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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.
On 25-26 September 2015, the Book Council exhibited a booth at the Early Childhood Conference & Carnival (ECCC) 2015 at the Suntec City Convention Centre Halls 401+402! At our booth (G5), we met with many preschool teachers, parents, and members of the public, and shared with them interesting information... Details
Storytelling sessions in August [Sep 7]
On 29 August 2015, Fanny Lai shared stories about growing up in Changi Village. The Mandarin storytelling session, co-organised by the Book Council, was an eye-opening experience for younger participants who were not familiar with kampong life! The children were able to try traditional snacks and games such... Details
We at the Book Council love reading in public, and we love it when a day is dedicated to reading in public. Luckily for us, today, the 28th of August, is International Read Comics in Public Day, so we totally did that! Our six readers answered three questions about... Details
Speech writing [Oct 3 – 10]
Some core speechwriting skills explored in this workshop include persuasion, audience engagement, rhythm, and effective editing. Website
Twilight Tales #4 - Felix Cheong [Oct 10]
Come join us at Twilight Tales, a literary gathering and meet-the-author session organised by the Book Council! This time, the guest writer is Singaporean author and poet Felix Cheong, recipient of the National Arts Council (NAC) Young Artist Award for Literature in 2000. Felix has written ten books, including four volumes of poetry and two young adult novels. His third poetry collection, Broken by the Rain, was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize, and his collection of short stories, Vanishing Point, was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award in 2013. At Twilight Tales, Felix will share his thoughts on the creative writing process, and also touch on his latest satirical flash fiction Singapore Siu Dai and Singapore Siu Dai 2. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. As seats are limited, please RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 October 2015. Event: Twilight Tales Date: 10 October 2015 (Sat) Time: 6.30pm – 9pm Venue: Bukit Timah area Guest Writer: Felix Cheong Host and Moderator: Ken HicksonDetails
Advanced manuscript editing [Oct 15]
A masterclass on some of the great techniques that great writers have used to recraft and finesse their work. Website
Managing an editorial project [Oct 16]
This course is for you if you manage or are going to manage an editorial project and need to know how to make the best use of your team, budget, time and resources. Website
The workshop will allow teachers and facilitators to acquire the necessary tools and techniques for helping students improve their literary style and explore more creative ways of expressing themselves. Website