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.

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Past Events
24
Apr

Apr 29, 2017

Sat
9.30am - 12.30pm

Telling stories to teenagers

Learn to tell stories to teenagers for them to manage matters involving fear, kindness, empathy, self-acceptance and open-mindedness in their lives.

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May 17 – 21, 2017

Wed – Sun

Singapore
Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2017

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2017

Do you write or illustrate stories for children? Are you looking for the hottest new trend in YA novels? Are you looking for the latest tips and techniques in early literacy? If so, the AFCC in Singapore is the place to be! You can explore the Asian market with publishing and media professionals, network with distinguished authors and illustrators, learn important information on early literacy from childhood experts, and find the latest books and content from Asia and beyond.

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Jun 3, 2017

Sat
10am - 1pm

Collaborative learning strategies for teaching reading

Use collaborative learning principles and teach children to engage in reading activities which are more supportive, encouraging and interactive

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Jun 17, 2017

Sat
9.30am - 5.30pm

Developing the perfect crime novel

Find out what the essential elements in a crime story are and get started on your own thriller or detective novel

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Jul 1, 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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Jul 3, 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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Jul 4, 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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Jul 6, 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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Jul 8, 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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