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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
Writing picture books with young children
Training by ALAP
Jul 1 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Learn how to use picture books to teach pre-schoolers and also learn to use an online tool, 'Story Jumper', to create your story-book.

Twilight Tales #11 Balli Jaswal
Programmes by NBDCS
Jul 1 (Sat), 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us at this cosy literary gathering and meet Balli Kaur Jaswal! Balli is the author of Inheritance, which won the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelist Award in 2014, and Sugarbread, a finalist for the 2015 inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Her third novel, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, was released internationally earlier this year. She has been a writer-in-residence at the University of East Anglia and Nanyang Technological University. To register, email [email protected] by 28 June 2017.

Honing your craft: Advanced copy-editing and proof-reading
Training by ALAP
Jul 3 (Mon), 9:30am – 5:30pm

Deepen your skills working with analysing texts, doing structural editing, line editing, proofreading and making your publication the best it can be.

Advanced manuscript editing
Training by ALAP
Jul 4 (Tue), 9:30am – 5:30pm

In this masterclass, you will take a look at the techniques great writers use to recraft and finesse their work; and find those that work for you. Learn to identify the sins of ‘bad’ writing that dilute the ‘wow’ factor.

Managing an editorial project
Training by ALAP
Jul 6 (Thu), 9:30am – 5:30pm

An editorial manager has to 'wear many hats' and consider several factors such as schedules, budget, content and team dynamics before 'sending the book to press'. Learn the essential skills here!

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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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