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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

[Feb 25]

This time, we're featuring Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, author of an epistolary novel, two hybrid works, and seven poetry collections. A former journalist, he has edited more than fifteen books and co-produced three audio books. Among other accolades, Desmond is the recipient of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, National Indie Excellence Book Award, Poetry World Cup, Singapore Literature Prize, two Beverly Hills International Book Awards, three Living Now Book Awards, and seven USA Regional Excellence Book Awards. He helms Squircle Line Press as its founding editor.  This session will be moderated by poet and critic Daryl Lim Wei Jie. Admission is FREE, but registration is required. Limited seats available. To join, email [email protected] 

[Feb 28]

Learn about Intellectual Property (IP) risks and challenges that exist in social media platforms and protect your IP rights while building your brand online.

[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!

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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

Love to illustrate? Here’s a BIG opportunity to showcase your work [Jan 17]

Often, a picture relates to the reader first, before the words do. The Book Illustrators Gallery, also known as BIG, is a yearly illustration exhibition that takes place as part of  NBDCS' annual Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC). Many visitors, we're told, have been... Details

Creating picture book stories in Japan [Jan 10]

What happens when you bring together 23 artistic students from Singapore and some very curious high school students from Japan to create a picture book?  Singapore students from art and design schools, together with Hakuba High school students, outside Hakuba High School Magical moments such as these, occur!  All... Details

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