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Fun with Asian Folktales [Mar 4]
Learn how to use games, songs and activities to tell Asian folktales steeped in Asian culture and history Website
All In! Young Writers Festival 2017 [Mar 10 – 12]
All In! Young Writers Festival is an annual festival for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25. It brings together a wide array of writing mentors and industry players in publishing, broadcasting, blogging, digital and online writing, creative writing, screenwriting, theatre and journalism, among others, to meet, mingle and share their expertise with today’s young content creators. Website
Writers! Learn a wide variety of editing techniques through a range of practical assignments. Switch off your writer's brain and switch on your editor's brain! Website
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth…exploring the world of creative non-fiction [Mar 25 – 26]
Writers! Bring imagination and creativity to telling the truth through your literary non-fiction or narrative non-fiction stories. Website
Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2017 [May 17 – 21]
Do you write or illustrate stories for children? Are you looking for the hottest new trend in YA novels? Are you looking for the latest tips and techniques in early literacy? If so, the AFCC in Singapore is the place to be! You can explore the Asian market with publishing and media professionals, network with distinguished authors and illustrators, learn important information on early literacy from childhood experts, and find the latest books and content from Asia and beyond. Website
Often, a picture relates to the reader first, before the words do. The Book Illustrators Gallery, also known as BIG, is a yearly illustration exhibition that takes place as part of NBDCS' annual Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC). Many visitors, we're told, have been... Details
What happens when you bring together 23 artistic students from Singapore and some very curious high school students from Japan to create a picture book? Singapore students from art and design schools, together with Hakuba High school students, outside Hakuba High School Magical moments such as these, occur! All... Details
Remembering Mrs Rama [Dec 27]
We are so sad today upon the passing of Prema (or Mrs Rama as we called her), the wife of our Executive Director Mr Rama. In my five years at the Book Council, I met Mrs Rama several times a year, usually at Deepavali, and again when the staff were... Details