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Writing Novels and Short Stories


Popular local writer, Dr. Chuah Guat Eng, gave a talk on “How to Read and Write Short Stories and Novels” at the Ipoh Swimming Club recently. It was organised by Perak Academy under its Perak Lectures series. The audience consisted mainly of the young and not so young and most were there for a reason. They wanted to learn the basics of writing short stories. Some of the writer’s notable books are “Echoes of Silence”, “Days of Change” and “The Old House” – titles which were familiar to the eager listeners. Chuah’s presentation was packed with details on how to get started and useful pointers, especially for beginners and those who have an aversion to writing. It was laced with jokes and innuendos, which kept the 120-odd listeners glued to their seats. She paid tribute to great novelists such as E.M. Foster, Stendhal and Vladimir Nabokov while alluding to their writing styles and techniques. This inspired the crowd and judging from their mood, they had definitely benefited from the expose. The session ended with Chuah signing her books, which were on sale.


Ipoh Swimming Club Introduces Laughter Workshop


Ipoh Swimming Club recently held a laughter workshop for its members which was launched by YB Dr Lee Boon Chye the MP for the Gopeng Constituency.

The workshop which was conducted by laughter guru Jeya Jeyaratnam was well attended by its members.

According to club President Dato’ Daniel Tay the purpose of the workshop was to introduce an alternative and fun exercise for its members.

The saying “Laughter is the best Medicine” might have its merits as research has shown.

That laughter can lower blood pressure, encourage better sleep and even tone up stomach muscles. So keep on laughing.