About

History

The Singapore Writers’ Group was founded by Alice Clark-Platts in January 2012 at the Pigeon Hole café on Duxton Hill in Singapore.

 

Membership

There are more than fifty official members from Singapore and around the world. Visit our members page to learn more about them. Visit our membership page to learn how to join us.

Our meetup.com group, which is open to anyone, includes hundreds of casual participants.

 

Regular Events for Everyone

Every month we hold a social gathering at a restaurant or cafe. Sometimes writers read aloud from their works in progress. Mostly we just chat! It is appreciated if attendees purchase some food or drink to support the venue.

Visit the SWG meetup.com page to find out when and where the next social gathering will be held. They are usually on the first Tuesday evening of the month.

 

Regular Events for Members

Our core events are critique group meetings, which are restricted to members only.

The meetups are listed on the SWG meetup.com page and are held at members’ homes. Each member shares a portion of his or her current work-in-progress ahead of the meeting so that other members have a chance to read it and prepare feedback to be shared during the meeting.

Currently, there are regular critique group meetups for:

  • general fiction
  • fiction for children and young adults
  • science-fiction, fantasy and romance
  • short stories
  • flash fiction
  • poetry

In the past, we have also had critique groups for:

  • mystery and suspense fiction
  • narrative non-fiction
  • fan fiction
  • completed manuscripts

Whether we have a group for a particular type of writing depends on whether people are available to coordinate and host the meetings.

Sometimes there are also meetings for members who wish to meet up to write quietly together or who want support and encouragement for pitching completed projects.

 

Special Events

The group organises free and paid events exclusively for paid members. These include workshops, author talks and holiday parties.

 

Publications

In 2014 the group published an anthology of short stories called Rojak after a local dish that combines a variety of ingredients in a kind of salad. The anthology is available for purchase on Amazon.

The 2015 anthology, which was written with the Hong Kong Writers’ Circle, is called Tales of Two Cities. The anthology is available for purchase at Ethos Books.

Swaglit is a magazine of literary loot for writers in Singapore.

 

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