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 Chia Joo Ming at The Arts House The long-running - and brilliant - 'New World Order' series at The Arts House focuses on local literary talent. This month, it's the turn of award-winning short story writer and novelist, Chia Joo Ming.
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Get inspired: tips and tools
"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
Lewis Carroll
Competition Shakespeare lives ... in Singapore Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth with our brand-new, Bard-themed competition - with a Singapore twist. 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 Postcards My dear child: the year is 1959, and every night when I close my eyes I am afraid of going to sleep. The wind drifts through the thatched roofs of the house like tired ghosts, and if I turn my ear away from the pillow I can hear the burning cries of the Japanese almost as if they've never left, syonan-to, banzai. I chant sayonara, sayonara under my breath, like a talisman, exactly the way that my mother taught me to. For besides this she has nothing else to give, all our savings have been reduced to banana money, useless paper that my father arranges and ...       Read more

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 meet-up will be on 19 April 2014, 2-4pm, at Toa Payoh Public Library. Find out more here.