2015: A Year of Celebration


There's much to celebrate in 2015: the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Singapore, my 5oth year, my receiving of an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the City University of Hong Kong, amidst other things. Join me if you can!

 

 

  • 'The Car' being read as part of The Studios: Fifty Season

My play, 'The Car', will be read as part of The Esplanade's SG50 celebrations under through the platform, The Studios: Fifty Season, where 50 plays will be read/produced over 5 weeks. 'The Car' will be read via Family Relations in Singapore Plays (directed by Thong Pei Qin) on Fri 10 Apr, 7.30 pm, at the Recital Studio. Click here to book tickets.

 

  • WOMEN FOR THE RECORD #5 // "An Excerpt from Fast Food, 1979"

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.

 

  • New Delhi World Book Fair (2015)

I am part of the contingent of authors and publishers that National Book Development Council of Singapore is bringing to the New Delhi World Book Fair (2015) from 13 to 17 February 2015. I look forward to sharing my writing and stories while in India.

 

  • All In! Young Writers New Media Festival (2015)

On 1 Mar 2015, I conduct a creative writing workshop, 'Crafting Effective Characters', at this festival.

 

  • Characters Through Action

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. Thus ‘Characters through Action’ is a workshop aimed at helping 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, workshop participants will gain ways and means to create more engaging and well-rounded characters when writing fiction.

Organised by: Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing Singapore
Date/Time: Sat 11 Apr 2015, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Venue: Seminar Room, Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188108
Cost: $70, plus registration charge
For more information/to register: Please click here.

 

  • Short stories published online

'Dawn' has just been 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.


 

  • How to purchase 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
 

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