The Arts House
The workshop will be conducted in Malay.
In the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, there are certainly stories and experiences that you would like to document or tell. In this writing workshop with fiction writer and poet, Farihan Bahron, learn the techniques that can help you to bring these stories to life. This workshop will be conducted online through Zoom. The first session will focus on fiction writing and poetry writing in the second session.
Session 1: Shaping News into Stories
Saturday, 18 July 2020, 3–5 pm
How has your routine changed during the COVID-19 outbreak? Want to express the hidden thoughts and feelings, but unsure of how to do so? In this session, Farihan will invite you to delve into the true stories and experiences throughout the pandemic and create a narrative that captivates readers. Learn a variety of techniques in fiction writing to bring your story to life. Participants will be given time to write their own pieces and receive feedback from the facilitator.
Session 2: Poetry in the Pandemic
Sunday, 19 July 2020, 3–5 pm
Disasters often trigger an eruption of emotions in one’s daily life. How have you dealt with the mental and emotional hurdles since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak? Are you more comfortable in expressing them through poetry? In this session, Farihan will share on the elements of poetry writing to help you convey meaningful words and messages. Participants will be given the opportunity to write their own poems and receive feedback from the facilitator.
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Farihan Bahron, co-founder of the publishing outfit Unggun Creative, was born in Singapore in 1979. Farihan’s literary works received various accolades that include Golden Point Award 2015 (1st Prize–Poetry & Short Story), Peraduan Mencari Kristal 2016 (3rd Prize–Short Story), National Poetry Competition 2017 (Merit) and Sayembara Puisi Kata-Pilar 2020 (Top Prize). Farihan’s first poetry collection, Tukang Tunjuk Telunjuk won the Singapore Literature Prize (2018) for the Malay poetry category, while his short story collection, Kesumat Sang Avatar received the commendation prize.
Credits: The Arts House