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Come join the All In! Young Writers’ Seminar 2010. For writers in the new media.

Students from junior college, polytechnic and university.

This seminar will provide an insight into:

  • How the Internet and web technologies have evolved and are evolving
  • How has the traditional publishing value chain been affected by IT and the new media
  • Writing in the larger context of Digital Media
  • How to keep up to date with new developments
  • Future trends like e-books, e-readers, interactive and multimedia content
  • Responsible blogging

20 Feb 2010 (Sat), 9.30am to 6.00pm

The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane

We just need you to register before coming.


Ways to register

1. Register online by visiting
2. Complete the registration form and fax it to (65) 6742 9466
(Please download details and registration form HERE)

What you can do to make yourself “irresistible” to the literary agents (or publishers) you hope to represent you.

Find out what literary agents look for in query letters and book proposals, and what are the clues that attract their interest. If you’re interested in obtaining literary agent representation or get an insight on presenting your manuscript to publishers, you’re invited to attend this free session.

Date: 13 January 2009
Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Venue: Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library Building
Registration: Call 68488290 or email with your name, email & tel. no.

Admission is free. Seats are allocated based on first-come-first-serve.


KELLY SONNACK is a Literary Agent and Submissions Manager at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, USA. She also assists with PR, events, foreign rights, and manages permissions. She specializes in children’s literature (picture books, middle grade, young adult, graphic novels, as well as illustration). She is also interested in adult fiction and non-fiction from unusual perspectives. She has been with the agency since 2006.

The week hasn’t ended yet but what a fabulous week it has turned out to be so far. Just one more day left to the Asian Storytelling Festival. This evening, Aurelia and I attended author Nuri Vittachi‘s talk on “How Asia will become the world’s hotspot for cultural creativity.” We were impressed not just by the talk but also by his warmth and personal interest he took in talking to his audience — us included.

When Mr Nuri Vitatachi was about to leave the Arts House with author Dilip Mukerjea, he turned around said to Au and myself. “Come join us for dinner. I’m paying. I insist!” Here’s proof…

Aurelia, Angel, Nuri Vittachi, and Dilip Mukerjea

Nuri gave us each an autographed copy of his book, “Twilight in the Land of Nowhen” and Dilip gave us each a copy of his autographed book, “Taleblazers.” WOW!

Nury Vittachi (born 2 October 1958 in Ceylon) is a Sri-Lankan author and journalist. One of his most well known works is the comedy-crime novel series The Feng Shui Detective, which has been translated into French, German, Portguese, Italian, Indonesian and other languages. He has had regular slots in more than a dozen publications, and several television channels. He is also noted for playing a key role in founding the Asia Literary Review, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, the Man Asia Literary Prize, and is advisor to a number of other literary festivals in Asia.

Hi there, Writers’ Coffee Lounge bloggers!

I have received an invitation from Yio Chu Kang Secondary School (through my publishers, AsiaPac Books) to conduct a workshop for 32 of their students, who are planning to write an illustrated book.

I will be using my book “Dying to Marry” as a reference book to discuss various writing and illustrating techniques. The school will buy one copy of my book for each student attending the workshop, which is scheduled for Friday, 22 Aug during the a.m. session. Wish me good luck.

Asia Through My Eyes – What does Asia mean to you? A regional travel writing competition in conjunction with the Singapore Sun Festival.

Writers are called to write about “your insights into life in Asia in the 21st century – its culture, people, landscapes and atmosphereThis year, your entry will need to begin with “As far as the eye can see……”

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