Have your kids ever wondered what it’d be like to publish their own stories or book of their drawings? What does it take to be an author and to create exciting and engaging stories that enrapture readers? The Write Weekend, taking place this Saturday and Sunday, 31 October and 1 November 2020, will shed some light.
Part of Singapore Writers’ Festival 2020’s stable of kid-friendly programmes and activities, The Write Weekend features children’s authors who will provide an insightful look at the creative process. It is suitable at children who are 8 and older.
The Write Weekend format for 2020 consists of three parts. The first is a talk on 31 October morning which all participants will attend. This is followed by two workshops, on 31 October and 1 November, which participants can select based on their interests.
This year, the sessions will be hosted over Zoom – something which many kids are already accustomed to by now.
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The Life of a Creative
Anchoring The Write Weekend programme is a talk by Nat Amoore. She is a Sydney-based writer who is passionate about encouraging kids to read, write, and explore their imagination.
Nat’s first middle grade novel, Secrets Of A Schoolyard, was an Australia #1 bestseller for children’s fiction in 2019. She recently launched her second book, The Power Of Positive Pranking.
She will be drawing on her experiences to help kids discover different aspects of being an author and three steps they can take to grow their story ideas into a book.
Podcast, Short Stories, Poetry & Comics
There are four workshop tracks that kids can choose from.
Podcasts have become huge over the last few months. Nat Amoore will share how she has managed to build her kids podcast, One More Page.
Aspiring writers can learn from authors Anittha Thanabalan and Yeoh Jo-Ann about generating ideas and writing in different voices. The authors will even help to review any of your child’s works.
New York Times bestselling cartoonist Gavin Aung Than will be showing budding illustrators how to create a superhero comic and layout panels.
Karl Nova, one of the UK’s leading poets, will be showing kids the power of words and how to put together their own performance piece.
Join The Write Weekend
The Write Weekend takes place at the following dates and times:
Talk: 31 October, 10 am to 10.30 am
Workshop 1: 31 October, 11.30 am to 1 pm
Workshop 2: 1 November, 11.30 am to 1 pm
The crazy thing is that fees are only $10!
Get more details and register for The Write Weekend.
Find out more about the family-friendly activities and programmes taking place at Singapore Writers’ Festival 2020.