Chiew-Siah Tei

Training Area: Glasgow

Chiew-Siah Tei is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright.  She learned film theory through formal education, acquiring a masters degree in media culture (film studies) in the 90s and a doctorate in creative writing and film studies from the University of Glasgow in 2007.  In between studies, Tei received professional trainings in screenwriting from BBC Scotland’s Migration Screenwriting Program, and later attended Phil Parker’s training courses for tutors of short film and feature writing, in 2006 and 2010.  She is thus a UK Film Council accredited trainer in screenwriting.

Tei’s works include the script for Nightswimmer (2000), which won Best Short Film at Vendome International Film Festival.  Her play, Three Thousand Troubled Threads, was staged at the Edinburgh International Festival 2005.  In 2008, Little Hut of Leaping Fishes, her literary experiment of transferring filmic images on to the pages, was published by Picador.  The book was listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize prior to its publication and shortlisted for Best Scottish Fiction.  She is currently working on her second book, to be published in 2011.

Chiew-SiahTei is available to teach screenwriting and lead creative writing workshops, as well as reading sessions, in Glasgow and its surrounding area.

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