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Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing

Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing

The Academy of Literary Arts and Publishing Singapore offers quality training in skills upgrading for the publishing and literary arts sector.

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Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016

The 2016 Asian Festival of Children's Content is coming 25 May — 29 May.

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Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016 [Jun 8]

Having Fun with Languages 14 – 15th May 2016   More than 200 children and their parents enjoyed a weekend of storytelling activities celebrating their mother tongue languages – Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The activities were part of the Fun with Languages programme organised under the 2016 Asian Festival of Children’s... Details

New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 [Jan 26]

From 7-17 January 2016, the National Book Development Council of Singapore led a group of Singapore authors to represent the country  at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi! These authors are: Coonoor Kripalani, Damyanti Biswas, Nur-el-Hudaa Jaffar,... Details

Ms Claire Chiang’s Speech to SCBWI Japan [Dec 2]

The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) Board of Advisors recently took a trip to Tokyo, Japan, to meet with various friends and partners who will be appearing and helping out at AFCC 2016. They toured the city and its suburbs and solidified plans for the event. During an... Details

[Calendar]Upcoming Events

[Jul 30]

Craft lyrics for your song, combine with a melody and perform in this second part of the workshop.

[Aug 6]

Twilight Tales is a series of cosy literary gatherings and "meet-the-author" sessions for adults. Organised four times a year by The Book Council, each session will feature a well-known Singaporean author/poet.  Join us in bringing the literary arts to the neighborhoods, and in unraveling the power of stories!  This time, the featured poet is Singapore Literature Prize 2016 winning poet Cyril Wong. This session will be moderated by Christine Chia. Admission is FREE but registration is required. Limited seats available. To register, e-mail mabel@bookcouncil.sg by 2 August 2016.

[Aug 20]

Experience and plan pre and post reading activities for upper primary and lower secondary level.

[Aug 25 – 26]

Learn about the fascinating design process and be involved in visual and verbal brainstorming to generate ideas and concepts that set the basis to create a great book cover.

[Aug 27]

Learn how to tell stories to children using unusual props made with recycled and natural materials,

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