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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
Twilight Tales #12 Wendy Tan
Programmes by NBDCS
Aug 22 (Tue), 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Come meet Wendy Tan, author of Wholeness in a Disruptive World: Pearls of Wisdom from East and West! The non-fiction book, written after her physical breakdown from trying to “do it all”, combines the wisdom of East and West thinking, along with extensive interviews with leaders and executives. Wendy is an entrepreneur, speaker and mother of three school-going children.  A big thank-you to the good folks at The Co. for hosting this event!  Admission is free. To register, click here. 

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.

Winning Presentations and Body Language Skills
Training by ALAP
Sep 16 (Sat), 9:30am – 5:30pm

Start to make an impression in presentation skills whether it's a sales pitch, a company presentation, a networking session or an informal social function?

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 (for iPad or Android tablet users)
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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Thank-you and farewell

Thank-you and farewell [Jul 28]

Dear friends, I am calling it a day. At the recent Annual General Meeting held on 14 July, my retirement as Executive Director (ED) from the National Book Development Council of Singapore (The Book Council) was announced by our Chairperson, Ms Claire Chiang. My last day with the organisation is on 31... Details

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

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