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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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All-In! Young Writers Media Festival

All-In! Young Writers Media Festival

10–12 March 2017

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Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016

The 2017 Asian Festival of Children's Content is coming 17 — 21 May.

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[Calendar]Upcoming Events

[Mar 4]

Learn how to use games, songs and activities to tell Asian folktales steeped in Asian culture and history

[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.

[Mar 23 – 24]

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!

[Mar 25 – 26]

Writers! Bring imagination and creativity to telling the truth through your literary non-fiction or narrative non-fiction stories.

[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.

[News | Blog]Newsworthy

Love to illustrate? Here’s a BIG opportunity to showcase your work [Jan 17]

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

Creating picture book stories in Japan [Jan 10]

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

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