Writing the City

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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 Flash fiction writing workshop It's short, sweet and sharp - and something you can pen on the go! In this one-day workshop, award winning author Felix Cheong will guide you through the basics of flash fiction writing.

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Get inspired: tips and tools
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
GK Chesterton
Competition The Prospect of Beauty In line with the theme of this year's Singapore Writers' Festival, we invite you to write about an imaginary encounter with something - or someone - so beautiful you were shake and stirred. 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 Black Bird Those crows are noisy. Damn annoying.
Auntie Li grumbled as she ate her breakfast, a curry puff from the mama shop. They let her have it for half price. It wasn't popular after the supplier used less ingredients. He was cutting expenses. Everyone was.
'Singapore has the world's highest cost of living.' She had read it in the newspaper. But I still get 23 cent for every kg of newspaper.
She went to a nearby rubbish bin ...
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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: 15 November, from 2-4pm, at the Multi-Purpose meeting room on Level 2 at Toa Payoh library. Find out more here.