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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 2016

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016

The 2017 Asian Festival of Children's Content is coming 17 — 21 May.

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[Calendar]Upcoming Events

[Oct 7 – 8]

Learn to use social media platforms and multi-media blogs to showcase your organisation's business activity, create content and deliver services online, inspire and engage staff and clients, develop new networks and business leads, and access free professional development.

[Oct 7]

The Ministry of Law and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) have proposed some changes to Singapore’s Copyright Act. Join us at this public forum to learn what these changes will entail, and make sure your voice is heard in this very important discussion that will affect writers, illustrators, publishers and other content creators in Singapore. Admission is free.  Details of the proposed changes to the Act can be found here:

[Oct 9]

This interactive session will highlight a range of creative and engaging online tools, communities and services which provide opportunities to develop teachers’ and pupils’ digital literacy skills

[Oct 15 – 16]

Creative non-fiction, also known as literary non-fiction or narrative non-fiction, allows writers to bring imagination and creativity to telling the truth. Some of the thematic exercises from the workshop will be brought together in a short e-anthology that will be produced after the course.

[Oct 16]

Pull the words off the page and bring them to life in this short course that focuses on the elements that make up great reading aloud sessions. Using audio recordings and marked texts, readers brush up their vocal skills and prepare a performance of their own by the end of the course.

[News | Blog]Newsworthy

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016 [Jun 8]

Having Fun with Languages 14 – 15th May 2016   More than 200 children and their parents enjoyed a weekend of storytelling activities celebrating their mother tongue languages – Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The activities were part of the Fun with Languages programme organised under the 2016 Asian Festival of Children’s... Details

New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 [Jan 26]

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

Ms Claire Chiang’s Speech to SCBWI Japan [Dec 2]

The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) Board of Advisors recently took a trip to Tokyo, Japan, to meet with various friends and partners who will be appearing and helping out at AFCC 2016. They toured the city and its suburbs and solidified plans for the event. During an... Details

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