SP students turn childhood struggles into children’s books
11 Sep 2018
Article featured SP’s Diploma in Creative Writing for TV & New Media (DTVM) alumna, Genevieve Ng, and SP’s DTVM second-year student, Judith Toh. Genevieve shared how her shyness and low self-esteem inspired her to co-write the book, The Rainbow Child – which tells the tale of a little girl who is not afraid to show her true colours. She added that she finally overcame her shyness with the encouragement of family and friends, and through writing. On the other hand, Judith was inspired by her struggle with being too self-conscious when she was younger to co-write the book, Smile – which tells the story of a girl who embraces what she has lost. She hopes the story will send a message to young children that one’s inner self is more important than the outward appearance. A total of five books, which were written by SP’s DTVM alumni and students during a Creative Story Making module in their first year at SP, were launched at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) last Friday. SP is the only tertiary institution from Singapore to be selected to showcase and launch its creative pieces at AFCC this year. This is also the first time that SP has brought out some of its students’ works as a series of books.
[The New Paper, p12]