Creative Writing Workshop at Pearl Lam Galleries

‘Art Day Out! x Singapore HeritageFest at Gillman Barracks
Creative Writing Workshop at Pearl Lam Galleries
Workshop Saturday, 14 May, 2-4pm
Playwright Faith Ng , Associate Artist, Checkpoint Theatre

The workshop is free of charge but registration is required, as limited seats are available.
Join us for a creative writing workshop inspired by the ‘The Third Script’ exhibition. Conducted by Faith Ng, a playwright and associate artist with Checkpoint Theatre, this workshop will begin with a guided walk-through of the exhibition, introducing participants to the narrative techniques that artists Boo Junfeng and Linda Lai engage with in their works. Faith Ng will share basic writing skills and guide participants through the process of developing a story. No prior background in art or creative writing is required.

About Faith NG
Faith Ng is a playwright and an Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre. Her plays include ‘Normal’ (2015), ‘For Better or For Worse’ (2013) and ‘wo(men)’ (2010). The last two have been nominated for Best Original Script at the Life! Theatre Awards. She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction in Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) from the University of East Anglia, under the National Arts Council Postgraduate Scholarship. She also teaches playwriting at the National University of Singapore and was the writer-in-residence for the Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2014.

About the exhibition
The Third Script is a two-person exhibition by Boo Junfeng (Singapore) and Linda Lai (Hong Kong). It investigates the use of micro-narratives to counter the pedagogy of using a set and linear narrative to define the identity of a city-state and its people. In reaction to the unquestioned methodology of expressing events in linear time, Boo Junfeng and Linda Lai question the authority of this truth through presenting alternatives that express the instability of our memories. In doing so, their work is also a reflection of the failed national project of history writing – to both artists, there isn’t a single collective history for Singapore and Hong Kong; history is always multi-threaded and incomplete.

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  • The event description was updated. Diff 2016-04-28 09:44:40
Sat May 14, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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