Blog Listing: Literacy

The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival

The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival [21 Feb 2017]

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

Speech by Mr R Ramachandran at the launch of Koh Chye Hock’s “The Chronicler” [7 Nov 2016]

Good evening, friends. Hello, Chye, Filona, and Corey. Many thanks, Chye, for inviting me to speak at your book launch.  I have had the privilege of serving ginger tea and other titbits at my home, to several of you present, this evening. You had admired the shelves and... Details

BOOK LAUNCH: The LKY Story: Lee Kuan Yew: The Man Who Shaped the Nation

BOOK LAUNCH: The LKY Story: Lee Kuan Yew: The Man Who Shaped the Nation [27 Oct 2016]

Speech by Mr R Ramachandran, Guest of Honour during the launch of Lee Kuan Yew: The Man Who Shaped the Nation 25 Oct 2016, 7.00pm| Books Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City, Singapore Kajiya-san, MD Shogakukan Asia, the author Nabeta-san, the Illustrator Fujiwara-san, and friends, a very good evening to all of you.... Details

New Delhi World Book Fair 2016

New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 [26 Jan 2016]

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

International Read Comics in Public Day!

International Read Comics in Public Day! [28 Aug 2015]

We at the Book Council love reading in public, and we love it when a day is dedicated to reading in public. Luckily for us, today, the 28th of August, is International Read Comics in Public Day, so we totally did that!   Our six readers answered three questions about... Details

Drawing Stories《绘本简介》

Drawing Stories《绘本简介》 [14 Jul 2015]

On 11 July 2015, a Mandarin storytelling and illustration session by Low Joo Hong was held at Clementi Public Library, where children aged 5-12 got the chance to design their own picture book characters.  The workshop was organised by the Promote Mandarin Council and... Details

Have you been to Twilight Tales?

Have you been to Twilight Tales? [27 Apr 2015]

In this post, writer and blogger Damyanti chronicles her enlightening experience at the recent Twilight Tales session organised by NBDCS. Read her blog to find out her thoughts on the "intimate affair", her favourite bits from Ms Suchen Christine Lim's readings, and other highlights of... Details

Writing Children’s Books in Singapore

Writing Children’s Books in Singapore [9 Feb 2015]

Adeline Foo, one of Singapore's best-selling writers of fiction for young readers, shares her thoughts on how the children's book scene in Singapore has evolved since 2006. Read all about it in the February 2015 issue of the Singapore American newspaper, published by the American Association of... Details

SEA Write Award 2014

SEA Write Award 2014 [20 Jan 2015]

2014 SEA Write Award winner Haresh Sharma wrote a short piece on his experiences in Bangkok during the SEA Write Award Week. In case you don't know, Mr Sharma is the Resident Playwright of The Necessary Stage, and he has written over 100 plays, many of which have been staged internationally... Details

Reaching Out Beyond the Region: Singapore is Guest of Honour for 2015 New Delhi World Book Fair

Reaching Out Beyond the Region: Singapore is Guest of Honour for 2015 New Delhi World Book Fair [14 Aug 2014]

Celebrating 50 years of cordial diplomatic relations in 2015, India has invited Singapore, through the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS), to be the Guest of Honour for the upcoming New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), from 14 to 22 February 2015. The Guest of Honour is one of the key highlights of the... Details