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All In! Young Writers Festival (nbdcs)


Date
Mar 16, 2018 - 09:00 AM - Mar 18, 05:00 PM
Organizer
National Book Development Council of Singapore - NewYorkEventsList
Location
*SCAPE Co. LtdSingapore, 237978Singapore,

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Agenda


AGENDA

16 March 2018

Masterclasses and Workshops


9.00am-10.00am
REGISTRATION

Proceed to the TreeTop Reception Area at Level 5


10.00am-1.00pm
ROOM 4A | TREE TOP | TREEE TOP A/B | ARENA

Write for Kindness Workshops 2018: Supported by the Singapore Kindness Movement (By invitation only)

Lianne Ong Linn Shekinah Patrick Yee

Write for Kindness is a national creative-writing competition organised by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) and supported by the All In! Young Writers Festival. It is a platform for primary, secondary, junior college, centralised institute and international school students to promote kindness to the younger audience by creating age-appropriate and culturally relevant children’s stories, through short stories, poetry and illustrations.


GALLERY

MASTERCLASS: Screenwriting for Narratives: Supported by the Puttnam School of Film, LaSalle (By invitation only)

Jaclyn Chan

Conducted in collaboration with the Puttnam School of Film and Animation-LASALLE, the by-invitation only masterclass is for students who have submitted their entries to the All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2018. The session on narratives focuses on writing and producing films that convey heartfelt stories using moving visuals.


1.00pm-2.00pm
REGISTRATION

Proceed to the TreeTop Reception Area at Level 5


2.00pm-5.00pm
TREE TOP | TREEE TOP A/B

Write for Kindness Workshops 2018: Poetry: Supported by the Singapore Kindness Movement (By invitation only)

Gwee Li Sui David Liew

Write for Kindness is a national creative-writing competition organised by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) and supported by the All In! Young Writers Festival. It is a platform for primary, secondary, junior college, centralised institute and international school students to promote kindness to the younger audience by creating age-appropriate and culturally relevant children’s stories, through short stories, poetry and illustrations.


GALLERY

MASTERCLASS: Screenwriting for Documentaries: Supported by the Puttnam School of Film, LaSalle (By invitation only)

Ng Swee San

Conducted in collaboration with the Puttnam School of Film and Animation-LASALLE, the by-invitation only masterclass is for students who have submitted their entries to the All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2018. The session focuses on the practices and principles involved in writing award-winning and compelling video documentaries.


BACK TO TOP

17 March 2018

Panel Sessions, Workshops, Fringe Activities & Night Events


9.00am-10.00am
REGISTRATION

Proceed to the TreeTop Reception Area at Level 5


10.00am-11.00am
TREETOP

KEYNOTE: Where is Writing in an Age of Everything Digital?

Laremy Lee

Writing has always evolved with the medium by which it is used for–from stone and bark, to papyrus reeds, from paper and moveable type to changing the way Man tells his stories. Where is writing now, in the midst of the digital and augmented reality revolution, and where is it headed?


10.00am-1.00pm
ROOM 4A

WORKSHOP: Developing Style in Poetry and Articulating Emotions through Imagery: (Individual Ticket)

Deborah Emmanuel

This 3-hour session explores the narratives woven by poetry and how through developing one's style and imagery, a piece can articulate beyond usual understanding.


11.10am-12.00pm
TREETOP

PRESS PLAY: Writing PR in Digital Asia: (Recommended for 16yo and above)

Kelvin Ang Herbert Sim 
Moderator: Alan Lim

Have the days of old PR schemes over? How do you create an image for a company or organisation in hyper digitally-connected Asia? This sessions features a marketing and PR agency that caters to both multinational companies and smaller organisations on a budget!


TREETOP A

OF SANS & CURVES: Calligraphy in a Mesh of Writing

Xiangfeng Loo Ruth Tan Ludwig Tan

Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. For ages, calligraphy has added aesthetics to writing content, but with the rise in popularity of modern calligraphy, how does this artform impact content? Listen in to calligraphers and discover the calming and invigorating charisma of this art.


TREETOP B

Documenting the Undocumented: Recommended for 16yo and above

Sumithra Prasanna Mary Chin 
Moderator: Gene Segarra Navera

Documentaries and news features offer a slice of life that many seem to pass people unnoticed or even unacknowledged. From the pllght of migrants, to children in conflict, how do documentarists and content creators bring out these stories out in the open for people to take a moment's look and ponder? Join this session and discover what it takes to write riveting documentaries.


ARENA

CONTENT EDITING IN & OUT: Copyediting Beyond Words

Samantha De Silva Lulu V Mendoza 
Moderator: Nah Dominic

Beyond proofreading and copyediting, the session looks at content development as an important skill in developing stories further. It features seasoned editors who will discuss the rigours, pressures and contentment behind being an editor.


GALLERY

VOX ADOLESCENTIA: The Value of Campus Journalism

Mary George Reenes Lee

School papers are to be the direct voice of students in a school campus. What has it evolved into, and how do students perceive their campus publications? This session looks at the value of campus journalism as a driving force for information and a training ground for future journalists.


12.10pm-1.00pm
TREETOP

Singaporean Identity in Contemporary Fiction

JY Yang Balli Kaur Jaswal

Featuring upcoming and award-winning authors from Singapore, join us for a session on identifying the Singaporean mark in contemporary works of fiction.


TREETOP A

WRITING FOR A CAUSE: The Call of Creative Advocacy

Prabhu Silvam 
Moderator: Mario Lajarca Jr

How do you weave stories to get people to do more for others? Can altruism be the mark of the next version of modern society? With the growing roles that creative advocacy takes on in a world filled with challenging and difficult circumstances, join us for this session to discover the impact of truly positive social media.


TREETOP B

Managing Content - The Regional Experience: Recommended for 16yo and above

Adibah Isa Chan Yi Wen Ryo Leong

The vastness of content proliferating in our world today is matched only by the studious work of editors and gatekeepers in both traditional and new-age platforms. Sit in this session to know more about how writers can learn to manage content and ensure that readers get the most out of the experience.


ARENA

Building Worlds Through Words

Xie Shi Min Ivan Ang 
Moderator: Patricia Karunungan

The session looks at the requisites of setting development and the importance of capturing a story’s essence through the worlds weaved by writers.


GALLERY

TRUTH BE TOLD: Handling Rejection in Publishing


Moderator: Nah Dominic

The publishing landscape can be harsh and terse with what it wants and what it likes. How does one handle rejection from publishers, agents and writing competitions? This session tells you how.


1.00pm-2.00pm
SCAPEMEDIAHUB

Lens & Lines Exhibition: Supported by Poetry Festival SG

 

The exhibition is where poetics meets photography, where the lightness of shadows engages with the weight of thoughts and inspirations, where languages and translations interact and intersect, and hopefully, where you meet your objects of inspiration. The exhibiti features 15 photographs and an equal number of poetic responses.


SCAPEMEDIAHUB

Book Swap!: Supported by Barterli

 

SWAP A BOOK & SHARE THE GIFT OF READING! Bring a book to All In! 2018 and swap it with any other book at the Barterli booth, for free! Doesn't matter if the book is new or pre-loved, just contribute to a great cause. All books remaining after the Book Swap will be donated to youths and children in developing countries through a school immersion partnership.

LUNCH BREAK

Please proceed to the SCAPE mediaHUB for lunch

Exhibition & Book Swap run all day.


1.30pm-2.00pm
TREETOP

ACSian Theatre Fringe: Supported by Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Geetha Creffield

ACSian Theatre is back for its thrid year at All In! Catch their performance live at the Festival!


TREETOP A

YOUTHspeak: The Future of Writing Book 3: Supported by the National Youth Council

 

YOUTHspeak features representative-students who will present their pre-selected papers on various topics related to youths. These essays are in English, 800-1,000 words long and based on selected topics. The book is powered by the National Youth Council.


TREETOP B

SOTA Fringe Performances: Supported by School of the Arts Singapore

Ivan Ang

School of the Arts Singapore brings its roster of performances and discussions to the Festival as part of All In! FR!NGE


ARENA

All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2018: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

 

The Exhibition features selected short films written, produced and or directed by 13-25 year olds. Carrying Asian themes and addressing issues affecting the youth, the selected films are chosen by a panel of international selectors.


GALLERY

SRT Fringe Performances: Supported by Singapore Repertory Theatre

Daniel Jenkins

Featuring works by young writers and young actors of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, the fringe activity features original works.


SCAPEMEDIAHUB

Spoken Word Showcase: Ides of March: Supported by PoetryWalls

 

The Ides of March, which corresponds to the midpoint of that month in the ancient Roman calendar, was a merry time of picnics, revelry and for settling debts. The most infamous Ides of March, however, marked the assassination of Julius Caesar and the start of civil strife in Rome. The performance tells about the Ides of March this year in Singapore by expressing them in verse.

ALL IN! FRINGE ACTIVITIES

2.00pm-3.00pm
TREETOP

ALL OUT FOR ALL IN!: Lyrics for Youths by Youths

Bani Haykal Falling FeathersShak’thiya Subramaniamm Dennis NgJared Chan

Powered by the National Youth Council, the second edition of All for All In! featured four aspiring lyricists and four Singaporean artists who stretch the boundaries of creativity.


TREETOP B

Developing Social Awareness Through Writing: Recommended for 16yo and above

Gene Segarra Navera 
Moderator: Ow Yeong Wai Kit

The session explores the social impact of writing, and how writers and content creators bring about positive change by weaving stories and providing content that promote development, equality and social justice.


ARENA

LUXURY WRITING: Of Brands and Writing: Recommended for 16yo and above

Farhan Shah Angelique N Teo 
Moderator: Alex Campbell

Enter the world of high fashion and luxury branding in this session that looks at the perks and peeves of feature writing for fashion and lifestyle magazines.


GALLERY

Using Narrative Poetry to Develop Writing Skills

Cyril Wong Gwee Li Sui Tse Hao Guang Patricia Karunungan 
Moderator: Crispin Rodrigues

All In! returns to its roots in poetry by looking at how narrative poems can be used to improve creativity in writing. The panel explores techniques in building writing skills, while using imagery and figurative language in writing.


2.00pm-5.00pm
ROOM 4A

WORKSHOP: Copyediting - Beyond the Basics of Content: (Individual Ticket)

Samantha De Silva

This 3-hour workshop explores developmental editing aside from reviewing on intermediate copyediting skills. The course is intended for those with basic copyediting skills.


TREETOP A

WORKSHOP: Basic Calligraphy: (Individual Ticket)

Xiangfeng Loo

This 3-hour workshop looks at classical calligraphy basics and how new enthusiasts can understand better the requisites of this calming art form.


3.10pm-4.00pm
TREETOP

Brand Consciousness and Unconscious Marketing: Recommended for 16yo and above

Reene Ho-Phang Peter Yeo 
Moderator: Alan Lim

How does one weave corporate and brand writing in a manner that subtly makes an organisation or image a top-of-head name? The session looks at corporate communications and how business has tons of writing strewn within its core.


ARENA

The Rhythm, Sounds and Humour in Adapting Scripts for Theatre: Supported by Singapore Repertory Theatre

Danny Yeo 
Moderator: Paul Adams

Supported by Singapore Repertory Theatre, the session looks into translation and transcendence of existing content into an adapted script intended for theatre production. Discover the fun ideas, intricate thoughts, and effective lessons in play creation. Aspiring writers, parents and teachers of young children can get behind-the-scene tips from veteran theatre practitioner and bilingual extraordinaire Danny Yeo (Yang Junwei) who will share his experience of writing and directing children musicals, as well as the challenges and excitements in adapting English scripts into Chinese plays. A proud uncle of two – aged 6 and 8 - he started creating children’s productions and original Mandarin musicals to involve his young nephews. He is happy to report positive results since putting in conscientious efforts for the past four years.

The session will be conducted in Mandarin and English.


GALLERY

Poetry in Rap / Rap in Poetry

Mark Bonafide 
Moderator: Mario Lajarca Jr

The session explores the narratives and skills needed in crafting rap and rap music, in relation to poetry and lyric writing.


3.10pm-5.00pm
TREETOP B

Feature Writing for Magazines: Recommended for 16yo and above

Farhan Shah

Back for its second year, the 2-hour session discusses the practices and principles of feature writing for magazines, and how young writers can improve their chances of getting published as contributors for electronic and printed publications.


4.10pm-5.00pm
TREETOP

WRITING SINGAPORE THEATRE: History, Struggles and Triumphs

Jeffrey Tan Daniel Jenkins Geetha Creffield Natalie Hennedige 
Moderator: Yeo Hon Beng

Behind every curtain call in Singapore’s bustling theatre industry is a history written in the hearts of seasoned actors, dramaturgs, playwrights and production managers. Sit in this session to discover the colourful and sometimes controversial world of Singapore Theatre.


ARENA

The News - Digital and Now

Derek Cai Prabhu Silvam Natalie Koh 
Moderator: Alex Campbell

There is no denying how fast-paced news consumption is in a digitally-connected world as ours. Listen to seasoned journalists as they share their insights on how immediate the now can be in and out of the newsroom.


GALLERY

WRITING WHAT THEY SAY: Speech Writing and the Experiences in Between

Tam Hiu Fai

For some people, it can be quite cumbersome to write your own speech and deliver it too. Enter the speech writers. The panel explores the challenges and opportunities that this industry has to offer, as well as provide tips on how to improve one’s speech writing skills.


BACK TO TOP

18 March 2018

Panel Sessions, Workshops and Fringe Activities


9.00am-10.00am
REGISTRATION

Proceed to the TreeTop Reception Area at Level 5


10.00am-11.00am
TREETOP A

STUCK IN BETWEEN: Writing for Tweens, Midgraders and YA

Pip Harry

An awkward time when you’re not really a kid anymore but not a teenager yet, tweens or mid-graders are always on the look-out for content they can relate to. Sit in this session to talk to authors who know just what tweens want in their stories.


TREETOP B

YOUNG WRITING BY YOUNG WRITERS: The All In! Snack Fiction Anthology

Athena Tan Melissa Lee Bradley Gerard Santa Maria Taha Jailani

Powered by the National Youth Council, the Snack Fiction Anthology is a collection of 18 new short stories submitted for a competition under All In! 2017. Mentored by 4 writers, the young writers underwent 2 weeks of content development to help their stories reach publishable standards.


ARENA

TRANSLATIONS & PUBLISHING: The Singapore Experience

Rilla Melati William Phuan 
Moderator: Eric Tinsay Valles

With four languages recognised as official language, Singapore is a good example of how content transcends from one mother tongue to another, opening doors to translation. The session looks at the Singapore experience, and how its local publishers are reaching out to ASEAN countries to tap on translation opportunities.


GALLERY

The Power of Film and Your Will to Write It: Supported by the Puttnam School of Film, LaSalle

 

Supported by the Puttnam School of Film, the session looks at screenwriting and how the final visual output is moulded by the words that come before it.


10.00am-1.00pm
ROOM 4A

WORKSHOP: Pitching Your Work Out There: (Individual Ticket)

Balli Kaur Jaswal

The 3-hour workshop looks at how authors can craft a pitch and prepare their manuscripts to publishable standards, fit for consideration by publishers and agents. The class is intended for both seasoned and budding writers intending to send manuscript pitches for potential publications.


11.10am-12.00pm
TREETOP

Poetry & Photography: Supported by Poetry Festival SG

Zhou Hao 
Moderator: Genevieve Wong

Exploring where poetics meets photography, curator Zhou Hao looks at Lens and Lines, as a photography/poetry exhibition and shares the process vehind the curation of both visuals and letters.


TREETOP A

Developing Stories for VR/AR: Recommended for 16yo and above

Lionel Chok

As an upcoming technology, augmented and virtual reality technology are slowly taking over storytelling. This opens up a new market for writers who can develop narrative design and storylines for games, books and experiential media. This session looks at how young writers can better prepare themselves to meet this growing industry’s narrative demands.


TREETOP B

TECHNOLOGY & WRITING: The Road Ahead

Nikhil Gupta 
Moderator: Tiffany Lim

Featuring an app development agency that focuses on building platforms for seasoned and budding writers, discover what the future holds for writing in Singapore and beyond.


ARENA

The Leon Theory: Supported by Singapore Polytechnic


Moderator: Stella Wee

The Leon Theory is an original web series at Toggle.sg by teens, for teens, done in collaboration with a few schools in Singapore Polytechnic (SP), and SP’s Corporate Communication department. The concept was first pitched by third-year students from the Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media (DTVM), School of Communication, Arts and Social Sciences. It was then further developed over 2 modules, involving more than 40 students. The scripts were then written by DTVM students and alumni. Sit in and know more about the project and the young creators behind it!


GALLERY

YOUTH PANEL: What Writing Is and Ought To Be

Lee Russell Alisa Maya Lee Tat WeiSofia Amanda Bening Adya Chatterjee
Moderator: Xie Shi Min

Featuring a panel of young writers, the session explores the youth's concept of writing and how their experience at home, in school and with peers influence their perception of the craft.


12.10pm-1.00pm
TREETOP

Singapore Comedy - Content & Distribution: Recommended for 16yo and above

Annette Lee Yuxuan Chua

What is Singapore's brand of comedy, and how have local content creators in the industry helped create, sustain and spread the work about our kind of comedy.


TREETOP A

MEET THE BOOKSTAGRAMMERS: Writing Book Reviews for Smaller Screens

Grace Phua Olivia Ho

Come and meet book reviewers who’ve chosen to take book reviewing to the small screen, combining photography with literature on mobile-based literary writing.


TREETOP B

MYSTERIES DEBUNKED: Writing Mysteries for Targeted Audiences

 

Meet authors of mystery novels and series and discover what skills you need to have to figure out this genre of creative writing.


ARENA

Singapore Films - Making A Mark Regionally: Recommended for 16yo and above

Faisal Ishak Tan Bee Thiam

With a recent citation in the Cannes and other film festivals overseas, how do Singaporean filmmakers see the future of Singapore films locally, regionally and internationally? Join this panel of screenwriters and directors and discover your knack for the writing for the silver screen.


GALLERY

MEET THE DIRECTORS: Writing the Music Video

 

Although more visual than what not, music videos have within them the core of content creation: a lyric that transforms into a visual and aural feast for the senses. How does one transcend content to visuals, without sacrificing the creativity that both mediums hold?


1.00pm-2.00pm
SCAPEMEDIAHUB

Lens & Lines Exhibition: Supported by Poetry Festival SG

 

The exhibition is where poetics meets photography, where the lightness of shadows engages with the weight of thoughts and inspirations, where languages and translations interact and intersect, and hopefully, where you meet your objects of inspiration. The exhibiti features 15 photographs and an equal number of poetic responses.


SCAPEMEDIAHUB

Book Swap!: Supported by Barterli

 

SWAP A BOOK & SHARE THE GIFT OF READING! Bring a book to All In! 2018 and swap it with any other book at the Barterli booth, for free! Doesn't matter if the book is new or pre-loved, just contribute to a great cause. All books remaining after the Book Swap will be donated to youths and children in developing countries through a school immersion partnership.

LUNCH BREAK

Please proceed to the SCAPE mediaHUB for lunch

Exhibition & Book Swap run all day.


1.30pm-2.00pm
TREETOP A

Readings: Poetry-In-Progress: Supported by ATOM

Max Pasakorn Min Lim Jocelyn Suarez 
Moderator: Crispin Rodrigues

This fringe performance features a good mix of performance poetry, written (and published) poets and poets who have contributed significantly to poetry anthologies and journals.


TREETOP B

SOTA Fringe Performances: Supported by School of the Arts Singapore

Ivan Ang

School of the Arts Singapore brings its roster of performances and discussions to the Festival as part of All In! FR!NGE


ARENA

All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2018: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

 

The Exhibition features selected short films written, produced and or directed by 13-25 year olds. Carrying Asian themes and addressing issues affecting the youth, the selected films are chosen by a panel of international selectors.


SCAPEMEDIAHUB

Winning Poetry Showcase: Supported by Poetry Festival SG

 

Indulge in poetics from winners of the National Poetry Competition 2017 in all of the island’s official languages, while you enjoy your lunch!

ALL IN! FRINGE ACTIVITIES

2.00pm-3.00pm
TREETOP

THE SEEMINGLY FORGOTTEN: Writing for and by Differently-Abled, At Risk and Out-of-School Youths

 

What is it like to write for someone who writes for and with youths whom society seemingly have forgotten? Discover the heart for service in this session that looks at the communities and organisations that help young people get back on their feet through writing.


TREETOP A

THE SINGAPORE STYLE: How Do You Define Singapore Literature?

Don Bosco Josephine Chia Rosemarie Somaiah 
Moderator: Eric Tinsay Valles

From short stories to poems to novels, Singaporean authors are getting noticed in the international scene for their own brand of writing. What makes Singaporean literature Singaporean, and what cements its grip on the regional and international scene?


TREETOP B

WHERE THE ACTION IS: Sport Writing and Production

Rene Kelvin Anthony Jason DaseyGary Yang Gerard Wong 
Moderator: Leong Wee Keat

Meet seasoned sports analysts, journalists and editors and explore the world of sports writing and the exhilarating joy of being at the centre of it all.


2.00pm-4.00pm
ARENA

Screenwriting for Beginners: Recommended for 16yo and above

Ng Swee San

This 2-hour workshop looks at developing characters for scripts intended for small screens and digital films


GALLERY

Write and Save the Planet: Supported by Poetry Festival SG & PoetryWalls

Ow Yeong Wai Kit Muzakkir Samat

Nature has served as a muse for poets over time and across cultures. Nature has inspired verses in tropical Singapore and beyond. With climate change, water scarcity, and the decline or extinction of wildlife species, poets are engaging with their environments in imaginative and critical ways. Eco-poets and editors Ow Yeong Wai Kit and Muzakkir Samat will facilitate a workshop on eco-poetry writing and will read samples from their anthology From Walden to Woodlands.
 


2.00pm-5.00pm
ROOM 4A

WORKSHOP: Developing Characters and Breaking Down Plots: (Individual Ticket)

 

This 3-hour workshop is intended for budding writers who intend to further develop their plotlines and improve characterisation in their short stories and novels. Helmed by an award-winning author, the workshop will also look into story development in relation to characters while helping attendees break down plots to see the bigger picture of their story.


3.10pm-4.00pm
TREETOP B

UTOPIA vs DYSTOPIA: The Good in Bad and the Bad in Good

Nuraliah Norasid Nicholas YongJoyce Chua

Is there a certain dissonance between utopic and dystopic writing? The session explores the requisites of the genres and how young writers can develop their own voice fit for these kinds of stories.


3.00pm-5.00pm
TREETOP

Developing Setting for Short Stories

Pip Harry

The 2-hour workshop explores setting and plot development for budding short story writers.


TREETOP A

Writing Crossplatform Fiction for Young Audiences

Tiffany Lim

The session explores how to transform your ideas into a stream of interactive products, and how to pitch your projects to broadcasters and publishers.


4.10pm-5.00pm
TREETOP B

Pitching Your Work Out There: Recommended for 16yo and above

Samantha De Silva Kenneth Chia

The session looks at tips on how authors can improve their pitch and prepare their manuscripts to publishable standards, fit for consideration by publishers and agents.


ARENA

Poetry-in-Progress: Supported by ATOM

Ang Shuang Natalie Wang Theophilus Kwek 
Moderator: Crispin Rodrigues

Join three young poets as they explore whether being "young" has impacted the way people have viewed their works and how they fit in the lineage of Singapore literature. The session also discusses what being published means to these poets and whether being a published poet is the be-all and end-all.


GALLERY

WRITING BULLIES: Of Trolls and Pseudo-Mentors

 

When the internet became accessible to everyone, it included the less likeable ones as well. Trolls and pseudo-mentors hound every corner of the internet, leaving behind a trail of comments that can sometimes be too much to bear. How can young writers, as users of the internet, help fight trolls and create a safer online environment?



Speaker Details


SPEAKERS

Adibah Isa

Managing Content - The Regional Experience: Recommended for 16yo and above

When Adibah Isa writes, she wants you to be right there in that moment—whether it's chasing a hawker for a secret recipe, or trying not to blush when a Hollywood celebrity compliments a question. Having written for both print and digital for titles such as Epicure, L'Officiel, Her World, Elle, Time Out, Robb Report, Hungry Go Where and now Buro 24/7 Singapore, she believes in embracing diversity and allowing opinions—no matter how ridiculous—to be heard, responsibly.


Adya Chatterjee

YOUTH PANEL: What Writing Is and Ought To Be

Adya Chatterjee is an aspiring writer who just published her debut novel Silence. She lives in Singapore as she pursues her passions including poetry, basketball, dogs and her life in 8th grade. To catch a glimpse at her whirlwind of a writing journey follow her on instagram @a.c.unscripted.


Alex Campbell

LUXURY WRITING: Of Brands and Writing: Recommended for 16yo and above
The News - Digital and Now

Alex is an editor based in Singapore. Originally from South Africa, she has worked in newspaper and magazine publishing since 2008, spending three years as a sub editor and photographer in the United Arab Emirates before moving to Singapore in 2012. In 2013, she was awarded a scholarship from the European Commission to study a joint Masters of Arts in Journalism, Media and Globalisation in Denmark and the United Kingdom. After completing the MA (distinction) at the end of last year, she returned to Singapore, where she is currently the editor of Asian Geographic.


Alisa Maya

YOUTH PANEL: What Writing Is and Ought To Be

Alisa is an English Literature graduate from the National University of Singapore. She was previously a Citizen Reviewer with Centre 42, former Head of Outreach at Social Enterprise UNSAID and alumnus of Burn After Reading Singapore, a local poetry collective. Her work has been published in several online and print publications such as The Straits Times.


Ang Shuang

Poetry-in-Progress: Supported by ATOM

Ang Shuang is currently on the brink of graduating from law school. Her primary poison is poetry, and her works have been seen in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore (QLRS), Words Dance Magazine, as well as SingPoWriMo 2016 and 2017. These days, she is working on a solo collection.


Angelique N Teo

LUXURY WRITING: Of Brands and Writing: Recommended for 16yo and above

Having hosted everything from gala dinners, award ceremonies and luxury events, Angelique Nicolette Teo has worked with names like Tiffany & Co, Mercedes Benz, Julius Baer and the World Travel Awards. As an accomplished emcee and round table moderator, Angelique has also fronted television programs for the Formula 1, HBO, Cinemax and Channel NewsAsia.


Annette Lee

Singapore Comedy - Content & Distribution: Recommended for 16yo and above

Annette Rochelle Lee is the Lead Writer/Director at SGAG Media, helming many of the viral comedy videos that have gone up in its platform. She is also acts in the videos, and her characters such as “Sue-Ann” and “Suezanna Chloe Tan”, have grown to be well-loved by many. Her love for writing transcends filmmaking too, as she is also the author/illustrator of the blog www.ifonlywefartflowers.com, and also performs as local singer-songwriter, ANNETTE.


Athena Tan

YOUNG WRITING BY YOUNG WRITERS: The All In! Snack Fiction Anthology

Athena Tan is a student and founder of Carpe Bloom, an online publication featuring the original works of young people and artistes all over the world. Her passion lies in exploring the world of the word through various creative projects, creating defining moments for others through writing and enabling fellow young people to showcase their work with confidence. Her work has appeared in WE ARE A WEBSITE (literary journal), All In! 2017 and the Creative Arts Programme Mentorship, Eye on the World: Connecting the Dots and placed first in the Global Debate Essay Competition.


Balli Kaur Jaswal

Singaporean Identity in Contemporary Fiction
WORKSHOP: Pitching Your Work Out There: (Individual Ticket)

Balli Kaur Jaswal is the author of three novels, including SUGARBREAD, a coming-of-age story about identity and belonging. Her short stories and non-fiction have appeared in publications in the UK, Australia, Singapore, India and the US. A former high school teacher, she enjoys mentoring budding writers of all ages.


Bani Haykal

ALL OUT FOR ALL IN!: Lyrics for Youths by Youths

bani haykal experiments with text + music. As an artist, composer and musician, bani considers music (making / processes) as a metaphor for cybernetics and his projects revolve around modes of interfacing and interaction in feedback / feedforward mechanisms. He is a member of b-quartetand Soundpainting ensemble Erik Satay & The Kampong Arkestra.


Bradley Gerard Santa Maria

YOUNG WRITING BY YOUNG WRITERS: The All In! Snack Fiction Anthology

One of the featured writers of All In! Snack Fiction Anthology - being new to the writing scene, he is still discovering a multitude of profound ways to adapt his ideas in such a way that readers can live vicariously through the pages.


Chan Yi Wen

Managing Content - The Regional Experience: Recommended for 16yo and above

Yiwen is the cofounder of content.co, a content marketing platform that powers great brand stories through its fast growing network of over 5,000 content creators in Asia Pacific. Content.co has been shortlisted as Disruptor of the Year by the Mumbrella Awards Asia 2017. A former journalist, Yi Wen was previously featured in the inaugural Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2016 for Media, Marketing & Advertising as well as in Singapore Tatler's Generation T.


Crispin Rodrigues

Using Narrative Poetry to Develop Writing Skills
Poetry-in-Progress: Supported by ATOM
Readings: Poetry-In-Progress: Supported by ATOM

Crispin Rodrigues’ poems and prose have been published in From Walden to Woodlands (2015), A Luxury We Must Afford (2015) and several editions of SingPoWriMo. His first collection of poems, Pantomime, was published in 2017. He is now working on his second collection of poems and a book on prose poems. (photo by Cora Dean)


Cyril Wong

Using Narrative Poetry to Develop Writing Skills

Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of poetry collections such as Unmarked Treasure and The Lover's Inventory. He has also published Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories and a novel, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza. Cyril has served as a mentor under the Creative Arts Programme and the Mentor Access Project, as well as a judge for the Golden Point Awards in Singapore. A past recipient of the National Arts Council's Young Artist Award for Literature, he completed his doctoral degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore in 2012. His poems have been anthologised in Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (W. W. Norton 2008) and Chinese Erotic Poems (Everyman's Library 2007).


Daniel Jenkins

WRITING SINGAPORE THEATRE: History, Struggles and Triumphs
SRT Fringe Performances: Supported by Singapore Repertory Theatre

Daniel Jenkins is Associate Artistic Director for Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT). Originally from the UK, he began acting as a teenager with The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He went on to train at the Guildford School of Acting in the UK, where he received the Yvonne Arnaud award for acting. He has an Acting Diploma with GSA, a Licentiate in Drama with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Theatre. Daniel has been nominated 6 times for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards and has won the Best Supporting Actor Award twice for his roles in Quills, and Cabaret.


Danny Yeo

The Rhythm, Sounds and Humour in Adapting Scripts for Theatre: Supported by Singapore Repertory Theatre

Danny Yeo is a multi-hyphenate with 25 years of experience in various fields – radio, television, print, film and theatre. He has been involved in all of Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Mandarin children musicals since 2013 as an Associate Artist. He has published six books, written for six local movies, directed three children musicals for Esplanade’s F.Y.I. programme and conceptualised the interactive-immersive Child’s Play series for Esplanade’s Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts 2017 and 2018. He also co-directed the 2018 world premiere of Bu Tian in China with Kok Heng Leun for the Chinese national company Shanghai Puppet Theatre.


David Liew

Write for Kindness Workshops 2018: Poetry: Supported by the Singapore Kindness Movement (By invitation only)

David Liew has been described as a polymath. Besides illustrating children's books, he's an active member of the Singapore Maker community. He shared the 2016 Cystal Kite Award for Asia, India and Middle East Region with writer Melanie Lee for Who is the Red Commander?, as well as a Samsung Kidstime Authors Award in the same year for Where is my Mama? from the same series. Dave is also the Regional Advisor for the Singapore chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He has written and illustrated Nightmare on Eat Street: Tales from the Leopard Eating House, as well as illustrated Eliza Teoh's Ellie Belly series.


Deborah Emmanuel

WORKSHOP: Developing Style in Poetry and Articulating Emotions through Imagery: (Individual Ticket)

Deborah Emmanuel is a writer, performer and four-time TEDx speaker. She has written two books,When I Giggle In My Sleep (2015) and Rebel Rites (2016). She also makes music with Wobology, The Ditha Project and the producer Kiat, teaches workshops, draws illustrations and devises independent theatre.


Dennis Ng

ALL OUT FOR ALL IN!: Lyrics for Youths by Youths

Dennis has been playing music for the past 12 years and started writing original music as one-half of singer-songwriting duo Ciao Turtle in April 2014. Since then, Ciao Turtle has been a finalist in SG50 The Gift Of Song song-writing competition organized by Mediacorp and their songs can be heard on national radio airwaves.


Derek Cai

The News - Digital and Now

Derek’s a journalist formerly from NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in the Singapore bureau. He graduated from University at Buffalo (SIM) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, and is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations at S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). Prior to broadcast, he wrote for print and digital publications.


Don Bosco

THE SINGAPORE STYLE: How Do You Define Singapore Literature?

Don Bosco writes thrilling fiction inspired by Asian legends and pop culture. He started the award-winning publishing studio Super Cool Books in 2011. His books include the YA thriller MAGICIENNE, co-authored with celebrity illusionist Ning Cai, and the story development guide IMAGINE ALL THIS: HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN STORIES. He is a local co-organiser for StoryCode Singapore, and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


Eric Tinsay Valles

TRANSLATIONS & PUBLISHING: The Singapore Experience
THE SINGAPORE STYLE: How Do You Define Singapore Literature?

Eric was nominated for the Singapore Literature Prize and won a Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing prize for poems in his second collection, After the Fall (dirges among ruins). His first poetry book was A World in Transit. He co-edited the Get Lucky anthology of Singapore and Filipino writings and Sg Poems 2015-2016. He has been featured in & Words, Reflecting on the Merlion, Southeast Asian Review of English, Routledge’s New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing and other journals. Eric is a director of the Poetry Festival (Singapore).


Faisal Ishak

Singapore Films - Making A Mark Regionally: Recommended for 16yo and above

Faisal has been directing and producing Malay films and TV content since the late 1990s, with highly-rated Malay TV drama series and film nominations locally and overseas. In recent years, he has been a senior-producer for several notable productions for Mediacorp's Suria, having directed both the series and the film Juvana, Aliff: Dalam 7 Dimensi and QADR, among others.


Falling Feathers

ALL OUT FOR ALL IN!: Lyrics for Youths by Youths

With a unique vocal quality that can be immediately recognised as his own, Falling Feathers' music not only consists of compulsive hooks and relatable narratives, but they envelope the conventional emotions of day-to-day experiences in an accessible way. His jovial personality can be felt through his music and no doubt puts a smile on the face of anyone who listens.


Farhan Shah

LUXURY WRITING: Of Brands and Writing: Recommended for 16yo and above
Feature Writing for Magazines: Recommended for 16yo and above

Farhan Shah, 31, is the editor of AUGUSTMAN (Singapore), the modern man’s lifestyle companion. Available online on augustman.com and offline as a monthly print journal, AUGUSTMAN is one of the most popular men’s content platforms in the region, with a franchise in Malaysia and previously Indonesia.


Gary Yang

WHERE THE ACTION IS: Sport Writing and Production

Gary Yang started his career as a suit at an advertising agency, followed by stints in Corporate Communications with Singapore Press Holdings and Asia Pacific Breweries, before joining the digital content team at Sport Singapore. He now makes a living by sniffing out sports news angles and occasionally presenting in front of the camera.


Geetha Creffield

WRITING SINGAPORE THEATRE: History, Struggles and Triumphs
ACSian Theatre Fringe: Supported by Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Geetha is the Head of department for ACJC’s English and Drama department. She is a postgraduate student reading for a second MA in Performance and Culture at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is working towards a PHD in Culture, Sociology and Performance. Geetha is the director of ACSian Theatre, a prize winning youth ensemble that travels extensively and performs across the world.


Gene Segarra Navera

Documenting the Undocumented: Recommended for 16yo and above
Developing Social Awareness Through Writing: Recommended for 16yo and above

Gene teaches rhetoric and composition courses at the Centre for English Language Communication of the National University of Singapore (NUS). He holds a PhD in English Language Studies from NUS and writes in the areas of political rhetoric, critical discourse studies, and metaphor studies.


Genevieve Wong

Poetry & Photography: Supported by Poetry Festival SG

Genevieve has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the City University of Hong Kong. Several of her stories have been published by The Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Math Paper Press. She was a runner-up in British Council’s Writing the City competition, judged by Madeleine Lee, for Travelweary, which has been inspired by her travels. In 2014, she co-edited a poetry book with Ethos Books, and won the ‘best of prose’ 2014 prize in Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. She also collated, wrote for and edited a commemorative SG50 book on 50 Years of English in Singapore Schools, which was launched in 2015.


Gerard Wong

WHERE THE ACTION IS: Sport Writing and Production

Gerard Wong is the former Sports Editor of TODAY. He is passionate about Singapore sports, and has been covering the local sports scene since 1996. He started out at The New Paper in 1996 before moving to The Straits Times in 2000. During his time there, he won the S.League’s Story of the Year Award in 2002. He was also the Singapore Sports School’s Communications manager from 2003 to 2007 before joining TODAY as its Sports Editor. Gerard is presently a senior manager in the Strategic Segment Development unit at MediaCorp, working on projects in the Men and Sports segments.


Grace Phua

MEET THE BOOKSTAGRAMMERS: Writing Book Reviews for Smaller Screens

Grace (@curiousbookreviewer) sees the world through curiosity-filtered lenses. She picks up books that stir up her innate curious cat and munches them before writing bite-sized reviews. Grace is currently pursuing BA(Hons) in English and Literature at SUSS while working full time as a web content creator.


Gwee Li Sui

Write for Kindness Workshops 2018: Poetry: Supported by the Singapore Kindness Movement (By invitation only)
Using Narrative Poetry to Develop Writing Skills

Dr Gwee Li Sui is a poet, a graphic novelist, and a literary critic. A familiar name in Singapore’s cultural scene, he has also edited several acclaimed literary anthologies and written and lectured on a range of subjects.


Herbert Sim

PRESS PLAY: Writing PR in Digital Asia: (Recommended for 16yo and above)

Herbert Sim is the founder of award-winning Asia’s High Fashion & Luxury Online Magazine - WardrobeTrendsFashion. The portal a.k.a. WTF, won the most coveted title of ‘Best Lifestyle Website’ GOLD award at 2015 Asian Digital Media Awards, jointly presented by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and Google. Herbert also contributes articles to Forbes and Huffington Post.

 

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