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Weekly Writing Circles

Delve into the craft in a facilitated safe space  

Are you a writer in search of motivation, community and structure? If so, our Weekly Writing Circles might just be the thing for you! 

Our circles are suitable for writers of poetry, prose and creative non-fiction. The circles are designed for beginner to intermediate writers. No prior experience in writing is required, but a good command of English would be beneficial. 

At our circles, we aim to help you: 

 

  • Explore your creativity

  • Gain confidence in presenting your ideas to a group

  • Connect with like-minded writers, and

  • Feel inspired and encouraged in moving forward with your writing

Each weekly session will have a theme of its own, and will include:  

 

  • Guided writing exercises  

  • Facilitated small circle discussions 

  • Short readings (required reading to complete before or during the session) 

  • Break times 

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Details

Dates: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Apr, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th May  

 

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm* on Saturdays   ​

 

Location: Your MOTHER Gallery, 26A Rowell Road. Nearest MRT - Farrer Park.  ​

 

Only 8 slots available per session! 

Recommended for ages 18 and up. 

 

*Do note that there will be a 30 min cut-off time for latecomers. 

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Pricing List 

Single Drop-In | SGD 38 

2 Sessions | SGD 72 (SGD 36 per class

4 Sessions | SGD 136 (SGD 34 per class

6 Sessions | SGD 192 (SGD 32 per class

8 Sessions | SGD 240 (SGD 30 per class

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Schedule and Syllabus for Apr-May 2024

 

The titles and quotes below provide a general sense of the theme of the session. Writing exercises and short readings that are related to the theme will be emailed to participants before the circle begins. The syllabus is subject to possible change at the discretion of the facilitator.  


 

6th Apr Sat | Connection 

“open the hand and give me the sweet dirty crumb / or give me perhaps the tender heart that sustains you” — Idea Vilariño, “Alms”

 

13th Apr Sat | Freedom 

“see how light that meadow is / not wanting to be other” 

— Eva Ribich, from the poetry collection “Along the border”

 

20th Apr Sat | Courage 

“This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed.”

— Terence McKenna

 

27th Apr Sat | Release 

“and then she was gone / and then she was growing”

— Naomi Novik, “Uprooted”

 

4th May Sat | Wonder

“I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.” 

— Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Farthest Shore”   

 

11th May Sat | Mystery 

“I made myself a vessel. I know its shape. But not the clay. Life danced me. I know the dances. But I don't know who the dancer is.” 

— Ursula K. Le Guin, “Tehanu”

 

18th May Sat | Remember 

“Words seldom stand alone / like us, they are encircled / by the spirits of their ancestors.”

— Yahia Lababidi, “Ancestors”  

 

25th May Sat | Rest 

"Be kind to your sleeping heart. / Take it out in the vast field of light / And let it breathe." 

— Hafiz, “Awake Awhile” 


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