Chen Cuifen

Chen Cuifen

Writer in Singapore, she/her

About

I love role-playing games, visual novels, liminal spaces, and most of all fantastic things.

Contact

Writing

2021

Golden Point Awards 2021, Honourable Mention (English Short Story Category)

2020
Off the Mat

Play, staged as part of Three Courses, ARTWALK Little India 2020

2020

Creative nonfiction
(Vol 22 No 1)

2019

Short story in the anthology “In This Desert, There Were Seeds”

2019

Winner, Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition 2019
Short story in the anthology “Pleasure to Burn”

2018

Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2018, 1st Prize

Awards

2021
LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence (MA category) from LASALLE College of the Arts
2007
Jacques Berthoud Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay from University of York

Side Projects

2022

I am a judge for the Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition 2022.

2019

In September 2019, I was guest blogger for Margaret River Press, writing about writing and life.

2019
Contributor at Asian Books Blog

I was a contributor to Asian Books Blog’s “Lion City Lit” column in 2019, interviewing writers and recapping events.

Speaking

2022
Communications, writing and the arts at Raffles Girls' School Careers Day
Singapore
2020
Writing with empathy at The Tapestry Project
Singapore
2020
LaSaturday: Art School Stories at #BuySingLit 2020
Singapore
2019
Careers in communications at Raffles Institution (Junior College) Careers Day
Singapore
2019
Launch of "In This Desert, There Were Seeds" at Singapore Writers Festival
Singapore
2018
Poeming the Paint, Painting the Poem: Ekphrastic Poetry at Fourth Graduate Student Conference on Visual Culture
Singapore
2018
You Can Learn That in School: Readings from Singapore's University Creative Writing Programmes at Singapore Writers Festival
Singapore

Education

2018 — 2021
MA with Distinction, Creative Writing at LASALLE College of the Arts
Singapore

Degree awarded by Goldsmiths, University of London

2007 — 2008
MA with Distinction, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture at University of York
United Kingdom
2004 — 2007
BA (Hons) First Class with Distinction, English and Related Literature at University of York
United Kingdom