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CREATING STORIES THROUGH THE YEARS

CREATING STORIES THROUGH THE YEARS [31 Dec 2018]

By Danica Kelly James Diploma in Creative Writing for Television and New Media Singapore Polytechnic As a child, she was destructive, picking fights at the playground and breaking other kids’ toys. Who would have thought that she would find a way to turn her violent tendencies into creative stories? Nuraliah… Details

SPEAKING UP FOR THE UNSPOKEN [31 Dec 2018]

By Jolene Lee Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Winning the prestigious Singapore Literature Prize in 2008 for his first collection Last Boy was a dream debut for Ng Yi-Sheng, but he also had to contend with the criticism that came hand in hand with the honour. Yi-Sheng reveals… Details

UNDERSTANDING ‘OTHERS’ [27 Dec 2018]

by Tan Swee Yin Diploma in Creative Writing for Television and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Egyptians insist author Melissa De Silva is one of them; in Thailand she is mistaken for a local; and Indians are confused – is she the same race as them? The writer, 40, recently published a book to offer a small… Details

WRITING TOMORROW

WRITING TOMORROW [22 Dec 2018]

By Syadiyah Adlina Binte Suhaimi Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Singaporean author and Literature teacher doesn’t believe AI can replace human poets (Photo credit: Syadiyah Adlina Binte Suhaimi) Netflix killed the DVD and video rental industry. Dropbox and Google Drive… Details

THE FATHER-DAUGHTER DUO WRITING FOR SINGAPORE’S FUTURE

THE FATHER-DAUGHTER DUO WRITING FOR SINGAPORE’S FUTURE [19 Dec 2018]

By Zoey Chow Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Following the success of The Leader, The Teacher, and You, Mr Lim Siong Guan (second from left) and Ms Joanne Lim (far right) with special guests at the launch of the Chinese version of their book Winning with Honour (Source: Joanne… Details

BEARING THE TORCH FOR SINGAPORE LITERATURE [17 Dec 2018]

By Nah Damien Diploma in Creative Writing for Television and New Media Singapore Polytechnic To say that Joshua Ip is a busy man is a bit of an understatement. Besides having a full-time job, the 36-year-old is the co-winner of the Singapore Literature Prize in 2014 for English Poetry for his collection of poems… Details

FROM KAMPONG STORYTELLER TO AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR

FROM KAMPONG STORYTELLER TO AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR [15 Dec 2018]

By Hazirah Nurfitrah Binte Mohamed Hanifar Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Josephine Chia with her award-winning book Kampong Spirit: Gotong Royong. Her childhood in Potong Pasir inspired her to become a storyteller. (Photo credit: Hazirah Nurfitrah Binte Mohamed Hanifar) You… Details

GIVING VOICE TO INDIAN SINGAPOREANS IN FICTION

GIVING VOICE TO INDIAN SINGAPOREANS IN FICTION [9 Dec 2018]

By Tai Jia Xuan Diploma in Creative Writing for Television and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Jennani Durai’s first fiction book, Regrettable Things that Happened Yesterday, was shortlisted for the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize. (Photo by Saraswathy D/O Kumaran) Growing up in Singapore, it never struck… Details

GIVING VOICE THROUGH HER WORDS [5 Dec 2018]

By Marianne Charmaine Ng Pui Shuet Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Author Euginia Tan remembers that her first foray into writing as a teen bored her to tears. She was helping her mother translate an interview of a local actress, and words to her back then were just a… Details

THE ANTI-ART AUTHOR

THE ANTI-ART AUTHOR [2 Dec 2018]

By Althea Duncombe Diploma in Creative Writing for Television and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Desmond Kon Zhicheng- Mingdé is an avid lover of words and poetry. (Photo Credit: Althea Duncombe) Fourteen years ago, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé wrote down three wishes on a napkin with some friends. One… Details