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is a non-profit, charitable organisation committed to addressing the needs of writers, publishers, storytellers, book suppliers, libraries as well as the reading & literary communities.
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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.
Copywriting workshop [Oct 27]
Acquire skills and techniques to write convincing, engaging copy which focuses on the calls to action and get the attention of readers! Website
Designed both for editors familiar with print publishing but now additionally charged with digital, and for ‘digital natives’ who may be less familiar with the publishing process. Website
E-mail marketing workshop [Nov 3]
Learn to effectively use e-mail marketing to promote your enews service, writing engaging copy and getting readers to click through. Website
This essential skills course is designed for new and aspiring editors wanting to thrive in this challenging environment, providing excellent guidance in core skills, from identifying publishing opportunities, to managing authors, planning, through to adapting core editorial skills for digital publishing. 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
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
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