ALL IN FOR YOUNG WRITERS

Published on 7 March 2017

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By: Melanie Lee

The All In! Young Writers Festival 2017 promises a packed programme of talks and workshops by writing mentors and industry players in publishing, broadcasting, blogging, creative writing, screenwriting, and journalism among others. If you love writing and are between the ages of 13 and 25, this is the perfect event to explore the many possibilities of a writing career! Here are a few we wish we were young enough to attend:

The Art & Science of Science Fiction

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Local science fiction authors Otto Fong, JF Koh and Hassan Hasaa’Ree Ali share what’s happening in the world of science fiction and why there are more Asian writers venturing into this genre.

The Role of Humour in Plays

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Acclaimed playwrights Haresh Sharma and Alfian Sa’at talk about why they incorporate humour into their socially-conscious plays. Learn from these local theatre legends on how to amuse audiences while getting them to think about heavier social issues.

What To Do with Rejection

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A realistic session by author Joyce Chng on how to deal with not being accepted by publishers, editors or agents, and moving on from the closed doors. Real-life experiences will be shared, along with plenty of encouragement.

Digital Journalism: The Coming of Age

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Nicholas Yong, Senior Correspondent at Yahoo Singapore, and Diane Leow, Digital Producer with Channel NewsAsia, bring you through the challenges and opportunities of this unique publishing platform.

Writing in the Clouds: Cloud-based e-Writing Platforms for Young Writers

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Discover the possibilities of e-book publishing from Rakuten’s Haruna Tanaka, who will be bringing participants through the Kobo Writing Life tool. Learn the basics of self-publishing and getting one’s writing ready for this fast-growing global market.

The All In! Young Writers Media Festival 2017 will take place at *SCAPE from 10-12 March 2017. Click here for more information.

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