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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

Asian Festival of Children’s Content

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

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[Calendar]Upcoming Events
ALAP-IPA IP Knowledge Series: Copyright & e-Publications
Training by ALAP
Aug 18 (Fri), 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Join us for this workshop if you wish to acquire a deeper understanding of issues relating to copyright ownership, infringement, defences and enforcement in the digital world.

Read me a story: Crafting reading aloud skills
Training by ALAP
Aug 19 (Sat), 9:30am – 5:30pm

Pull the words off the page and bring them to life! Learn the elements that make up great reading aloud sessions.

Speed Read & Remember More
Training by ALAP
Sep 2 (Sat), 9:30am – 5:30pm

Double your reading speed and experience memory improvements within a day.

Improvising stories - before creation comes imagination!
Training by ALAP
Sep 23 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Learn to improvise stories using your life experiences and memories, playing games and telling the stories orally

Creating Your Own ePix Books
Training by ALAP
Oct 7 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

iPad and Android tablet users can learn to use a free app named TinyTap to create an ePix book which they can view and use online or print into a professional looking book.

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[News | Blog]Newsworthy
The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival

The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival [Feb 21]

For someone with a teaching background, it was challenging to make the transition from academia to project management. I was grateful that my media background came in handy when I joined NBDCS, and especially when I was tasked to manage the All In! Young Writers Festival, immediately after its run... Details

A Peek Into the Life of an Awards Manager

A Peek Into the Life of an Awards Manager [Feb 14]

I have been with the Book Council for nearly three years, and have been running the awards programmes since then. It’s been a pretty wild ride, especially in my first year when I was thrown in the deep end and made to run the newly-expanded Singapore Literature Prize... Details

Food, fantasy, and Indonesia…

Food, fantasy, and Indonesia… [Jan 24]

Last year, as part of the festivities for NBDCS' literary festival for children's books, the Asian Festival of Children's Content, we brought back our popular online illustration contest, the afccSKETCH, to encourage both budding and established illustrators from around the world to submit creative and original artworks. ... Details

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