Mechanics in writing Sci-Fi ( For ages 11 - 19)

By Hassan Hasaa’Ree Ali

22 August 2015 (Sat)
2.30pm - 5.30pm

Tutorial Room 6
Singapore Training & Development Association (STADA)
LTC Building D, #06-01
16 Arumugam Road, Singapore 409961


Course Fee: $30.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.00

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Science Fiction is a genre with infinite boundaries where anything can happen in the story. 

In this workshop, budding Science Fiction writers ( aged 11 - 19 years old) will be guided on the mechanics of writing  a good story. A good story is dependent on:

  • Memorable characters
  • Vivid setting/world
  • Plausible plots

The workshop will cover topics ranging from basic concepts and approaches, creation of 'worlds', the hero’s  journey and story creation. 

Participants will start work on a rough draft and receive feedback from 2011, 2007 Golden Point Award winner Hassan Hasaa’Ree Ali who will guide you through the steps in this 3 hour workshop.

About the trainer: Hassan Hasaa’Ree Ali

Hassan Hasaa’Ree Ali

Hassan Hasaa’Ree Ali, is the author of 'Selamat Malam Caesar'(Goodnight Caesar), his first short story collection which was also shortlisted for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize ( SLP).

He won the 3rd prize in the 2007  Golden Point Award  in the Malay Short Story with his short-story 'Amnesia' and the 1st prize in the  2011 Golden Point Award Malay Short Story category with a piece entitled 'Homeostasis'. He came in 1st for Sayembara Nokhta Putih with his Sci-Fi short story 'Souvenir Dari Angkasa Lepas'.

In June 2012  Hassan attended the Iowa Summer writing festival in the United States.

Hassan also graduated from the National Arts Council Mentor Access Project under the guidance of Singaporean writer Mr Anuar Othman.

Registration Details

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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.

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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.

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