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 Writing Characters through Action On 11 April, Verena Tay is running a workshop on how action can help define the characters you write.

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You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you
Ray Bradbury
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 As the rain fell The girl wore a yellow dress. It had a frilly trim. The dress bloomed as she swivelled up and down the playground swing. Buoyant in the air, she waved her sand dusted feet.

Standing on the head of the ceramic tiled dragon, the boy watched the girl. He had on an old t-shirt and muddied shorts. In his hand, a tree branch sword. Healed cuts and bruises marked his legs.
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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: 21 March, from 2-4pm, at Toa Payoh library. Find out more here.