Creative Writing as Healing - with Deborah Emmanuel
Join Singaporean poet Deborah Emmanuel in this 2-part workshop & discover new ways to use creative writing in your healing process.

Session 1: 27 May 2020, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Session 2: 10 June 2020, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Please note that you will need to attend both sessions as this is a 2-part workshop.

A lot has been said about the power of the arts to change the world, bridge cultural divides and empower the disenfranchised. In this workshop series, we will walk down a quieter path to discover how engaging in the arts can act as a gentle and compassionate form of healing.

Join Deborah Emmanuel as she explores the different methods of writing that you can practice to process the difficult emotions and experiences that arise when preparing for the end of life. The workshop will be conducted in English, though you are welcome to write in any language and in any form. Please note that we will only be able to provide feedback for pieces in English.

This workshop is meant for patients, caregivers, friends & family of those who have been touched by terminal illness. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are also welcome to attend.

Those who are keen to workshop their poems for the A Thousand Cranes anthology are encouraged to attend.

About Deborah Emmanuel

Deborah Emmanuel is a Singaporean poet, multidisciplinary artist and professional speaker. She has been invited to things like the Barcelona International Poetry Festival, Q Berlin Questions, TEDx Singapore and she has even toured with Sarah Kay. Deborah has written 3 books; When I Giggle In My Sleep (2015), Rebel Rites (2016) and Genesis Visual Poetry Collection (2018). When not writing or performing poetry, she also makes music with Mantravine and Kiat, creates movement pieces, teaches workshops, paints/illustrates and devises independent theatre.


instagram challenge

Sometimes, the only thing you need to get through a tough time is a few kind words from your loved ones. Make someone’s day by dedicating a crane to them and sharing your message on Instagram. You can download the Instagram Story template here.

If your dedication is for someone who has been touched by palliative care, it could also find its way into a page of the A Thousand Cranes anthology. Simply fold a crane, post it on Instagram with your dedication, and hashtag #athousandcranessg! Tag @singlitstation and @aphn_secretariat to be included. The first 100 eligible entries will be included in the book as part of a dedications page.