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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.
Use collaborative learning principles and teach children to engage in reading activities which are more supportive, encouraging and interactive Website
Developing the perfect crime novel [Jun 17]
Find out what the essential elements in a crime story are and get started on your own thriller or detective novel Website
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. Website
Deepen your skills working with analysing texts, doing structural editing, line editing, proofreading and making your publication the best it can be. Website
Advanced manuscript editing [Jul 4]
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. Website
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
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… [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