Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Borneo Post: Writing Your Life Stories Workshop—Kuching! 23 June 2012

Yesterday, 3 April 2012, The Borneo Post announced my upcoming Writing Your Life Stories Workshop—Kuching! 28 April 2012 (*postponed to 23 June, 1:30-5) under the heading “American author to conduct writing workshop at ICATS”.

Kuching-based American author Robert Raymer will be conducting a “Writing Your Life Stories Workshop” in Kuching at ICATS/PPKS from 9am to noon on April 28. 1:30-5 on June 23

The fees are RM120 adults(*RM100 for groups of three who register together in advance) and RM100 for full time students.  ICATS/PPKS is located at Jalan Canna, Off Jalan Wan Alwi, Tabuan Jaya.

Raymer, who did a workshop in December and a series of three workshops in KK last year, will take participants through several story starting techniques and some pre-writing probing to help bring your stories alive, plus give tips on story structure, organising and editing to make their writing readable. 
Named as one of the “50 Expats You Should Know” by Expatriate Lifestyle, Raymer has taught creative writing for 13 years at two Malaysian universities, acted as a judge in short story competitions including the 2009 MPH National Short Story Awards, published over 500 short stories and articles, and conducted numerous workshops on creative writing.  

He is the author of Spirit of Malaysia, Tropical Affairs, and Lovers and Strangers Revisited, winner of 2009 Popular-The Star Reader’s Choice Award, taught in universities, and his works are now translated into French

His short story “Neighbours” is being taught in SPM Literature in English from 2008-2014.  Currently his novel The Resurrection of Jonathan Brady has advanced to the Quarterfinals of the on-going AmazonBreakthrough Novel Award 2012.

To confirm your place, in the writing workshop send your name, email address, contact phone number to 

*Announcement:  New 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...

where is Kolej Teknologi Lanjutan Sarawak?

Borneo Expat Writer said...

Kuching, ICATS/ PPKS, (Kolej Antarabangsa Teknologi Lanjutan Sarawak/ Sarawak Skills Development Centre), Jalan Canna, Off Jalan Wan Alwi, Tabuan Jaya.

It's not far from Lodge School. From the Free Trade Zone, heading to Kuching, it's on the left. If you continue straight you'll see the new Lodge School building.