Writing the City’s Brief Encounters

ENCOUNTERS is the third episode in WRITING THE CITY, a six part online creative writing programme written and presented by Singapore Literature Prize Winner Suchen Christine Lim and UK author Jeremy Sheldon.

Through the series, a complementary programme to TIONG BAHRU, Jeremy and Suchen take you through the concepts that lie behind creative writing and invite viewers to respond to each concept through a writing task that takes as its starting point the relationship between writing and the urban environment.

ENCOUNTERS is directed by Singaporean filmmaker Victric Thng, and was filmed on Bedok Jetty on the island’s East Coast.

In the episode, Suchen and Jeremy talk about how plot ignites and excites when a story’s characters collide.

Images of Bedok Jetty, as featured in Boo Junfeng’s short film Bedok Jetty, from objectifs films. Check out an interview with Junfeng, here.

Listen to a two-part interview with Suchen and Jeremy about the WRITING THE CITY project by clicking on the links below.

Part 1
Part 2

A number of films entered in our WHERE THE HEART IS competition may also serve as inspiration for your writing. Check out these 90 second treats below , and visit the WHERE THE HEART IS vimeo channel, here.




    More on Writing The City

    You can see the other films in the series by clicking on the links below.

    Watch Episode 1 of the series, The Writer’s Eye, here.
    Watch Episode 2 of the series, Characters, here.
    Watch Episode 5 of the series, The Magical, here.
    Watch Episode 6 of the series, The Individual And The City, here.
    Watch a P.S. to the series, Looking Forward, here.

    More on Writing

    Throughout the Civic Life project in Singapore, leading writers have shared their thoughts with us on ideas of identity, belonging and community.

    You can read three pieces, which feature in the booklet accompanying the TIONG BAHRU DVD, below.

    Ng Yi-Sheng on the ever-changing landscape of Singapore.
    Alvin Pang on a geography of Singapore mapped through personal reminiscences.
    Tan Shzr Ee on the rich linguistic identity of Singapore and Singaporeans.

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