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21 – 22 January 2011 (Fri – Sat)

Geylang East Public Library
50 Geylang East Avenue 1
Singapore 389777

Course Fee: $60.00

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The National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS), with the support of National Library Board (NLB) and Singapore Association of Writers is organising a Creative Writing Workshop (in Mandarin). Ms Yew Chin, a well known author, will be conducting the workshop.


This workshop aims to broaden the participants’ powers of observation, imagination, and language skills. The main focus will be on developing skills through theme based activities which will help to boost the writer’s confidence and their ability to write and express themselves clearly and creatively. 


1) The Format that Fits
2) Ideas Development
3) Writing with Passion


For aspiring writers - poets, novelists, screenplay writers and anyone interested in the art of writing and the usage of Chinese expressions.

About the Trainer: Yew Chin

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Yew Chin, who is better known by her pseudonym You Jin, is a highly experienced writer. She is a voracious reader of Chinese literature. She submitted her first literary work, I Wish to Be a Fairy Tale Writer, at the age of 11, to a Singapore Chinese-language newspaper, which subsequently published it. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree (first-class honours) from the Nanyang University’s Chinese and Literature Department in 1973. She started work at the National Library. After three years as a librarian she became a journalist and later an editor at Nanyang Siang Bao, a Singapore Chinese-language daily newspaper. In the 1980s, she embarked on a new career as a teacher, teaching at a secondary school and subsequently in a junior college. She is presently a freelance writer. Though she has been a librarian, journalist and a teacher, it is in the literary arts where she has achieved her greatest acclaim and fame.

Registration Details

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.