct 2013 issue of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore.

The full text of 'Fast Food, 1979: Portrait of an Old Lady', has been re-published in the Writers' Hub website run by Birbeck College, London.

 

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My books online

My plays and short stories and edited anthologies published by Math Paper Press (In the Company of Heroes, Victimology, Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light, Balik Kampung, Balik Kampung 2A: People and Places, Balik Kampung 2B: Contemplations) can now be purchased online as follows:
- BooksActually: In the Company of Heroes
- BooksActually: Victimology
- BooksActually: Spectre
- BooksActually: Balik Kampung
- BooksActually: Balik Kampung 2A
- BooksActually: Balik Kampung 2B