Writing the CityA platform for exchange and showcase of UK and Singapore writers                 www.civiclife.sg/writingt...
Target Audience                         Leaders                • Ministers & Policymakers                  • Senior Manage...
Key Features           • Browse an extensive collection of creative  READ             writing from emerging and establishe...
Key Activities                  Showcase new        Bring literary arts                literary work and   experts from th...
Key Outcomes                  • Leading UK writers showcased at the Singapore Writers Festival                    and othe...
Key Partners                                  National Arts                                    Council                    ...
Questions   kay.vasey@britishcouncil.org.sg           +65 6470 7147
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British Council - Literature - Writing the City

  1. 1. Writing the CityA platform for exchange and showcase of UK and Singapore writers www.civiclife.sg/writingthecity
  2. 2. Target Audience Leaders • Ministers & Policymakers • Senior Management of Government & Non- Government Organisations Aspirants Influencers • Students and • Literary arts Graduates of literary Teachers, Writers, arts disciplines Publishers, Critics• General Public with and people involved an interest in the in the literary arts literary arts industry
  3. 3. Key Features • Browse an extensive collection of creative READ writing from emerging and established writers; writing tips; interviews with leading writers and find out about the latest trends from the UK literary arts scene. • Compose, store and share writing in one easy-to-use place WRITE • Edit and post work any time, anywhere from a computer or mobile phone • Take part in professional writing courses led by leading UK universities • Get feedback on new work from a supportive DISCUSS community of writers • Attend workshops and talks to discuss latest techniques and trends in the literary arts • Be part of a vibrant community of UK and Singapore writers, readers and publishedCONNECT authors • Take part in City Unwritten in which writers are paired with visual artists, filmmakers and games designers
  4. 4. Key Activities Showcase new Bring literary arts literary work and experts from the UK Singapore Writers INSPIRING ideas from the UK to share knowledge Festival in Singapore and expertise Create a platform Build a strong that facilitates cross- network of writersCONNECTING between the UK disciplinary and international Writing the City and Singapore collaboration Identify Promotion and CO- Broker strategic partnerships with organisations that wish to share support of the literary arts in CREATING key organisations expertise, networks Singapore and resources
  5. 5. Key Outcomes • Leading UK writers showcased at the Singapore Writers Festival and other literary events in Singapore between April 2011-AprilPresentation 2012 • Improved understanding of the UK as creative, innovative and relevant in the literary artsCollaboration • New literary work is co-produced between the UK and Singapore • New Singapore writers get their work published as a direct resultand Exchange of the existence of the Writing the City platformCultural Policy • UK universities work in partnership with Singapore organisations to offer tailor-made distance learning literary arts courses and • Policy on literary arts management and education influenced by the UK Leadership • Increase in UK literary arts being shown in Singapore
  6. 6. Key Partners National Arts Council Media Singapore Development Writers Festival Authority British Council Ngee Ann Straits TimesPolytechnic London College Birkbeck College of Communications
  7. 7. Questions kay.vasey@britishcouncil.org.sg +65 6470 7147

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