Catalyst: releasing new writing

By Verena Tay

16 May 2015 (Sat)
1.30pm - 4.30pm

Level 5, Imagination Room
National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
MAP |

Course Fee: $50.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.50

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This course is eligible for NAC's Capability Development Grant.

*Fees stated are exclusive of NAC support via the Capability Development grant of up to 70%. Subsidy amount is subjected to individual grant application and NAC’s approval.

To apply, please visit https://www.nac.gov.sg/grants-schemes/grants/capability-development. The application deadline for this course is 15 February  2015.

Synopsis

Wanting to write, but not sure how to start? Stuck in a rut where your writing is concerned? In short, wondering where your creativity has disappeared to or whether you had any creativity in the first place?

Relax! Catalyst is here to inspire you! Established local theatre actor, director and writer Verena Tay will help you perceive the world around you and the objects that surround you in a new fashion so as to fuel your creativity and give impetus to new writing. Whether you are a new or seasoned writer, Catalyst will stimulate your senses and spur you to write text infused with unexpected textures to grab the imagination of your readers.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Learn the process of drawing inspiration from the environment and objects found around oneself to write creatively
  • Write creatively based on your inspirations
  • Receive feedback on how you can further develop what you have written during the workshop

About the trainer: Verena Tay

Verena Tay

Verena Tay (www.verenatay.com) is a writer, editor, storyteller and theatre practitioner. She has published a short story collection, Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light (2012), and three play collections: In the Company of Women (2004), In the Company of Heroes (2011) and Victimology (2011). She has also edited nine fiction anthologies, including the popular Balik Kampung series published by Math Paper Press. An Honorary Fellow at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa (Aug–Nov 2007), she holds three Masters degrees in English Literature, Voice Studies and Creative Writing. She is currently working on her first novel.

Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 10 – 25 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation of workshop, two weeks before the workshop date.

All ALAP workshops serve tea-breaks and provide course handouts.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances ( E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.