A series of workshops and a talk for reviewing your poetry, short stories, and translation pieces for submission to the Golden Point Award 2023.

The $8 registration fee for these programmes can be used to offset part of your submission fee to the Golden Point Award 2023.


GPA Presents: Luah Resa Puisi Bersama Khairool Haque

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Time: 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm (1.5hrs)

Format: Online via Zoom

Ikuti pemenang Anugerah Pena Emas 2009 bagi puisi, Muhammad Khairool Haque yang akan berkongsi tentang cara menyusun puisi-puisi yang bertaut untuk suatu kumpulan karya, pendekatan para penyair dalam berpuisi dan penyuntingan karya yang berkesan. Bengkel singkat ini bertujuan untuk mendedahkan cara menghasilkan kumpulan karya yang kohesif merangkumi bentuk dan inti yang bersepadu pati demi memaut pembaca melalui puisi-puisi yang menggugah akal dan budi.

Follow the winner of the 2009 Golden Point Award for Poetry Muhammad Khairool Haque as he shares how to organize linked poems for a body of work, poets' approaches to poetry, and effective editing. This short workshop aims to reveal how to produce a cohesive group of works that includes form and essence that are integrated in order to connect the reader through poems that evoke reason and wisdom.

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GPA Presents: Translating Short Fiction with Yeo Wei Wei 

Date: Thursday, 18 May 2023

Time: 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm (2.5hrs)

Format: Online via Zoom

In this workshop, translator Yeo Wei Wei will delve into the art of translating short stories. What makes translating texts of this genre different from poetry and novels? You will explore the limits of translation, be guided on the creative potential of overcoming those limits and learn how to create a piece that will engage the English reader while retaining the voice of the source-language text. 

The workshop is open to all, regardless of the source language of your text. The target language is English.

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GPA Presents: Bercerita Dengan Cerita Bersama Khairool Haque 

Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023

Time: 9.30 am to 11.00 am (1.5hrs)

Format: Online via Zoom

Ikuti Muhammad Khairool Haque yang akan berkongsi tentang cara membina cerita yang padu melalui ideologi dan pemikiran dalam cerita, gaya bahasa yang indah lagi berkesan dan penceritaan yang lancar. Bengkel singkat ini bertujuan untuk mendedahkan teknik dan strategi yang telah digunakan para penulis mapan dalam menghasilkan cerpen yang memaut para pembaca melalui cerita yang bercerita.

Follow Muhammad Khairool Haque as he shares how to build a cohesive story through ideology and thought within the story, in a beautiful and effective style of language and smooth storytelling. This short workshop aims to reveal the techniques and strategies that established writers have used to produce short stories that engage readers through stories that tell a story.

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GPA Presents: Poetry with Daryl Lim Wei Jie

Date: Sunday, 21 May 2023

Time: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (2hrs)

Format: In-person @ SBC

What makes a strong collection of poems?

In this two hour-long workshop, poet Daryl Lim Wei Jie will give you advice on how to select a series of poems for submission; how to curate the sequence of the poems, how to strengthen the thematic strands of the collection, how to appropriately pare down the poems to their elemental cores, and have a reader or judging panel in mind. Daryl will sharpen your sensibilities of what it means to seriously consider a collection of poems for submission to prizes, working together as parts of a coherent whole. In doing so, this workshop hopes to provide you with more confidence and a better sense of what judges are looking for when considering your work and poetic voice.

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GPA Presents: What to Translate? with Shelly Bryant

Date: Sunday, 21 May 2023

Time: 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm (1.5hrs)

Format: In-person @ SBC

Join renowned literary translator and managing director of Tender Leaves Translation to gain insights into the workings of the translation sector. Get tips on how to select a suitable piece for translation and how you could approach the copyright holder for permissions.

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GPA Presents: 诗歌下的最后一笔  NOT the last WORDs

Date: Monday, 29 May 2023

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm (1.5hrs)

Format: Online via Zoom

在1.5 小时的工作坊中,新加坡文学奖和金笔奖诗歌得主周德成将引领参与者,探讨在参赛诗歌创作最后阶段,如何选择、取舍和拼合诗歌、建构组诗主题框架、编辑诗歌顺序、在炫技和平庸中取得平衡、调整删减文字、增强自己的声音和论述,以组成完成度更高的组诗作品,吸引评审和读者。工作坊将结合历届得奖文本讲解。

In this 1.5-hour long workshop, Singapore Literature Prize and Golden Point Award-winning poet Chow Teck Seng will engage GPA participants in topics they are interested in before submitting their Chinese-language poetry entries.

How to select, rid of, and combine poems in the final stages of competitive poetry creation? Do you need to construct a thematic framework for a group of poems? How do you edit the order of the poems, strike a balance between an over- or underuse of techniques, adjust and trim the text, enhance one's own voice and narrative, in order to compose a set of a more coherent and effective sequence of poems that will attract judges and readers?

The workshop will incorporate the analysis of poetry texts from past GPA winners.

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GPA Presents: 为小说上最后一层漆  Final Coat of Paint for your Story

Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Time: 7:30 pm - 9 pm (1.5hrs)

Format: Online via Zoom

在1.5 小时的工作坊中,请跟随多年担任小说比赛评审的小说研究者/写作人周德成的脚步,分享三种不同优秀小说的形态,作为小说修订时的参照。从中, 他也将分享如何结合意识形态于不同小说元素、语言风格以及叙事(含叙述角度的选择),来构建一个有趣、有深度或富魅力的故事。在现代的小说审美中,我们需要强化或削弱故事性、人物和语言吗?


In this 1.5-hour workshop, writer/academic Chow Teck Seng, who has served as a judge for literary competitions for many years will share three different stylistic forms of short stories, as references for the participants’ own revision of their fiction manuscripts before submission for competitions. From there, he will also highlight how one may combine ideologies and master narratives with the different elements of the novel, vary perspectives, infuse or emphasise one’s language style, and pay attention to narration to revise the manuscript into an interesting or thought-provoking work. In modern fiction aesthetics, should we strengthen or deconstruct fiction’s elements such as the story, characters, and language?

The workshop will incorporate the analysis of fiction texts or story frameworks.

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Cancellation Policy

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed 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 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 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.

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

Please note there is no lift to the venue.