Here’s an interesting article on published local women writers. They write steampunk! I am quite excited. This post was written by Joyce Chng – “A Voice in the Dark?” Please do check it out, support local writers, because after all, we’re local writers too (or at least we would like to be right?), and we do want people to support us.
Joyce Chng is a local writer, she has published an online book called A Wolf’s Tale. Lovely lady, I met her at last year’s Spore Con at Pasir Ris East CC – we had a panel discussion on genre publishing in Singapore. Check out her blog, a couple entries back, there’s a call for submission to a local anthology you may be interested in. Or if you’re just interested in the anthology, it’s call The Ayam Curtain.
I’ll start with the sharing. Here’s a poem I came up with last night just after I went to bed (I tend to do that – get inspiration just when I’m about to sleep). So here goes:
Welcome aboard the Train of Thought!
We cover the Overlaps of
Imagination and Speculation!
We rattle on elevated tracks
via the Villages of Logic,
and echo through the underground tunnels
of Sordid City!
See the glorious views of
The Plains, Valleys, and Mountains of Emotion!
Our cabins are varied and guaranteed to be
A Unique eXperience!
We have comfy, familiar cars,
or you may prefer the newer,
more refreshing ones,
we have sleeper bunks
and impersonal plastic
mass rapid transit for a
Loneliness in a Crowd Cliché Adventure.
Come one, come all!
We may not guarantee a definite
Point for Alighting,
and we may switch tracks a lot,
but we do promise
a splendid way to spend your time,
[Disclaimer: as our trains run on
Subconscious Will n’ Mind™,
side effects may include
A/N: An author’s note here, I see a brightly coloured train in the style of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory in my mind.
Last night I went for Poiesis, a poetry slam, which is a fascinating concept. Not that I could ever dare to do the same myself – standing on a stage to perform my poem is quite daunting to me. But if you guys are interested in going to watch (we could go together), there’s a monthly poetry slam (free event) at Blu Jaz, 11 Bali Lane, 2000 – 2200, last Thursday of every month. The Budding Writers League was there yesterday as well. I’ve added my name to their contact list, and you can join them if you want.
EDIT (5 Mar 2012): The Budding Writers League has a writing competition for March, if you’re interested.