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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.
We at the Book Council love reading in public, and we love it when a day is dedicated to reading in public. Luckily for us, today, the 28th of August, is International Read Comics in Public Day, so we totally did that! Our six readers answered three questions about... Details
You can now easily access archives of 50 years of local Tamil literature - ranging from published novels to poems to short stories - in public libraries and on NLB's BooksSGportal! In commemoration of SG50, a collection of 350 Tamil literary works of Singapore from 1965 to 2015 has been digitised... Details
Calling for recommendations for bird-themed picture books for the 2016 AFCC annotated bibliography! Details
This workshop for children aged 10 -15 will help them learn about Memoir Poetry and acquire the necessary tools and techniques for writing in a more literary style. Website
Through hands-on exercises of writing, participants will be able to familiarise themselves with a range of writing styles and techniques spanning from T S Eliot to Maya Angelou Website
This workshop is ideal for writers and illustrators who want to understand how to develop plot and language to create an unforgettable story for young readers aged 0 to 6. Website
Speech writing [Oct 3 – 10]
Some core speechwriting skills explored in this workshop include persuasion, audience engagement, rhythm, and effective editing. Website
Advanced Manuscript Editing [Oct 15]
A masterclass on some of the great techniques that great writers have used to recraft and finesse their work. Website