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All In! Young Writers Festival

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10-Word Story Competition 2015

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CONTENTS

FEATURE: All In! Young Writers Festival

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All In! 2015 Programming 4 Message from the Festival Director 6 10-Word Fiction Competition • Winners 8 • 2015 Entries 9

All In! Young Writers Festival is organised by National Book Development Council of Singapore 50 Geylang East Avenue 1 Singapore 389777 +65 6848 8290 | info@bookcouncil.sg | http://bookcouncil.sg All rights reserved NBDCS © 2015 Book design by CB Peña


FEATURE

ALL IN! YOUNG WRITERS FESTIVAL All In! Young Writers Festival is an annual event for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25. All In! brings together a wide array of writing mentors and industry experts in publishing, broadcasting, blogging, creative writing, screenwriting, journalism and advertising, and many more, to share their expertise with today’s young writers. The Festival showcases talented individuals and motivated professionals who have chosen writing careers and the paths they took to get there. In 2015, All In! was held at library@orchard. The roster of sessions were divided into seminars, panel discussions, and workshops, over two days. A total of 220 delegates registered for this year’s All In! The Festival is supported by the National Arts Council as an Art Education Programme (AEP). Schools can use the Tote Board Arts Grant of up to 50% subsidy for festival ticket costs.

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28 February 2015 | Saturday Registration | library@orchard Level 3

10.30am 11.00am-12.00pm

12.00pm-01.00pm 01.00pm-02.00pm

02.00pm-03.00pm

03.00pm-04.00pm

KEYNOTE SPEECH The Rise of Graphic Novels in Asia by Lim Cheng Tju Moderator: Adan Jimenez WELCOME: THE AUTHOR-EDITOR

MONETISING YOUR WRITING

Felix Cheong & Samantha de Silva Moderator: Linn Shekinah

Patrick Balo Moderator: Kelvin Ang

LUNCH BREAK AT 10SQ, Level 10 Orchard Central Mall SELF-PUBLISHING: DANGERS & OPPORTUNITIES

SOCIAL MEDIA: UNDERSTANDING THE TERRAIN

Wendy Wong & Sarah Mounsey Moderator: Zed Yeo

Hirzi & Muna Moderator: Andrew Chow

WRITING FOR THEATRE IN ARTSY SINGAPORE

BLOGGING AS A CAREER CHOICE

Geetha Creffield & Joel Tan Moderator: Carlo Pe単a

Liyana Othman & Melissa Koh Moderator: Peter Lin

BREAK WITH PERFORMANCES

04.00pm-04.30pm

BEING A FULL-TIME AUTHOR 04.30 pm-05.30pm

Dave Seow, Zed Yeo, & Otto Fong Moderator: Linn Shekinah

HARD & SOFT: JOURNALISM AT ITS CORE 05.30pm-06.30pm

Gregory Loo & Stacey Anne Rodrigues Moderator: Andre Frois

WRITING FOR CAMPUS RADIOS Radio Heatwave & Harry Corro

PANEL PRESENTATION ON MEDIA LITERACY NUS, NTU, SMU, SP, NP


1 March 2015 | Sunday Registration | library@orchard Level 3

10.30am 11.00am-02.00pm 02.00pm-03.00pm 03.00pm-06.00pm

SHORT FILM WRITING

SPEED-PITCHING: BASICS & PREPARATIONS

Ray Pang, Filmmaker

Catherine Carvell, Author

BREAK (NO LUNCH PROVIDED) | Performances and Awarding of Prizes IMPROVING COPYEDITING & PROOFREADING SKILLS

CRAFTING EFFECTIVE CHARACTERS, PLOTS & SETTINGS

Samantha de Silva, Author/Editor

Verena Tay, Author/Storyteller

The All In! Young Writers Festival is an annual festival for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25. Join us as we bring writers from a variety of fields – playwriting, blogging, creative writing, screenwriting, and journalism, among others – to meet and mingle with today’s young writers.

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MESSAGE FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

KENNETH QUEK Deputy Director, NBDCS Welcome to the seventh annual All In! Young Writers Festival! For the past six years, All In! has become the place for young writers to converge and share their ideas and creations with industry professionals and key media players. The festival’s goal has always been a simple one: helping young writers reach the next step in their burgeoning literary arts careers. With this goal in mind, All In! tailors its programming so that young writers can learn from seasoned professionals and then meld the tried and tested methods with their own exciting insights and processes, creating a mix of the new and the stalwart! This year, we have prepared an exciting array of speakers and workshop leaders who will share their industry experience and cultivate a mesh of ideas and content that is unique to All In! Furthermore, we have added a few fringe activities that showcase works by students, with the intent of highlighting how much potential the next generation of writers has to offer. We invite you to immerse yourselves in both the technical and creative activities to get a full-fledged feel of this youthful Festival. On behalf of the All In! team, thank you for joining us in cultivating the culture of writing among the young and the young at heart. I wish you all the best in your journeys, and I hope to see all of your names shining in lights.


All In! is stretching the boundaries of your imagination and creativity with the launch of the OneSentence Story this year! Aptly called 10WORDS, the piece will consist of only 10 words, but express a full story. The prompt word for 10WORDS 2015 is “Door�.

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WINNING ENTRIES

Everything overwhelmed her, so today, she closed her last door. QISTINA NABILAH BTE RIZAL Crescent Girls’ School

It was midnight – everyone was sleeping; the door creaked open. LIM, RUI QI RACHEL Crescent Girls’ School


Racial Cohesion

Brown door, yellow door, white door– all are but equal. BILL PUAH

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Success Through Hardship

A door: made only after the destruction of a wall. BILL PUAH


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Door: a shield to protect ourselves, yet a communication barrier. JASLIN YEO

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Door: access to a whole new world for the undaunted. JASLIN YEO


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Locked doors of the past open doors to new beginnings. THUFAILAH BINTE RIDZWAN


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Unlock the hidden door to the paracosm in my mind. THUFAILAH BINTE RIDZWAN

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Dust-filled rooms behind golden doors do nothing but disappoint. QISTINA NABILAH BTE RIZAL


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Closed doors had been her sanctuary; now it’s her cemetery. QISTINA NABILAH BTE RIZAL

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Doors are the new life; knobs are the first step. ATIQAH NADZIRAH BTE ISHAK


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Her door cracked with each heartbreak; it shatters her. NUR HAZIRIN BTE HASSAN

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I peeped through the door and saw my dark paradise. EIN GYIN SAN


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Through the door – into the wonderland that we dreamed of. CHUNG WOON SHYAN


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Open the bedroom door gently; into the abyss, we descend. CHUNG WOON SHYAN

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Entering opened doors may lead you to a closed one. THULANI KEYURA DHARMASENA


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Gaze into your eyes; doors to your saturnine, gentle soul. CHOY MUN BO MANDY

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Find the key that opens the door to your mind. NATRISHA JUSTIN


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Loneliness seemed to suffocate her within the locked metal door. LIM JIA YIN, SARAH

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Her eyes were the doors to her fragile, broken soul. SORFINA BTE BUMIDIN


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You took her heart away when you went out the door. SORFINA BTE BUMIDIN

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Yes, knowledge gives birth to boundless opportunities, an indubitable door. SORFINA BTE BUMIDIN


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You shut your door tight; you haunt me, daunt me. GRACIA TEOW CHENG MUN

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Swallow those tears,open that heart, and overcome that door. POH TZE THENG


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Courage – the key to the door of every new beginning. POH TZE THENG

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