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 Meet author Claire Tham Join Singapore Lit Prize nominee Claire Tham and Fong Hoe Fang, Ethos Books' publisher, on 25 October as they discuss Tham's works.


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Get inspired: tips and tools
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.
Stephen King
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 She Came Through Many Names I couldn’t recall the time when she first came.
‘You were only two,’ my mother said. ‘How to remember?’
Hailing from Fujian, she didn’t know a single English word. She was still a teenager, face full of pimples and zits. Hair tied into two braided pigtails. A blue-black birthmark near her left eye was her most distinguished feature. It was the size of a baby’s palm. Her family rent the unit next to ours and they ran a zhi char stall in a hawker centre, just around the corner.
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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: 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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