About the facilitators
Eliza Teoh is the national bestselling author of the Ellie Belly series of children’s books. She was a Singapore Press Holdings scholar and has worked as a journalist and sub-editor at The Straits Times and Today newspapers. Eliza has given talks on English and creative writing to over 60 schools in Singapore and has conducted workshops in schools such as Raffles Girls Primary, Nan Hua Primary, Montfort Junior and CHIJ Kellock. Known for her fun teaching style, Eliza has for the past three years been one of the facilitators of the GEP's annual Creative Writing Programme.
Radhika Dhawan Puri
Radhika Dhawan Puri is an award-winning business journalist. While working in India, she won the World Press Institute Media fellowship, which is a fellowship awarded to journalists annually around the world, to travel around the United States and better understand the country. In 2002, she won the Polestar award, an Indian award for excellence in journalism, for her coverage of the Internet phenomenon that year. She moved to Singapore in 2007 and worked as a research associate at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. She is the author of Mountain of Fire and The
Yong Shu Chiang
Yong Shu Chiang has been in the publishing industry for more than 20 years. He was a journalist with Today newspaper, and has also worked for SPH Magazines as a senior editor. From 2014 to 2016, he was the editor of NS Man magazine. From 2011 - 2013, he was the Assistant Director, Literary Arts Division & Singapore Writers Festival, National Arts Council. Currently a commissioning editor/director at Bubbly Books, Shu Chiang has played a big role in identifying and mentoring new authors, helping them improve on their writing and guiding them to complete their first novels.
David, who is more popularly known as Wolfe, is an artist, sculptor, author and educator. A PSC scholar, David has taught history and art history at Raffles Junior College and been a lecturer at Republic Polytechnic. He is known for his artwork in the Ellie Belly series of books. His artwork can also be found in publications by the NLB, MOE, Ministry of Defence and Singapore museums. He is also the author/illustrator of Nightmare on Eat Street.