2013: Blasting Ahead!
2013 is a year of writing, lots of it, as I focus on my MFA in Creative Writing with the City University of Hong Kong. In the meantime, life continues as usual with conducting workshops and storytelling:
New Writing, New Publication
My short short, 'Connoiseur', has been published in Twenty-Four Flavours: Sushi, a new Math Paper Presss anthology of 250-word flash fiction that has just come out in April 2013. For more information and how to purchase, please click here.
New Guise for an Old Story
My short story, 'Fast Food 1979: Portrait of an Old Lady' (which appears in my short story collection, Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light), has just been published online on the Birbeck, University of London, Writers’ Hub website.
Causeway Exchange 2013 (Georgetown Festival, Penang)
I will be telling stories from Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light as well as launching the book during Causeway Exchange 2013 in Penang at Sekeping Victoria on 21 & 22 June 2013. As part of this exchange, I will be telling folktales from Singapore and Malaysia to children on the afternoons of 22 & 23 June 2013, also at Sekeping Victoria. For more details, please visit the MoonShadow Stories website or the Causeway Exchange website.
Supernatural Storytelling on 31 October 2013
MoonShadow Stories will be conducting a storytelling performance, based on my story, 'The Land', that appears in Spectre. The performance will take place at the Play Den, The Arts House. More details will be announced later.
My books available online
My books published by Math Paper Press (In the Company of Heroes, Victimology, Spectre and Balik Kampung) can now be purchased online via http://booksactually.bigcartel.com/. Please do check out this new and exciting website!
artBITE interview by OKTO
At the end of 2012, I was interviewed for OKTO. To view the clip, please visit http://video.xin.msn.com/watch/video/artbites-playwright-verena-tay/1tthr62h7.
Events & Workshops
No upcoming events.
6 February 2012 (Mon), UncategorizedIt is amazing how mankind has evolved in such a way that we are very dependent on sight as one of our five senses. For those of us who were born sighted, we use this faculty a great deal to filter our perception of the universe. And yet we are often reminded that all that [...]
Quest for Solitude
9 January 2012 (Mon), UncategorizedI read two things lately that have struck me as significant. The first is an online essay about the qualities of an introvert: apparently, introverts are quiet because their brains are hardwired to absorb a lot of information all at once and do not need the same degree of external stimulation as an extrovert, lest [...]
‘Tis the Season…
22 December 2011 (Thu), UncategorizedIn my younger days, I could stride into shops, battle for hours with the crowd to get the best deals and emerge happy and contented. Gone are those times. Last Sunday, I went looking for my last Christmas presents. I entered only one mall. One department store, two shops and two hours later, I had [...]