Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop

Alohomora! Create Your Own Fairy Tale

Organised by: Singapore Book Council
  • Date:
    19 Jan 2019
  • Time:
    9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Venue:
    Singapore Book Council, Training Room, Goodman Arts Centre
    Singapore Book Council, Training Room, Goodman Arts CentreSingapore Book Council, Training Room, Goodman Arts Centre
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What if you can get the magical power to turn anything in life into fairy tales?

Yolanda's A Giant's three wishes was featured at Singapore Writers' Festival 2015. The story examines an office worker's life in the city of Singapore, through magical and satirical lenses of fairy tale, deconstructing the seriousness of adulthood in the urban ecosystem and inviting reader into a fantastical story of pursuit of wealth and lose of identity.

Through sharing her experience writing fairy tales and other short stories and introducing snippets from various classical pieces and modern works, Yolanda will take a methodological step-by-step approach, to help you unleash your creative power, and construct a fantastical world with your own pen. You will learn to convert ordinary settings into a fairyland, utilize one of the common plot structures, design characters of different types, and have a big repository of motif and magics at your disposal. Drawing on the same principles we can write fairy tale for children, young adults, adults... simply what you make it to be.

The class will be filled with fun, magic, and a lot of writing. What are you waiting for?

Alohomora! We shall open the lock that has been guarding your creativity.