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A PICTURE THAT WAS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

A PICTURE THAT WAS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS [31 Dec 2018]

By Wee Li Shyen Diploma in Creative Writing for Television & New Media Singapore Polytechnic A photo of Sun Yat Sen in his family home was the inspiration for Tjio Kayloe’s first book (Photo of Tjio Kayloe by Wee Li Shyen) An aged photo sparked one man’s inspiration and kicked off a five-year journey… Details

CREATING COMMUNITIES THROUGH WRITING

CREATING COMMUNITIES THROUGH WRITING [31 Dec 2018]

By Raine Koh Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Poet Theophilus Kwek grew up in a family of doctors but prefers to give back to the community via his writing. (Photo credit: Raine Koh) Theophilus Kwek has come a long way from when he first discovered his passion for writing. He… Details

THE MAKINGS OF A SINGAPOREAN WRITER

THE MAKINGS OF A SINGAPOREAN WRITER [31 Dec 2018]

By Hidayah Iskandar Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Tan Hwee Hwee’s novels have brought her accolades but fiction writing is on hold for now because she says the process make her feel so lonely. (Photo credit: Hidayah Iskandar) Novelist, journalist, editor, copywriter. As… Details

SINGAPOREAN WRITING FLAVOUR

SINGAPOREAN WRITING FLAVOUR [31 Dec 2018]

By Tan Shi Qin Diploma in Creative Writing for Television and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Award-winning author, Suchen Christine Lim. (Photo Credit: Kelly Hui Wen Ting) Award-winning author Suchen Christine Lim believes that the key to encouraging Singaporeans to pick up a Singapore novel lies in giving them the… Details

BREAKING AWAY FROM EMILY

BREAKING AWAY FROM EMILY [31 Dec 2018]

By Caitlin Ong Diploma in Creative Writing for Television and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Stella Kon, 74, prepares to set the stage alight one last time, before passing the pen onto the new generation. (Photo Credit: Caitlin Ong) From Malaysia to Scotland, Hawaii to Singapore, Stella Kon’s one-woman play,… Details

THE ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER OF SONNY LIEW

THE ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER OF SONNY LIEW [31 Dec 2018]

By Lim Jun Rong Terence Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Sonny Liew didn’t expect The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye to be so well received internationally. (Photo credit: Terence Lim) Like many of us have done at some point in our childhood, Sonny Liew, too, loved to copy… Details

S. RAOUL – ENIGMATIC GENIUS, CONVENIENT SCAPEGOAT

S. RAOUL – ENIGMATIC GENIUS, CONVENIENT SCAPEGOAT [31 Dec 2018]

By Quan Hui Lin, Joey Diploma in Creative Writing for Television and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Being ‘S Raoul’ gave Shubigi Rao access to the art world she would not have had as a woman. (Photo Credit: Joey Quan) The witty and charming Shubigi Rao is a fan of 10-year projects, such as Pulp –… Details

A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO KEEP WRITING

A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO KEEP WRITING [31 Dec 2018]

By Celine Tan Shi Tong Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic A Field Guide to Supermarkets in Singapore by Samuel Lee is his debut collection and won the prestigious Singapore Literature Prize 2018 – English Poetry. (Photo credit: Celine Tan) It’s been a dream debut for… Details

TOUCHING LIVES WITH STORYTELLING

TOUCHING LIVES WITH STORYTELLING [31 Dec 2018]

By Judith Toh Qing Mei Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Roger Jenkins’ love for storytelling started 20 years ago. Today, he tells stories in schools and even workplaces around Singapore and Southeast Asia. (Photo credit: Judith Toh) Considered to be one of the best… Details

FOR THE LOVE OF FACTS [31 Dec 2018]

By Simran Devdas Sawlani Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Peh Shing Huei is an award-winning and bestselling author but he has a major problem on his hands as far as his local audience is concerned. “We do read, but we don’t read enough. Period. Regardless of… Details