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Having Fun with Languages 14 – 15th May 2016 More than 200 children and their parents enjoyed a weekend of storytelling activities celebrating their mother tongue languages – Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The activities were part of the Fun with Languages programme organised under the 2016 Asian Festival of Children’s... Details
Call for Manager Position [Mar 1]
The Book Council is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join the team to work on a wide variety of projects, including festivals, Awards, Programmes, and literary arts courses. Send in your application if you are interested in joining the Book Council’s staff team. Details
New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 [Jan 26]
From 7-17 January 2016, the National Book Development Council of Singapore led a group of Singapore authors to represent the country at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi! These authors are: Coonoor Kripalani, Damyanti Biswas, Nur-el-Hudaa Jaffar,... Details
Craft lyrics for your song, combine with a melody and perform in this second part of the workshop. Website
Twilight Tales #7 Cyril Wong [Aug 6]
Twilight Tales is a series of cosy literary gatherings and "meet-the-author" sessions for adults. Organised four times a year by The Book Council, each session will feature a well-known Singaporean author/poet. Join us in bringing the literary arts to the neighborhoods, and in unraveling the power of stories! This time, the featured poet is Cyril Wong. This session will be moderated by Christine Chia. The venue is kindly provided by Salon du Sens. Date: 6 August 2016 (Saturday) Time: 6 - 7.30pm Venue: Salon du Sens (formerly known as The Music Salon), 49 Niven Road, Singapore 228397 Admission is FREE but registration is required. Limited seats available. To register, e-mail email@example.com by 27 July 2016. =================================== About this session Cyril Wong has been called a confessional poet, according to The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry, based on his "anxiety over the fragility of human connection and a relentless self-querying". He is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of poetry collections such as Unmarked Treasure, Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light, The Dictator's Eyebrow, After You and The Lover's Inventory. He has also published Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories and a novel, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza. Cyril has served as a mentor under the Creative Arts Programme and the Mentor Access Project, as well as a judge for the Golden Point Awards in Singapore. A past recipient of the National Arts Council's Young Artist Award for Literature, he completed his doctoral degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore in 2012. At Twilight Tales, Cyril will share his thoughts on the creative processes behind his latest poetry collection, The Lover's Inventory. Guests are welcome to interact with him and ask questions during the Q&A session. This session will be moderated by Christine Chia, author of The Law of Second Marriages and Separation: a history. Details
Experience and plan pre and post reading activities for upper primary and lower secondary level. Website
Creating a winning book cover [Aug 25 – 26]
Learn about the fascinating design process and be involved in visual and verbal brainstorming to generate ideas and concepts that set the basis to create a great book cover. Website
Learn how to tell stories to children using unusual props made with recycled and natural materials, Website