Pivot:how point of view changes your story

By Verena Tay

1 August 2015 (Sat)
10am - 1pm

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


Course Fee: $50.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.50

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Deciding the point of view (e.g. use of first/second/third person, involved vs. omniscient vs. detached style of narration) for what you want to write can often be hard. If you have struggled with such issues, then Pivot can help you ease the process. This workshop will clarify the different types of narrative perspective that are possible as well as give pointers on how to choose the form most appropriate for your fictional/non-fictional story.

This workshop is open to writers aged 16 and above who are fluent in English, and who are new or seasoned writers of fiction/non-fiction.

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.

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