Thursday, May 06, 2010

Shirley Geok-lin Lim Creative Writing Workshop

On Beginnings and Endings. One day workshop on Sat July 17th from 10.30 am to 4.30pm at Silverfish Books, 58-1, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Braru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 603 228 448 37. Email: Website:

A two-part workshop that covers generating ideas, drafts, and short forms before turning to ways to develop, structure, and revise a competed short story or one-act play. The morning workshop will focus on producing "short shorts"--first drafts of selected poetic forms and flash fiction to be shared, reviewed, and revised. The afternoon workshop will examine models of longer forms--one-act plays and short stories--and focus on writing exercises that  encourage practice and experimentation with structures of narrative development. Participants will be invited to submit  selections of their previously written poems, stories, and one-act plays to include interactive revising and rewriting work.

Cost for one the day workshop is MYR200.00 per person. This workshop will be limited to 20 participants, and registration will be strictly on first-come-first-served basis. Shirley Lim is a very good teacher and her workshops are enormously popular. Please register (with full payment) early to avoid disappointment. (Many were, the last time she ran a workshop here.)

Pre-activity for workshop

As a pre-activity for the workshop, participants may send a copy of their work -- limited to ONE piece only of no more than 5-6 pages in length -- for Prof.  Shirley Lim's assessment  on the 'polish'/structure part,  BEFORE Monday, 12th July 2010'. She will deliver her comments at the workshop. An email link will be provided to all registered participants to send the attachment.

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