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Thu Mar 9 2017, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Marine Parade Public Library, 278 Marine Parade Road #01-02, Marine Parade, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: foopeiying

With great support and enthusiasm from the first AfterWords, we bring to you Writing as Resistance Part II. This time, we will be discussing the writing exercises by Clara Chow.

Missed the first session? Slides and exercises can be found this way:

What can an individual do in dark times; when one’s world is seemingly out of one’s control? Writing can be an act of resistance in such instances – a legitimate private response to outside forces. Come join us in a reading-cum-discussion of the strategies writers use to alter their own narratives and redefine the terms of their own lives: Allegory, satire, speculative fiction, among others. Along the way, you will explore, in a short writing exercise, something you’d like to change.

Don’t get mad. Get writing.

AfterWords will be held at Programme Zone, Level 2 of Marine Parade Library.

About the speaker/facilitator:

Clara Chow is the author of the short-story collection, Dream Storeys (2016). Her fiction has appeared in Asia Literary Review, CHA: An Asian Literary Journal, Drunken Boat, QLRS and The Columbia Journal. In 2015, she co-founded the art and literary journal This is the second of three AfterWords session which Clara will be facilitating.

The book which inspired this session:

“Years later, when my publisher at Ethos Books asked me what inspired me to write 'Payoh', I dug into my memory, all I could remember was this particular incident, being told that I had to pay interest on my overdue income tax when I was in financial straits. The officer was polite. She was merely pointing out the rules and regulations. I did not argue. Instead I sat down and wrote a book.” - Jim Tan, author of Payoh

Payoh by Jim Tan -