Singapore Creative Writing Residency Workshop – Instructions for a Journey
Miriam Bird Greenberg leads a short, collaborative workshop investigating the archetypal journey, whose echoes are deeply embedded in culture, from fairytales to the intimate stories of economic migrants in Hong Kong and American hobos alike. Writer-participants will read selections from journey texts both mythic and mundane, including The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola, then collaborate to produce a guidebook to the afterlife.
The Singapore Creative Writing Residency is co-organised by The Arts House and the National University of Singapore University Scholars Programme.
About the Resident:
Miriam Bird Greenberg is an American poet and the author of In the Volcano’s Mouth and All Night in the New Country. Recipient of fellowships from the US National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, she has written about nomads, hitchhikers, and hobos living on America’s margins, and is currently at work on a fieldwork-derived book of poetry about the economic migrants and asylum seekers of Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she is the 2017-2018 Singapore Creative Writing Resident.