We have all heard of Creative Writing but what exactly is it? How do we
measure what creativity is? What constitutes creativity? Is it a mere vivid
description of characters and scenes? Or is there more? What is the X factor?
Why don’t you join us for this workshop and find out for yourself? Not from
us, of course, but from a bona fide writer, who has not only published seven
books but has also conducted writing workshops in Singapore and the UK.
Getting Started in Creative Writing
Saturday, 30 January, 1.00 – 4.00pm
The POD, Level 16, National Library Building
For writers only! If you enjoy putting words on a page for readership, join Josephine Chia in this exciting creative writing workshop. Josephine will demonstrate how important it is to understand the concept of writing for a reader as opposed to the personal outpourings in a diary or journal with actual writing exercises to stimulate creativity and the writing process.
Unfortunately, we can’t cater for a huge number for this hands-on workshop, so please make sure you are able to commit before registering at http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg ‘Experience Singapore Literature’. Do remember to bring along writing materials!
By the way, Josephine’s not new at ESL. She brought us on a journey of her background as a writer last August. Check out our archive of ‘Past Programmes-September 2009′. That’s right, it’s on the left margin of this page.
Josephine Chia writes both fiction and non-fiction and has published seven books. Her first literary break was when she was one of the winners of UK’s Ian St. James Awards in 1992 for her short story, Tropical Fever, which was subsequently published in an anthology by Harper Collins. Since then, Josephine has won several other literary prizes and is a member of UK’s Society of Authors and UK Society of Women Writers & Journalists. She lives in West Sussex, England. Find out more at www.josephinechia.com
Take a peek at Phine’s library and what she’s reading now.
What are you currently reading? I generally read a fiction and Non-fiction in the same period depending on my mood.
Current Fiction: David Lodge: A Deaf Sentence
Non-fiction: Bill Bryson: Shakespeare
How many books do you currently own? 1,000 books!! They are falling off my shelves and I am slowly getting rid of them.
Have you read them all? Yes! Some of them more than once.
What’s unique about your own library? Besides fiction, I read philosophy books, yoga and spiritual. Many of the books are also used for my teaching the respective subjects, Creative Writing, Yoga & Teaching English as a Second Language.
In the event of a fire (touch wood), what is/ are the book(s) that you will save? My Collins Millennium Dictionary & The Dalai Lama Book of Daily Meditations.
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