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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

[Jan 7]

Double or better your reading speed and experience memory improvements of up to 1200%, in as little as a day.

[Jan 14]

Go beyond just simply telling the story, get the children involved in the story using finger-play, oral refrains, action, music and rhythm.

[Mar 4]

Learn how to use games, songs and activities to tell Asian folktales steeped in Asian culture and history

[Mar 10 – 12]

All In! Young Writers Festival is an annual festival for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25. It brings together a wide array of writing mentors and industry players in publishing, broadcasting, blogging, digital and online writing, creative writing, screenwriting, theatre and journalism, among others, to meet, mingle and share their expertise with today’s young content creators.

[Mar 23 – 24]

Writers! Learn a wide variety of editing techniques through a range of practical assignments. Switch off your writer's brain and switch on your editor's brain!

[News | Blog]Newsworthy

A rewarding overseas trip to Jakarta, Country of Focus for AFCC 2017 [Nov 23]

On the morning of 11 November 2016, the AFCC and NBDCS team went on an overseas trip to Jakarta, the Country of Focus for the Asian Festival of Children's Content 2017!  Our first stop was the National Library, where we met with publishers, authors and illustrators. Ms Claire Chiang, the... Details

Speech by Mr R Ramachandran at the launch of Koh Chye Hock’s “The Chronicler” [Nov 7]

Good evening, friends. Hello, Chye, Filona, and Corey. Many thanks, Chye, for inviting me to speak at your book launch.  I have had the privilege of serving ginger tea and other titbits at my home, to several of you present, this evening. You had admired the shelves and... Details

BOOK LAUNCH: The LKY Story: Lee Kuan Yew: The Man Who Shaped the Nation [Oct 27]

Speech by Mr R Ramachandran, Guest of Honour during the launch of Lee Kuan Yew: The Man Who Shaped the Nation 25 Oct 2016, 7.00pm| Books Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City, Singapore Kajiya-san, MD Shogakukan Asia, the author Nabeta-san, the Illustrator Fujiwara-san, and friends, a very good evening to all of you.... Details

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