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From Life to Writing: Explore Creative Non-fiction, Including Travel Writing, Memoir and the Persona

By Darryl Whetter

26 January 2019 (Sat)
9:30am – 12:30pm

Singapore Book Council Training Room
Singapore Book Council Training Room
90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32
Goodman Arts Centre
Singapore 439053

Course Fee: $70.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $3.74

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This 3-hour masterclass explores the fundamentals of creative non-fiction [CNF]. Creative non-fiction includes memoir, the personal essay (aka ‘the lyric essay’), travel writing, reportage, comic writing, narrative history, research narratives and other sub-genres. This course provides beginners an introduction to the fascinating possibilities (both artistic and commercial) of creative non-fiction. While poetry, fiction and stage theatre are admirably vibrant here in Singapore, CNF is currently not as popular here in Singapore as it is in other English-language literary markets and cultures.

About the Trainer: Darryl Whetter

Darryl Whetter

Dr. Darryl Whetter is the inaugural director of the first Creative Writing MA in Singapore and Southeast Asia (at LASALLE College of the Arts). He is the author of three books of fiction and two poetry collections. In his native Canada, his debut collection of stories was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2003 and, Origins, his first poetry collection, received a starred review in Quill & Quire. His scholarly articles on literature and Creative Writing pedagogy have been published by Routledge, the National Poetry Foundation (US), and Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, etc.

Registration Details

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Please provide your membership number and workshop title to [email protected] for the discount code before online registration.

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.