Saturday, June 18, 2011

Creative Writing WorkshopTwo Coming to Kota Kinabalu!

(different from the first--taking you through the brainstorming and writing process to produce a complete first draft, if you're up to the challenge!)
Turning your Personal Experience into a First Draft
of a First Person Narrative

Due to popular request, a second creative writing workshop
When:  Saturday, 13 August
Time:  2.00-6.00pm
Cost:  RM100
Who:  16-90+ years old
Where:  7th Floor, Wisma Anglican, Karamunsing
Next:  Email or sms your name, contact phone number & email address to.................

Contacts:       Jude Day – 014-3514298 /
                        Farida Shukoor – 016-8486874 /

Come and write – produce a complete draft of a first-person narrative-- Your story! 

Plan and start writing an additional piece of fiction.

In this 4-hour workshop, you will complete the first draft of a narrative, editing and revising it if there is time. 

Areas of learning:  probing questions; 5Ws and IH; primary & secondary emotions; sensory details; point of view & point of reference; organising & outlining; 4 killers of narratives; narrative structure; use of dialogue; reasons for editing-it's not just about grammar!

You will also brainstorm and start the first draft of a work of fiction.

NOTE:  You can attend this workshop – even if you missed
the first one!
Find out more about Robert on his blog:
Organised by the KK Theatre Group, SPArKS 

Bio for Robert Raymer:
Named as one of the “50 Expats You Should Know” by Expatriate Lifestyle,
American Robert Raymer has taught creative writing for 13 years at two
Malaysian universities, has judged short story competitions including the
2009 MPH National Short Story Awards, and conducted numerous workshops on
writing and creative writing. 
His short stories and articles have been published 500 times in such places:  The Literary Review, Thema, Aim, London Magazine, Going Places, My Weekly, The Writer and Reader’s Digest. 

Lovers and Strangers Revisited (MPH 2008), a collection of short stories set in Malaysia, winner of the 2009 Popular-The Star Readers Choice Awards, has been taught in universities and will soon be translated into French.

Tropical Affairs: Episodes from an Expat's Life in Malaysia (MPH 2009) is
a collection of creative nonfiction about living in Malaysia for over
twenty years. nominated for 2010 Popular-The Star Reader's Choice Award. 
His latest book is Spirit of Malaysia (EDM, 2011)
He is a member of Maui Inner Circle, a critique group.  His blog on writing,
his interviews, and his book reviews can be accessed from his blog

One of his latest articles on writing, about pre-writing techniques, is published in Quill Annual 2011.
Another on "The Power of Five" in Quill-Jan-March 2011 and "Getting Known Through the Media", Quill April-June 2011
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*Here is the link to the previous workshop in KK with links to three blogs from participants. 
**Here is the link to the second workshop in KK., the Malaysian Nurses Association.workshop and International Tuition School in Kuching.

***Announcement latest workshops:  Writing Your Life Stories Workshop—Kuching! 23 June 2012 (with links to other workshops and writing tips!) and also a workshop in KK on 17 June 2012! 

****If you are interested to bring one of my writing workshops to your organizations or association in Sabah/Sarawak/West Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei please contact me at  Thank you.

Here are links to some of my author-to-author interviews of first novelists:

Ivy Ngeow author of Cry of the Flying Rhino, winner of the 2016 Proverse Prize.

Golda Mowe author of Iban Dream and Iban Journey.

Preeta Samarasan author of Evening is the Whole Day

Chuah Guat Eng,  author of Echoes of Silence and Days of Change. 


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sintaicharles said...

I will attend the workshop.

Borneo Expat Writer said...

Looking forward to seeing you again! My apologies that you have to travel all the way from Miri! Let's bring this and the other workshop to Miri, too.