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 Pen your memoir Always wanted to turn your life story into sparkling prose? Then check out this ten-week workshop on memoir writing at The Arts House

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Get inspired: tips and tools
Let the world burn through you ... throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.
Ray Bradbury
Writing Competition Savour this From chilli crab to char kway teow, Singapore's lip-smacking local cuisine is the subject of our latest creative writing competition.
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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 O Blood What drives the Singapore underworld? There are those who think it is power – that we relish and delight in bullying those weaker than us. They imagine we laugh as we see our poor debtors squirm under our sharp gazes and yet sharper parangs; they imagine a terrific rush of adrenaline and endorphins as we hoist paint buckets and make the corridors of HDB blocks bleed.

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Writers' Group Come join our monthly meet-up This month, we'll be meeting on Saturday 16 April at our usual haunt - Toa Payoh Library. Get the details here.