Saturday, 22 June

All the workshops are ticketed & Space is Limited. Online Purchase: RM 25.00 / At the door: RM 30.00. To purchase tickets, click here

Narrative Journalism Workshop by Janet Steele (US)
 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Interpr8 Gallery

The workshop will focus on narrative styles of writing for both print and online media, and how story-telling techniques can be used to engage new readers and maintain old ones.  It will include discussion of the components of good story-telling, as well as tips on scene-by-scene construction, listening for “the revealing quote,” and when to use first-person voice.  The workshop will be conducted in English, although the instructor is happy to entertain questions in Bahasa Malaysia.

Janet Steele is an Associate Professor of Journalism at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

Writing for Teens – A Workshop by Nicola Morgan (UK)
 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm (3 hours with a 15 minutes break)
Interpr8 Gallery

With hit franchises like Twilight and The Hunger Games, the teenage fiction market is increasingly important to the publishing world. But how do you capture the hearts and minds of teenagers in your writing? What are the hidden rules and pitfalls? Find out at this workshop led by award winning writer and expert on the teenage mind, Nicola Morgan.

This workshop will be conducted in English for the duration of three hours with a coffee break in between. Limited places available for this workshop and participants are advised to bring their own writing devices. Paper and pens will be supplied, laptops not required. Writers who write in a different language are welcome to join this workshop!

Sunday, 23 June

Creative Writing Workshop by Ben Markovits (UK)
What is your novel about? Why are you writing it?
11.30 am – 12.30 pm (1 hour)
Interpr8 Gallery

Ben Markovits will talk about ways to answer these difficult questions by looking at a poem by Robert Frost. Markovits has recently been named by Granta as one of the Best Young British Novelists of this decade. He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.

This workshop will be conducted in English for the duration of one hour, including a question and answer segment with participants. Limited spaces available for this workshop and participants are advised to bring their own writing devices (laptops preferred). Paper and pens will be supplied.

Poetry Jamming Workshop
11.00 am – 1.30 pm
Paradiso Lounge

Using the techniques of Poetry Slam, an international competitive spoken word platform -  voice, rhythm, theatricality, drama -  Poetry Jamming will look at the importance of both writing and performance technique, encouraging performers to express their individuality and to not only focus on what they’re saying but how they’re saying it.

Writing Workshop with Rishi Reddi
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Interpr8 Gallery

If you want to learn how to get started on writing a story, this might be the workshop for you. This workshop will address the two basic building blocks of any good story: plot and character. Participants will do an exercise based on a discussion of plot and character, then have some of these pieces read out loud so that everyone can comment and learn from them.