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Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab

All In! Young Writers Festival has been revamped to become Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab, a year-round programme consisting of talks, workshops and mentorships for writers between the ages of 13 and 25. 

Explore and develop your craft and love for writing at Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab. Organised by the Singapore Book Council, Open is a developmental platform for writers between 13 to 25 years old. Comprising talks, workshops and mentorships, the year-round programme spans across forms, genres and languages. Open focuses on various forms of writing, including creative writing, screenwriting, translation, and books review, and participants will delve into a wide range of genres such as science fiction, speculative fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and creative nonfiction.


10-WORD SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2019

For three weeks from 4 February 2019, a featured word was announced on the Singapore Book Council Facebook page, and young writers were invited to submit a short story consisting only 10 words, with one of the words being the featured word, throughout each week. This is a selection of the 3 weekly best and 11 runner-up entries to the competition. The 3 featured words were: Family, Open, Time.

24 June 2019, 10am to 5.30pm
25 June 2019, 10am to 5.30pm
26 June 2019, 10am to 1pm
10:00am – 1:00pm

Singapore Book Council Training Room

Programme Lineup

24

Jun

Mon

Flash Fiction: From Portfolio To Pitching

10am to 5.30pm

What goes on behind the scenes before writers pitch their stories? What ideas inspire them as writers and how do they decide what goes into their portfolio?

25

Jun

Tue

Flash Fiction: From Portfolio To Pitching

10am to 5.30pm

What goes on behind the scenes before writers pitch their stories? What ideas inspire them as writers and how do they decide what goes into their portfolio?

26

Jun

Wed

Flash Fiction: From Portfolio To Pitching

10am to 1pm

What goes on behind the scenes before writers pitch their stories? What ideas inspire them as writers and how do they decide what goes into their portfolio?