The Migrant Writers of Singapore organised a three-session workshops called Sound Advice: The Fundamentals of Producing a Podcast, which aimed to introduce to participants the basics of producing their very own podcasts. They learned about the elements that form the foundation of a show, such as choosing the right format for a series, understanding recording space and even how they can get the best out of their guests.
The workshops were facilitated by Kyle Ong and Wayne Ree, the creators of the award-winning audio series Ghost Maps. The first two sessions were conducted on 15 January 2023 and 12 February 2023 both at Sing Lit Station. The third session was held at Centre 42 on 12 March 2023 wherein the attendees had an opportunity to have a glimpse of an actual studio and equipment, and they also got a chance to experience recording themselves.
As a result of the workshops held, we have created a podcast series named Bridging World Through Words where migrants and local came together to have a conversation on different topics which was pre-recorded on 16 April 2023 at Centre 42.
Being one of the participants since session one, I came to realise many important pointers not only about creating a podcast. What the facilitators have taught can also be applied on other areas that I am interested in like how to get a good quality of recording an audio at home for my poetry recital as well as I could use the tips they’ve shared about making use of different platforms for promotions. For example, I can make use of the learnings when I venture into a business in the future, how I can promote it on social media. Such workshops do not only develop skills as a writer or performer but it also gives concrete ideas one can make use of in other aspects of their lives.
Migrant Writers of Singapore put collective efforts on bringing various workshops that may help migrants to find and nurture their interests, develop their talents as well as to help them build up their confidence amidst challenges. I felt greater confidence within me to go out and have a conversation with people, to bring out the amazing stories they have, to share a space where everyone’s stories are recognised and valid, to wander with the skills learned and create wonders in this world we live.
Thank you so much to The Majurity Trust and Sing Lit Station team for supporting and providing the necessary assistance for another wonderful project by the Migrant Writers of Singapore.