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Collins with writer Akshita Nanda at the launch of Loss Adjustment in Singapore

2022 March.

Linda Collins is Runner-up in the Mslexia Poetry Contest (single poem) in the UK. Judge, Pascale Petit. January.  World Chinese translation right to Loss Adjustment sold by Ethos Books Singapore to Beijing Guangchen . Deal brokered by Grayhawk Literary Agency.

2021 November.

Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in Poetry.

Singapore Writers Festival panellist

Auckland Writers Festival guest speaker. ‘Life and loss: Collins & Colquhoun’.

Nonfiction NOW conference: Ethics hui/roundtable participant

Samaritans of NZ: skills development talk on Loss Adjustment and suicide prevention.

Oamaru Library: Launch of NZ edition of Loss Adjustment

Petronella’s Bookstore, Lake Tekapo: Talk on suicide prevention and Loss Adjustment.

2021.

Singapore Writers Festival panellist.

Reading Series speaker at Yale-NUS with Commonwealth Short Story prize winner Parashar Kulkarni.

https://artsandhumanities.yale-nus.edu.sg/news-events/general/reading-series-parashar-kulkarni-linda-collins/

PleaseStay.movement: meetings with Singapore agencies and government ministry representatives to advocate for youth suicide prevention.

Palmerston, NZ: Library talk.

Storm media writers’ webchat: https://storm-asia.com/wedwebchat-report-authors-publishers/

2019.

Launch of Loss Adjustment at The Moon, Singapore

Singapore Writers Festival panellist.

Mental-health discussion and book signing, Wardah Books.

City Book store. https://www.facebook.com/ethosbooks/photos/this-weekend-linda-collins-will-be-in-conversation-with-poet-and-educator-jolene/10156681481213105/

Corporate:

  1. Mastercard mental-health panel. Red Hat mental-health panel. Visa Card Gay Pride mental-health panel.

Awards: 

2022. Runner-up, Mslexia Poetry Contest (single poem).

2021. Shortlisted for Bridport Prize in Poetry.

2020. Loss Adjustment shortlisted for the Singapore Book Awards.

– International Excellence scholarship from the University of East Anglia, UK.

2019. Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Very Short Story contest for ‘Lavender’.

2018. Shortlisted for the Hachette Australia trans-tasman mentorship. Long-listed for the New Zealand flash fiction awards.

Judging:

Nonfiction judge of the Yale-National University of Singapore literary awards 2020. https://writerscentre.yale-nus.edu.sg/literary-awards/

 

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