Calendar: Upcoming Events

The Book Council organises festivals, workshops and events related to writing, publishing, storytelling, reading and many more. To stay updated, join us on our various platforms. ALAP, our training arm, has a comprehensive website for the workshops.

The calendar also lists local literary events that are not organised by us. Know of an event that should be listed here? Let us know!

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Jun
Training by ALAP

1 July 2017

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Writing picture books with young children

Learn how to use picture books to teach pre-schoolers and also learn to use an online tool, 'Story Jumper', to create your story-book.

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Programmes by NBDCS

1 July 2017

Sat
5:00pm – 6:30pm
That Spare Room @ The Fabulous Baker Boy

Twilight Tales #11 Balli Jaswal

Join us at this cosy literary gathering and meet Balli Kaur Jaswal!

Balli is the author of Inheritance, which won the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelist Award in 2014, and Sugarbread, a finalist for the 2015 inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Her third novel, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, was released internationally earlier this year. She has been a writer-in-residence at the University of East Anglia and Nanyang Technological University.

To register, email [email protected] by 28 June 2017.

Training by ALAP

3 July 2017

Mon
9:30am – 5:30pm

Honing your craft: Advanced copy-editing and proof-reading

Deepen your skills working with analysing texts, doing structural editing, line editing, proofreading and making your publication the best it can be.

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Training by ALAP

4 July 2017

Tue
9:30am – 5:30pm

Advanced manuscript editing

In this masterclass, you will take a look at the techniques great writers use to recraft and finesse their work; and find those that work for you. Learn to identify the sins of ‘bad’ writing that dilute the ‘wow’ factor.

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Training by ALAP

6 July 2017

Thu
9:30am – 5:30pm

Managing an editorial project

An editorial manager has to 'wear many hats' and consider several factors such as schedules, budget, content and team dynamics before 'sending the book to press'. Learn the essential skills here!

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Training by ALAP

8 July 2017

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Wonders of wordless books

What can you do with a picture book without words? There are limitless storytelling possibilities for participants to engage children in a creative story-building process.

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Training by ALAP

15 July 2017

Sat
9:30am – 5:30pm

Powerful memory techniques in 1 day: Double or better your memory - guaranteed

Learn proven, scientifically sound techniques that can help you significantly improve your memory, information management and clarity of thought

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Training by ALAP

18 August 2017

Fri
2:00pm – 5:00pm

ALAP-IPA IP Knowledge Series: Copyright & e-Publications

Join us for this workshop if you wish to acquire a deeper understanding of issues relating to copyright ownership, infringement, defences and enforcement in the digital world.

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Training by ALAP

19 August 2017

Sat
9:30am – 5:30pm

Read me a story

Pull the words off the page and bring them to life! Learn the elements that make up great reading aloud sessions.

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