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Write Your Memoir Now

By Melissa De Silva

17 August 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: $80.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.99

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This introductory workshop is specially designed for beginners by Singapore Literature Prize-winning writer Melissa De Silva.

You will learn why the memoir genre has been soaring in popularity recently. You will also explore the difference between memoir, autobiography and journaling; and why everyday people can and should write their own rich life stories.

Writing will be the main focus of this workshop, as you are led in a series of gentle exercises that tap into your life experiences. Learn the techniques of how to shape your life experiences into vivid and memorable narratives for the reader.

You are invited to bring along 2-3 photos from any point of your life for some writing exercises, if you are comfortable doing so.

About the Trainer: Melissa De Silva

Melissa De Silva

Melissa De Silva is the author of "Others is Not a Race", about Eurasians in Singapore. It was awarded the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize in the creative non-fiction category. Her fiction has been published in Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction.

Headshot credit: William Tham

Registration Details

Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members

Kinokuniya Privilege card members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee.
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.