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Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing

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.

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All-In! Young Writers Media Festival

All-In! Young Writers Media Festival

16–18 March 2018

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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

Asian Festival of Children’s Content

The next AFCC will be held from 5 to 9 September 2018

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We have moved!

We have moved!

From 15 September 2017, find us at 90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053

Our new telephone number is +65 6342 5119 and the closest MRT station is Mountbatten on the Circle Line. 


[Calendar]Upcoming Events
Role of Animals in Books for Children and Youths
Training by ALAP
Apr 28 (Sat), 9:30am – 11:00am

Learn and discuss about the portrayal of animals in children's books and how nonhuman animals might be more realistically portrayed in children's literature

Journaling – a Workshop on Writing for Wellness
Training by ALAP
May 12 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

If you have had a taste and appreciation of writing as a salve, this workshop on journaling will help you discover some good practices and ideas on how to deepen the experience.

Improvising Stories - Stories to Remember!
Training by ALAP
May 19 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

In this hands-on workshop for adults, you will become aware of how important it is to use information from your senses to create/tell appealing and memorable stories.

Writing Contemporary Haiku and Haibun
Training by ALAP
May 26 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Newcomers and experienced writers can enter into a fascinating journey to learn about Haiku and Haibun, literary art forms originating from Japan

Drawing for a Living: Opportunities & Challenges
Training by ALAP
Jun 23 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

This fun and interactive course is designed for illustrators wanting to break into the exciting business of freelance illustration

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[News | Blog]Newsworthy
The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival

The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival [Feb 21]

For someone with a teaching background, it was challenging to make the transition from academia to project management. I was grateful that my media background came in handy when I joined NBDCS, and especially when I was tasked to manage the All In! Young Writers Festival, immediately after its run... Details

A Peek Into the Life of an Awards Manager

A Peek Into the Life of an Awards Manager [Feb 14]

I have been with the Book Council for nearly three years, and have been running the awards programmes since then. It’s been a pretty wild ride, especially in my first year when I was thrown in the deep end and made to run the newly-expanded Singapore Literature Prize... Details

Food, fantasy, and Indonesia…

Food, fantasy, and Indonesia… [Jan 24]

Last year, as part of the festivities for NBDCS' literary festival for children's books, the Asian Festival of Children's Content, we brought back our popular online illustration contest, the afccSKETCH, to encourage both budding and established illustrators from around the world to submit creative and original artworks. ... Details

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