Bridging the gap between text and technology, Sing Lit Station presents an online masterclass series, Zoom A Writer. The Zoom A Writer series gets you up close and personal with poetry, fiction and literary practice in Singapore. Learn about various facets of creative writing from Singapore's leading writers while baring your soul in the privacy of your own home.
Our first wave of masterclasses is focused on the craft of poetry and consists of:
- Protest/Poetry with Jennifer Anne Champion
- Humour in Poetry with Stephanie Dogfoot Chan
- Writing about the Body with Jollin Tan
About the masterclasses:
Jennifer Anne Champion | 'Protest/Poetry' | 20th August, 7.30PM - 10.30PM
A multi-disciplinary journey into poetry as a socio-cultural and civic activity; this masterclass with Jennifer Anne Champion touches on contemporary work, both local and international. Learn strategies of witnessing and resisting, using poetry as a tool for expression and social commentary.
Stephanie Dogfoot Chan | 'Humour in Poetry' | 25th August, 7.30PM - 10.30PM
How do you write a funny poem?
Are some people born funny or is it something you can train for?
How do you make people laugh without offending someone?
Can funny poems also be serious?
How can you tell if your poem is satire or an unfunny rant?
In this masterclass, join poet and stand up comic Stephanie Dogfoot to explore these issues, discuss the uses of humour and satire in poetry. You will also learn different techniques for writing jokes and injecting humour into your own writing, and try your hand at writing a funny poem.
Jollin Tan | 'Writing About the Body' | 27th August, 7.30PM - 10.30PM
Writing About the Body examines the ways poetry and other kinds of writing can change our relationship with our body and how we see it. Body image is one of the most common issues that young people relate to, and most of us never quite leave behind a certain sense of shame or hyperconsciousness about our body. Writing is a big part of processing such thought processes, and of illuminating the shame, confusion, or hurt that might form a big part of this relationship.
This three-hour masterclass aims to unpack the different ways that one can write about their body, and body image issues. In doing so, it seeks to observe how poetry about such a personal matter might begin, be edited, and even evolve into other forms of writing. Amidst these, this masterclass is also an exploration of how the language we use and ways we shape that language can also work in reverse to guide the understandings we have about something so personal and intimate. If you write about your relationship to your body, no matter how complex it might be, then you might just like to enter the chat!
To purchase a single-class ticket ticket for each individual class, please click here:
Jennifer Anne Champion | 'Protest/Poetry
Stephanie Dogfoot Chan | 'Humour in Poetry'
Jollin Tan | 'Writing About the Body'
Only valid student concession passes will be allowed for the purchase of student admission tickets.