The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival
21 Feb 2017 [Events, Literacy, Literature]
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...
A Peek Into the Life of an Awards Manager
14 Feb 2017 [Awards]
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...
Food, fantasy, and Indonesia…
24 Jan 2017 [Art, Children’s, Events]
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...
Love to illustrate? Here’s a BIG opportunity to showcase your work
17 Jan 2017 [Art, Children’s, Events]
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&rsquo...
Creating picture book stories in Japan
10 Jan 2017 [Art, Books, Projects, Travel]
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...
Remembering Mrs Rama
27 Dec 2016 [Articles]
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-end message from the Executive Director, NBDCS
20 Dec 2016 [Articles]
Dear supporters of The Book Council, Thank you for your kind support of our programmes and activities in 2016. This year has been really a good one for us at the National Book Development Council of Singapore. The following programmes,...
What children’s book illustrators can look out for at AFCC 2017
13 Dec 2016 [Children’s, Events]
Did you know that The Book Council is filled with people with varied talents and interests? For example, Judi likes creating poems and repurposing old bags, Adan enjoys writing and reading heaps of comics, and Mabel likes editing (hehe…...
A cosy evening with Pooja Nansi at NBDCS’ Twilight Tales
6 Dec 2016 [Events]
Have you attended NBDCS' Twilight Tales? On 26 November 2016, Pooja Nansi, author of two collections of poetry, and recipient of the Young Artist Award, shared with us inspirations behind some of her literary works, including those from Love...
A rewarding overseas trip to Jakarta, Country of Focus for AFCC 2017
23 Nov 2016 [Events]
On the morning of 11 November 2016, the AFCC and NBDCS team went on an overseas trip to Jakarta, the Country of Focus for the Asian Festival of Children's Content 2017! Our first stop was the National Library, where we...