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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.
Drawing Stories《绘本简介》 [Jul 14]
On 11 July 2015, a Mandarin storytelling and illustration session by Low Joo Hong was held at Clementi Public Library, where children aged 5-12 got the chance to design their own picture book characters. The workshop was organised by the Promote Mandarin Council and... Details
Beyond Words 2015! [Jun 17]
Beyond Words 2015 is Looking for Malay and Tamil Children's Books and Young Adult Novels! Details
Credit for World-class libraries goes to Mr Lee Published on May 1, 2015 1:15 AM TO ME, as part of the pioneer generation, the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew is indeed very sad. I grew up with his towering presence and inspiring eloquence. As a librarian and a book person, I find... Details
Create vibrant characters that your audience can immediately recognise and appreciate by learning to be a more acute observer of the sights and sounds within your environment. Website
This workshop will clarify the different types of narrative perspective that are possible as well as give pointers on how to choose the form most appropriate for your fictional/non-fictional story. Website
Copyright and Licensing: A Practical Workshop [Aug 3 – 4]
Learn about the key aspects of copyright and licensing in the publishing world including the role of copyright and the importance of the author-publisher contract. Website
Did I hear you write? [Aug 15]
This workshop will show how speaking, listening and reading activities can be woven into the writing process, to engage pupils in a holistic language learning environment. Website
A good Sci-Fi story is dependent on plausible plots, a vivid setting or 'world' as well as memorable characters. Pick up basic concepts, approaches and story/world creation ideas. Website