Friday, March 2, 2018

100 WRITERS _____ Ready for All In! 2018. Here's my schedule. Plus, I’ll be on radio to talk about this event, join us

NOTE: This post is part of my 100 WRITERS project.

It’s almost time for the All In! Young Writers Festival 2018. This is an annual conference for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25, filled with lost of opportunities to interact with potential mentors and industry advisors in many areas, from publishing to broadcasting, screenwriting to journalism, and more.

This year, it'll be happening 16-18 March at SCAPE Level 5. It's organised by the Singapore Book Council. Full schedule and ticketing info here.

I’ll be at this fun event to meet and chat with young writers, and you can catch me in action at two sessions:

THE SINGAPORE STYLE: How Do You Define Singapore Literature?
18 March, 2.00pm-3.00pm, TreeTop A
Don Bosco Josephine Chia Rosemarie Somaiah 
Moderator: Eric Tinsay Valles
From short stories to poems to novels, Singaporean authors are getting noticed in the international scene for their own brand of writing. What makes Singaporean literature Singaporean, and what cements its grip on the regional and international scene?

MYSTERIES DEBUNKED: Writing Mysteries for Targeted Audiences
18 March, 4.00pm-5.00pm, Gallery
Alice Clark-Platts Elodie Kyra 
Moderator: Don Bosco
Meet authors of mystery novels and series and discover what skills you need to have to figure out this genre of creative writing.

If you do visit the festival bookstore, you can pick up my books for teen and older readers: MAGICIENNE, a YA thriller which I co-authored with celebrity illusionist Ning Cai (book details and excerpt here), and IMAGINE ALL THIS: HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN STORIES, which is exactly what the title says it is, book details and a few chapter excerpts here.

Adding to all this excitement, I’ll be on radio to talk about this year's festival, this Tuesday 6 March, interviewed by veteran video producer Susan Ng on 938NOW, one hour from 9 to 10 PM.

So tune in, turn up, and let’s have fun! See you all real soon. I wish you lots of happy writing.

— D

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Read some of my earlier All In! posts:

100 WRITERS _____ See you at the All In! Young Writers Festival 2017, here's a post about my favourite software for writing novels

100 WRITERS _____ Look out for the All In! Snack Fiction Anthology, coming out very soon + tips for reworking your short story

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Here's a quick introduction to me and my work, if you're attending All In! 2018. Please do introduce yourself, or just say hi! And if you've bought my books, I'd be thrilled to sign them for you. :)