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 Bookbinding workshop Learn how to display your literary masterpiece to dazzling effect at this bookbinding workshop from The Arts House.


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Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
Boris Pasternak
Competition Homecomings What stories can you tell about the unique set of ingredients that make Singapore 'home?' 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 Something wicked this way comes Something wicked this way comes
"Are you sure about this?" Abbas Fattah scrutinised the three bottles of murky water.
"From three different reservoirs - MacRitchie, Seletar and Bedok. Those were his conditions," answered his campaign manager through his bluetooth device.
Abbas Fattah put on his baseball cap before getting out of his Mercedes. He made his way through the deserted car park at Bukit Merah estate.
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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 eco-poet Madeleine Lee. When: 20 September, from 2-4pm, at the Multi-Purpose meeting room on Level 2 at Toa Payoh library. Find out more here.
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