And there goes February! It’s both exciting and scary how the quarters creep up on you, especially when March is going to be pumped full of activities.
Firstly, the Tiger, Lyn, and I will be headed for a short trip over the school holidays, so stay tuned for a short post after. Regardless, I’ll be going for All In! Young Writers Festival 2017 before we take our trip.
All In! Young Writers Festival 2017
Dates: 10 – 12 March 2017
Thanks to Carlo and the Book Council team behind All In!, the Pulp Toast Core will be speaking at a panel, with Mickey and myself giving a workshop. So if you’re interested in snackable, speculative fiction, do come down and say hi to us:
Panel: “Snackable” Fiction: Creating and Submitting Bite-Sized Stories
Date: 11 March 2017
Time: 10AM to 11AM
Ganaesh will be moderating us as we speak about how Pulp Toast came about and some pointers on submitting pieces to anthologies or magazines.
Workshop: Speculative Fiction 101
Date: 11 March 2017
Time: 3:10PM to 6PM
Location: Treetop A/B
This will be Mickey and I speaking about the Workshopping technique, something we learnt from Miguel Syjuco during our time at the Mentor Access Project retreat.
All In! Young Writers Festival is organised by the Book Council. To find out more about this event, click here.
The end of February brings many interesting events, not least with #BuySingLit and NOISE Singapore. My picks? They have to be these two events:
#1: Draw ‘em, Print ‘em, Sell ‘em
If you’re a storyteller (particularly in comics and illustration) stumbling with the process of inspiration to audience, head down to LASALLE College of the Arts on 25th February (this Saturday!) to hear how other independent artists Draw ‘em, Print ‘em, and Sell ‘em.
Broaden your horizons with other avenues to bring your work to your target audience – and bring down your portfolio if you want a taste of how other artists view your works.
Draw ‘em, Print ‘em, Sell ‘em is a panel organised by OIC and NOISE Singapore. It will be held at LASALLE College of the Arts, 25th Feb, and registration opens 10:45AM. Entrance fees are $10 (Lecture only) or $15 (Lecture + Portfolio Review). You can find out more (and book your tickets) here.
#2: Buy SingLit Festival
From the folks who brought you BooksActually and the Singapore Art Book Fair, the Buy SingLit Festival 2017 will showcase works by Singaporean authors, published by Singaporean publishers, and everything else in between.
If you’re wondering about the cheesed-off, egg-like mascot at the top – it’s only because the amazing folks at BooksActually have offered us a spot during the festival. And we, a new collab known as the Rolling Ronins, will be at the Gillman Barracks on the 25th to 26th of February.
Our booth will feature works by Jerry Teo (Rex Regrets), Benjamin Chee (Charsiew Space), Wayne Rée (Global Beards), Max Loh (Paper Peril), Joelyn Alexandra (Pulp Toast / Roti Bakar), and Annabella Goh (Annuendo). Do come down to say hi!
Doors to the SingLit Festival will open at 10:00AM, 25th Feb. Catch you at 7 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks! For more information on Buy SingLit, click here.
I’ll be at the Buy SingLit Festival on both days – so I’ll see all of you there!