Writing the City

Writing the City The Arts House National Arts Council spacer British Council

Writing the City is a literary arts platform created by the British Council. With a focus on writing inspired by city life, we support a community of new, emerging and established writers who share their work, give and receive feedback and get invaluable opportunities to take their writing forward.
A writers' panel of acclaimed local and international writers spearheads the project.

This is your place to READ, WRITE, DISCUSS and CONNECT. Happy writing!
What's On Writer in the Garden Workshop Explore the world as a child again at this free writing workshop at Gardens by the Bay, designed to open up your less-used - but no less powerful - senses.

Find out more here
Get inspired: tips and tools
Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.
Matthew Arnold
Competition With Fresh Eyes It’s a brand new writing year, filled with possibility – and to celebrate, we invite you to pen a short piece of fiction about seeing a familiar aspect of Singapore as if for the first time – ‘with fresh eyes.’ Find out more here.
Our Writers' Panel Writing the City is supported by a panel of acclaimed local and international writers. Get the lowdown here.
Fresh picks from the site 2065 Oma
Why live in the past? Why do you not forget?

Because I cannot forget nekhed
When the past lives in me
the pain etched on me still
the black ink fresh
the number tattooed on my left arm
No longer ein mensch
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Writers' Group Come join our monthly meet-up Come and join our monthly workshops, with writing exercises, guest lectures, and the chance to discuss your work in a supportive atmosphere. Our next meeting will be led by Writing the City administrator, Melissa de Villiers. When: 24 Jan, from 2-4pm, at Earshot Cafe at The Arts House. Find out more here.