Catalyst: Releasing New Writing

Wanting to write, but not sure how to start? Stuck in a rut where your writing is concerned? In short, wondering where your creativity has disappeared to or whether you had any creativity in the first place? Relax! Catalyst is here to inspire you!

Established local theatre actor, director and writer Verena Tay will help you perceive the world around you and the objects that surround you in a new fashion so as to fuel your creativity and give impetus to new writing. Whether you are a new or seasoned writer, Catalyst will stimulate your senses and spur you to write text infused with unexpected textures to grab the imagination of your readers.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
•Learn the process of drawing inspiration from the environment and objects found around oneself to write creatively
•Write creatively based on your inspirations
•Receive feedback on how you can further develop what you have written during the workshop


About the Workshop Leader

A Singaporean theatre actor, director and writer for over 25 years, Verena Tay has published three collections of plays: In the Company of Women (SNP Editions, 2004), In the Company of Heroes and Victimology (both by Math Paper Press, 2011). An Honorary Fellow at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa (Aug–Nov 2007), she now focuses on writing fiction and is studying part-time for an MFA in Creative Writing (City University of Hong Kong, 2012–14). Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light (Math Paper Press, 2012) is her first collection of short stories. She has also edited two anthologies of short stories: Balik Kampung (Math Paper Press, 2012) and A Monsoon Feast (DFP Productions/Monsoon Books, 2012). For more information, please visit


Date: 8 December 2012 (Saturday)

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: ChartNexus , International Plaza

Course Fees: *$75 (early bird registration up till 21 Nov 2012) | *$90 (normal rate)


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Tel: 6848 8297/ 6848 8293


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