The Singapore Writers’ Group was founded by Alice Clark-Platts in January 2012 at the Pigeon Hole café on Duxton Hill in Singapore.
Our meetup.com group, which is open to anyone, includes hundreds of casual participants.
Our core events are monthly social gatherings, which are open to members and nonmembers, and critique group meetings, which are restricted to members only.
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 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.
Meanwhile, various critique group meetings 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.
There are currently separate critique meetups that focus on:
- general fiction
- narrative non-fiction
- fiction for children and young adults
- science-fiction, fantasy and romance
- short stories (morning meetings)
- short stories (evening meetings)
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.
The group organises free and paid events exclusively for paid members. These include workshops, author talks and holiday parties.