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How Fiction Works with Claire Keegan

April 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this series of five in-person workshops, let Claire Keegan open doors to the world of fiction and develop your understanding of its forms, structures and techniques.
During the course, Claire Keegan will introduce you to various aspects of the fiction form such as dialogue, point of view, humour, drama versus tension and more. Enjoy exploring the works of fiction through interactive classroom lectures and discussions of published texts!
This workshop is kindly supported by NTU’s School of Humanities and the National Arts Council.
Claire Keegan was raised on a farm on the Wicklow/Wexford border. Her works have won numerous awards and are translated into more than thirty languages. Antarctica won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize for the finest collection of stories published in the British Isles. Foster, after winning the Davy Byrnes Award — then the world’s richest prize for a story — was chosen by The Times as one of the top 50 works to be published in the 21st Century. It is now part of the school syllabus in Ireland. Her latest, Small Things Like These, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize. It won the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, the Ambassadors’ Prize for best Irish novel published in France, and The Kerry Prize for Irish Novel of the year. It is now nominated for the Dublin Literary Award, the world’s richest literary prize, which is presented annually for the best novel in the world written or translated into English.
The Asia Creative Writing Programme is a joint initiative funded by the National Arts Council of Singapore and the School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University.
Leading international and local writers are appointed as Visiting Writers to teach creative writing workshops and masterclasses, as well as mentor and guide emerging, developing and advanced writers in Singapore.
🌐 For more information on the course: https://bit.ly/acwp-ck1
📧 If you have any queries or have problems registering, email us at: soh-ACWP@ntu.edu.sg
‼️ Register here: https://bit.ly/acwp-ck1
Deadline for registration: 10 March 2023, Friday, 5:00 pm
5 in-person workshops:
– 8 April 2023 (Saturday)
– 15 April 2023 (Saturday)
– 16 April 2023 (Sunday)
– 13 May 2023 (Saturday)
– 20 May 2023 (Saturday)
9:00 to 12:00 pm SGT
Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
✏️ WHO:
– For Intermediate to Advanced Writers
– Limited places available
– Selective entry – we’ll offer places to writers who show promise
For 5 workshops of 3 hours each:
– $150 for adults
– $60 for students, unemployed, low-income migrant workers
– Free for undergraduates from Singapore tertiary institutions
– Please email us if financial assistance is needed


April 8, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Asia Creative Writing Programme
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8 April 2023, Saturday 15 April 2023, Saturday 16 April 2023, Sunday 13 May 2023, Saturday 20 May 2023, Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm SGT


Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Pl,
Singapore, 179555 Singapore
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