The Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) 2015 kick starts in 2 days.  We are giving 2 pairs of tickets to two events to the SWF³ –targeted at families and kids with story telling workshops and talks specifically for this age group. Here is a programme listing for SWF³ and click on this link for an overview of SWF 2015.

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To share SWF³ with you, we are giving ONE lucky WINNER a bundle of tickets that comprises of a pair of tickets to the 2 events below.

Animation on a Phone (90mins)

DATE: 31 Oct (Sat)
TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
VENUE: ACM, Learning Gallery

For ages 7 to 9. Parent and child participation. Freelance illustrator Chris Haughton will go through basic illustration steps and help you create your very own stop-motion animation with just a smartphone. Make sure you download the Vine app beforehand. Adult help needed.

Through My Eyes – My World, My Home (90 mins)

DATE: 1 Nov (Sun)
TIME: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
VENUE: ACM, Learning Gallery (View on map)

What happens when young people are forced to remove themselves from familiarity? How will they cope with the unknown? Using Refuge by Jackie French as an entry point, participants will be empowered to use art and drama to share their aspirations and dreams. They’ll soon find themselves being forced to leave a once-familiar place and rebuild their lives.

For ages 10 to 12.

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A Preview To CUT, SHAKE, ROLL

At the preview session, we were introduced to Chuah Ai Lin, Singapore’s first and only professional Storyteller-Guide. She taught us how to craft stories using simple techniques like “tear and tell”, “cut and tell” and “draw and tell”. She also shared with us (parents) how to work with our kids to inspire creativity and imagination in their stories.

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If you want to know more about these techniques or work with your kids on imagination or composition, check out Ai Lin’s CUT, SHAKE and ROLL workshop (90 mins) on 7 Nov, Sat 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM at ACM, Learning Gallery. This is a ticketed session.

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She also has another storytelling workshop for tweens (ages 10 and above) called THRESHOLD STORIES (30mins) on 1 Nov, Sun 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Join Ai Lin as she shares stories selected especially for an age group who may pretend they’re too old for stories but who know deep down that they’re not.

This workshop is held at ACM, Shaw Foyer (View on map). CUT SHAKE and ROLL is part of SWF³, one of the festival’s five tracks to cater to audiences with varying interests from fiction, poetry, songwriting and column writing. The theme for this year’s SWF 2015 is Island of Dreams. The festival will feature programmes that invite audiences to celebrate and reflect on our hopes and aspirations. There is something for everyone at the festival.

This year, SWF will also feature a series of FIRSTs:
♥ The Launch of five festival tracks which cater to audiences with varying interests from fiction, poetry, songwriting and column writing.

  1. SWF Stage
  2. SWF³
  3. SWF POP
  4. SWF Class
  5. SWF Beyond

What I Love About You Is Your Attitude Problem — The first-ever overnight immersive experience with drama, poetry, song-writing, and prose.
Dimensions and Demons is the first ever collaboration between SWF and Esplanade featuring Singapore writers and musicians working on original compositions.
The launch of South-east Asiafocus as the festival brands itself as the gateway to the region.
New tie-ups with first-time partners like National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisation Museum, Select Centre, UnThink Tank, India Heritage Centre NTU Division of Chinese and Frankfurt Book Fair etc.

For more information on SWF and the programme, listing click here.

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