Young Writers Media Festival 2015

When: Sat, Feb 28, 10:00am – Sun, Mar 1, 6:30pm, 2015
Where: Library@Orchard, 3rd Floor Orchard Gateway Mall,  277 Orchard Road , Singapore
Admission: SGD 40 Seminars + SGD 30 Per Workshop
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All In! Young Writers Media Festival is an annual festival for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25. The gathering showcases an array of writing mentors and industry players in publishing, broadcasting, blogging, creative writing, screenwriting and journalism, among others, to meet, mingle and share their expertise with today’s young writers.

Talks include:
  • The Rise of Graphic Novels in Asia
    Lim Cheng Tju, Country Editor, International Journal of Comic Art
  • Welcome, the Author-Editor
    Felix Cheong, LaSalle CoA | Samantha de Silva, Firebird Communications
  • Monetising Writing
    Patrick Balo, Creative Director, Havas Bangkok
  • Self-Publishing: Threats and Opportunities
    Wendy Wong, Creative Director, Tusitala, | Sarah Mounsey, Author
  • Blogging as a Career of Choice
    Liyana Othman, Liyana Land | Melissa Koh, melicacy.com
  • Speaking from Experience: Being the Full-Time Author
    Dave Seow, Otto Fong and Zed Yeo, Full-Time Authors
  • Hard and Soft: Journalism at Its Core
    Gregory Loo, The New Paper | Stacey Anne Rodrigues, ELLE Singapore
Workshops:
  • Short Film Writing: Formats, Structures, Critiquing and Presentation
    Ray Pang, Filmmaker, Catharsis Films
  • Speed-pitching to Publishers: Basics and Preparation
    Catherine Carvell, Author/Editor
  • Improving Copyediting and Proofreading Skills
    Samantha de Silva, Director, Firebird Communications 
  • Crafting Effective Characters, Plots and Settings
    Verena Tay, Author/Storyteller | Storytellers Association of Singapore