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9th March 2016 / Lifestyle / Media / Music

Unleash creative juices at All In! Young Writers Festival

By: Sara Jane Ong

Being a writer is tough, whether you’re writing for games, songs, books, or even the web. Sometimes, you get writer’s block, and get frustrated to work on your projects and be stuck somewhere because you’ve lost all inspiration and ideas. Other times, you have a brilliant piece of work, but no platform to show your pieces.

For all you youth writers, here’s your chance to meet industry experts and key players in Asia-Pacific in various writing fields who can help you advance in your (future) careers. There will be conferences and seminars by notable authors and journalists, and even performances, workshops, book launches and film screenings that you can check out to inspire you in your future works.

Here are some of the events that we recommend you to attend during the festival to get inspired in your writing, music or artistic journey.

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REVEALING STORIES AS THEY ARE TOLD: NEWS EVENTS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

If you’re looking to become a journalist in the future but are still feeling unsure about your decision, let these seasoned journalists share their experiences with you so that you can make an informed choice. Suzanne Jung, an ex-CNA journalist and Manfred Rist from NZZ will be sharing about the favourite stories they’ve covered during their career and the impact the publishing industry has made on them and others.

Time: 11:15am
Date: Saturday, 12 March 2016
Venue: Imagination Room, Level 5

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IN THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE: SELECTED WINNERS OF THE 2015 NATIONAL YOUTH FILM AWARDS

Remember our inaugural National Youth Film Awards? Meet NYFA nominees Annette Lee and Jonathan Choo, who will be sharing about their experiences and tips on how to create impactful films so you can get some inspiration for your next film! Annette’s film, Graduation, won Best Production Design at the Singapore Short Film Awards and NYFA, and two of Jonathan’s films, Stroll and Hero was nominated for awards during NYFA.

Time: 12:30pm
Date: Saturday, 12 March 2016
Venue: Possibility Room, Level 5

369-unleash-creative-juices-at-all-in-young-writers-festival-2Fu47Laila Lu (Image taken from Popspoken)

STRIKE THE PROSE: FASHION, TRAVEL AND SPECIAL INTEREST BLOGGING

With the rise of popular bloggers such as Ladyironchef, more youths are gaining interest in starting their own blogs and maybe earning money from them. If you’re an aspiring blogger who wants to learn how to sell your content, learn from bloggers Laila Lu and Jemimah Wei as they share some tips.

Time: 1pm
Date: Saturday, 12 March 2016
Venue: Visitors’ Briefing Room, Level 1

369-unleash-creative-juices-at-all-in-young-writers-festival-a6W0LJamie Uy (Image taken from Germ Magazine)

GETTING YOUR WORK OUT THERE: PANEL OF YOUNG WRITERS, ARTISTS AND TRANSLATORS

You’re starting out on your writing journey, but don’t know where to start. Five student writers from international online literary and art magazine Parallel Ink can help you out with them. During the panel discussion with them, they will tell you how you can be involved with online magazines to publish your work and develop your craft.

Time: 2pm
Date: Saturday, 12 March 2016
Venue: Visitors’ Briefing Room, Level 1

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THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG: WRITING THE LYRICS OF THE SOUL

If you’re a musician looking to get your songs into the scene, you can find out how to write songs to make a hit among your target audiences from other local musicians like Desmond Moey, bittymacbeth, Lewis Loh and Anise. They will be discussion about how song can be used for social change and how they are reshaping society these days.

Time: 5pm
Date: Saturday, 12 March 2016
Venue: Possibility Room, Level 5

369-unleash-creative-juices-at-all-in-young-writers-festival-qW5GfToiya Kristen Finley (Image taken from Creative Writing Career)

GAME WRITING: BUILDING WORLDS OF STORIES

Understand the gaming industry and know more about how to develop storylines for online and mobile games from Toiya Kristen Finley, the executive board member of the International Game Developers Association. Under her guidance, you can try writing the first few pages of your gaming pitch, which can be developed and pitched to a gaming studio!

Time: 10am
Date: Sunday, 13 March 2016
Venue: Possibility Room, Level 5

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FICTION WRITING – SHORT STORIES: DEVELOPING STORIES THROUGH UNCONVENTIONAL STIMULUS

You may think that writing short stories is easy, but can you complete one is just three hours? This hands-on session featuring Don Bosco, the founder of publishing company Super Cool Books, will help you how to create effective and impactful short stories through witty methods.

Time: 2pm
Date: Sunday, 13 March 2016
Venue: Possibility Room, Level 5

All In! Young Writers Festival will take place at the National Library Building on 12 and 13 March 2016. You can register for the various events at all-in.bookcouncil.sg/2016/page/register-2016. The full day pass on 12 March costs $40, and the workshops on 13 March cost $30.

For more information about All In! Young Writer Festival, go to www.all-in.bookcouncil.sg. You can also follow the event on Facebook


Posted at 6:45 pm
Tags: All In! Young Writers Festival, NYFA

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