Festivals

The Book Council’s festivals are for everyone who are passionate about the literary arts. Every year, we present a plethora of dynamic workshops, masterclasses, seminars and performances to learn from and enjoy at the same time.

Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

AFCC, through its conferences and activities, provides the opportunity and platform to explore the entire spectrum of children’s content starting from content creation to distribution and to consumer consumption. With over 100 speakers and 600 delegates, AFCC is the place to meet writers, illustrators, producers, media professionals and educators from Asia and around the world.

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All In! Young Writers Festival

All In! Young Writers Festival

An annual festival for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25, All In! aims to give young writers the chance to meet their peers and get advice from established professionals from a variety of writing paths, including playwriting, screenwriting, blogging, creative writing, and journalism.

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Past festivals
Singapore International Storytelling Festival (SISF)

Singapore International Storytelling Festival (SISF)

The longest running storytelling festival in Asia, SISF hopes to revitalize the art of storytelling and bring it further into the mainstream. SISF hosts a range of events, from masterclasses for the professional storyteller to workshops for non-professional storytellers who bring stories into their daily lives, as well as storytelling showcases and performances that offer audiences colourful and insightful stories from around the world.

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Asian Expressions (AEX)

Asian Expressions (AEX)

Asian Expressions (AEX) celebrates writing in Asian languages and encourages reading, writing and publishing in Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

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AP Writers’ 7th International Conference

In association with the National Book Development Council and Yale-NUS, the Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Association will be holding its annual conference in Singapore, at The Arts House. The focus is on Creative Writing and Literary Translation in the Asian Century and it is a gathering of authors, literary translators, publishers and others interested in networking and exploring ways to expand their readerships across cultures. Programmes include keynotes, panels, workshops, cultural events and free public readings. 

This event is co-organised by  APWriters, NBDCS and The Arts House.

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