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Silver Writing: Write Your Own Folktale

A pilot programme by The Arts House for seniors interested in creative writing and storytelling

Kamini's workshop will train seniors in the delivery of their stories

Date: 22 Nov 2013

9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: The Arts House

$50 (for 10 sessions, inclusive of Singapore Writers Festival 2013 Pass)


Silver Writing aims to provide lifelong learning for senior citizens through the art of creative writing. This 10-session programme is especially catered for seniors who are interested in writing and storytelling.

Organised by The Arts House in collaboration with U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age), the weekly workshops provide seniors with the basic tools of creative writing, as well as opportunities to visit Singapore’s historical places of interest to gain inspiration for their writing. They will also get to meet both local and international writers with a special trip to the Singapore Writers Festival in November! Seniors will also get a chance to read their completed works in a special showcase at the end of the programme at The Arts House.

This pilot programme uses fairytale and folk tale as a starting point for the writing exercises. Drawing on the stories they grew up with, seniors can learn to craft them into a story and tell them to their grandchildren.

Kamini Ramachandran's Storytelling Workshop is the 8th session out of 10 sessions – this workshop is to help prepare the senior participants to read their works in public and to provide an added dimension to the story i.e. thinking of writing in such a way that it can be performed.