Who are you?
I’m Gen. For the past couple of years, I’ve been involved in the growing arts, heritage and writing scene in Singapore as a writer and a museum docent.
Is this your day job?
I wish! In my professional life, I’ve chalked up more than a decade of experience in the education sector. Sometimes, parts of that life might seep into this blog.
What’s this blog about?
It’s a space to document some of the wonderful things that have been happening on this sunny isle in the arts, heritage and writing scene.
I want to give these events the wider reach that they deserve. I want to encourage more people to step into museums and have fun. I want to get people of all ages and from all backgrounds to read the marvelous local writing we have, and also to write their own.
Are you qualified?
I’m simply one of many visitors, museum volunteers and writers.
I have a Masters of Creative Writing and a Masters in Education (Curriculum and Teaching). I have created and led educational programmes in contemporary art, architecture and design and hope to be more involved in museum education some day, but I write as one very much behind the line at all these great events. A wanderer who is always in wonder.
Is this another parenting/cafe hopping/fashion blog?
You say you’re a writer? What do you write?
This is the third person bio I having been using so far. It’s pasted here so I know where to find it in times of desperation:
Genevieve WONG has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the City University of Hong Kong. Several of her stories have been published by The Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Math Paper Press. She was a runner-up in British Council’s Writing the City competition, judged by Madeleine Lee, for “Travelweary”, which has been inspired by her travels. In 2014, she co-edited a poetry book with Ethos Books, and won the ‘best of prose’ 2014 prize in Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. She also collated, wrote for and edited a commemorative SG50 book on 50 Years of English in Singapore Schools, which was launched in 2015.
How do I contact you?
I’m always up for collaborations, event and exhibition invites, inane random conversations and generally crazy-fun creative mishmashes just to make life that bit more exciting, so drop me a line in the form below.