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Writing Dialogue with Suffian Hakim

Sunday, 12 August
4pm to 5.30pm
Apple Orchard Road

Join novelist Suffian Hakim, hailed as one of the most creative young voices in Singaporean literature, as he shares the key ingredients for writing great dialogue. You’ll brainstorm ideas and note them down using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Then explore new writing techniques and discover how to pen interesting conversations that bring your storytelling to life.

This event is part of Apple’s Red Dot Heroes series featuring performances by Tabitha Nauser and Sezairi, a live art workshop by André Wee and a music workshop by Jasmine Sokko. 

Suffian Hakim


Suffian Hakim woke up one day and realised that he had inadvertently become an adult. In the ensuing panic, he began a career in writing. His debut novels, Harris bin Potter and the Stoned Philosopher and The Minorities, have established Suffian as an emerging powerhouse in Asia’s literary scene, with The Straits Times describing him as “undoubtedly one of the most whimsical, creative and unpretentious young voices in Singapore literature”. Before finding success as an author, Hakim lent his ideas to television shows such as Random Island and The Noose, local publications Esquire and August Man, and brands such as StarHub and Johnnie Walker.