23 Jul 2022 (Sat.) / SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, The Main Deck, Level 3

A "Meaningful" Writing Class: A Creative Writing Word-Shop by Nabilah Said

Event Details

Can paper have a personality or point of view? What if paper had a voice? Write something from the perspective of paper in this workshop by artist and writer Nabilah Said and ponder the relationship you have with this humble material. Participants are asked to bring something made of paper that is meaningful to them.

A “Meaningful” Writing Class: A Creative Writing Word-Shop by Nabilah Said is part of the programming for the exhibition, Superfluous Things: Paper. To find out more about the exhibition, visit www.singaporeartmuseum.sg.

In this workshop, participants will:
  • Explore the functionality, materiality and abstract concepts related to paper
  • Write a piece of creative text from the perspective of paper
  • Learn and develop a greater sense of empathy for the stories of others

Tools and materials provided:
  • Paper, markers, and pens
  • Participants can also choose to work on their personal laptops/devices.

A minimum number of participants is required to start this workshop, please see the Admission Policy below.

You may also be interested our other upcoming workshop by Nabilah Said - in A Collection of Meaningless-ness: A Creative Writing Word-Shop.

About the Artist

Nabilah Said is a Singapore-based playwright, editor and artist who works with text as material across different forms. She has worked with Teater Ekamatra, The Necessary Stage, T>:Works, and multiple independent theatre collectives. She is currently under commission of Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne. Her years of working as a Straits Times arts correspondent, the editor of regional arts publication, ArtsEquator, and various capacities within the visual, literary and performing arts scenes have allowed her to develop her voice as a cultural commentator in Singapore.
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  • Only those aged 15 and above may participate. You may be required to show proof of age using photo identification upon admission.
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  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the workshop.
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  • A minimum number of participants is required to start the class. The confirmation email for the workshop will be sent to you. Please note that this is separate from the purchase confirmation which will be sent to you upon registration. 
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