Past Writing Courses

May ’09
11

Editing Essentials

In this workshop, editorial novices and veterans pit their wits against a comprehensive test of editorial competence set at international levels and incorporating features of tests set by publishing houses and media firms. Details
Mar ’09
7

Words, Pictures, Story!

This highly interactive workshop ensures that participants will have the opportunity to explore the Words, Picture, Story! (WPS) writing templates and achieve a hands-on and active understanding of WPS. Details
Nov ’08
19-21

Creating Graphic Novels

This workshop will examine the basic techniques and concepts of graphic novel creation. We will study the mechanisms of the narrative image sequence, and how the comic form may be used to communicate character, events, and mood. Details
Oct 23 – Dec 9

Write To Publish

If you have the wish to publish and the will to write, Write to Publish will help you find the way to succeed. Details
Jul ’08
4

Contracts and Rights for Writers

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of contract law. Participants will also learn to understand and identify the different rights that exist in publishing and the relevant clauses in publishing contracts. Details
Jun ’08
27-28

The Essentials of Proofing and Editing

This 2-day workshop will explore ways to edit journalistic and academic writing through presentations, practical examples/exercises on writing, editing and critiquing. This hands-on workshop is targeted at beginners at print editing and reporting. Details
Jun ’08
21

Writing the Self: Memoir Writing II

A good memoir captures and frames fascinating moments and experiences in our lives. This participatory workshop, made lively with discussion, examples and group sharing, will help you write good and readable memoirs. Details
Apr ’08
24-25

Features Writing

A very focused workshop to get participants started in writing different kinds of feature articles and to inform participants on what is expected of a features writer in terms of conduct and etiquette. Details
Mar ’08
8

Creative Writing

In this one day creative writing workshop, we will focus on developing skills through theme based activities which help boost writer’s confidence in their ability to write and express themselves in words. Details
Nov ’07
30

Writing Memorable Memoirs

This workshop aims to help you write good and readable memoirs. It will give you the feel of good memoir and guide you from idea organizing and initial planning, through some actual writing, and ends with some practical tips on getting your memoirs published. Details
Jul ’07
14

Co-creating Stories with Your Autistic Child

Many often struggle to interest autistic children (particularly those with poor language skills) in conventional storybooks. In this interac- tive workshop, participants will learn how to integrate their language learning objectives and their children’s interests and routines to co-create storybooks. Details
Jun ’07
9

Helping Children Write Their Own Simple Books

By helping children create their own books, we enhance children’s reading and writing skills, build their knowledge of the world, and increase their love for books and other reading materials Details
Mar ’07
12

Writing Reviews

The trainer will share the general principles and theoretical framework of review writing, highlight and discuss elements that make up a review, and discuss how to develop an angle for a review and introduction to different perspectives for a review. Details
Jun ’06
10

Writing & Illustrating for Children’s Books

The workshop leader will focus on the actual writing of picture books and how illustrators and writers work – or more often do not work – together; the mechanics of manuscript preparation; and the essential literary and emotional qualities which turn books into classics. Details