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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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Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2015

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2015

The 2015 Asian Festival of Children's Content is coming 30 May - 6 June.

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The Book Council
is a non-profit, charitable organisation committed to addressing the needs of writers, publishers, storytellers, book suppliers, libraries as well as the reading & literary communities.

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A Small Red Dot, A Big Melting Pot [Mar 10]

Singaporean author Lee Seow Ser has penned an article, "A Small Red Dot, A Big Melting Pot", for the March 2015 issue of the Singapore American newspaper. The article, which was published in the special SG50 issue, explores the multiculturalism and multiracialism in Singapore. It also features Malay Weddings Don'... Details

All In! Young Writers Media Festival 2015 [Mar 6]

On 28 February and 1 March 2015, over 320 participants turned up for NBDCS' All In! Young Writers Media Festival 2015! The 2-day festival, which was held at the new library@orchard at orchardgateway, featured a total of 21 speakers, 6 moderators, 11 panel and seminar discussions, and 5 workshops. Speakers included Felix Cheong, Ray Pang, Otto Fong, Verena Tay, Catherine Carvell and Samantha De Silva.  Details

Writing Children’s Books in Singapore [Feb 9]

Adeline Foo, one of Singapore's best-selling writers of fiction for young readers, shares her thoughts on how the children's book scene in Singapore has evolved since 2006. Read all about it in the February 2015 issue of the Singapore American newspaper, published by the American Association of... Details

[Calendar]Upcoming Events

[Apr 11]

This year, The Book Council launched an all-new literary arts initiative, titled Twilight Tales. These intimate sharing sessions for adults, held and hosted by friends in their homes, aims to feature well-known writers and/or story-weavers.  Our next session is on 11 April 2015, from 6.30pm, featuring Ms Suchen Christine Lim! For details, and to RSVP, please contact mabel@bookcouncil.sg by 30 March 2015.Details

[Mar 28]

An ideal workshop for beginner writers and illustrators who want to learn about the process of writing, translating,editing, generating ideas and creating illustrations for children's picture books. Website

[Apr 11]

The workshop is aimed at helping writers understand and refine how they depict characters particularly through the use of action. Website

[Apr 18]

Learn how to conduct reading activities which offer a fertile ground for dialogue between students and between students and teachers. Website

[May 6]

If you are a writer, a serious strategic plan can help you become a professional author! Learn to create a plan that helps you develop your ideas and initial writing into a body of work that is ready for publication. Website

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