The Singapore Book Council (1968-2018)
1968 – 2018

We celebrate 50 years of promoting Singapore literature! The Book Council is a charity focused on Building Our Imagine-nation to develop creativity, imagination and original thought by supporting the creation of local stories through writing, reading, illustrating & storytelling.

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Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

Asian Festival of Children's Content

Early bird promotion now till 31 July! The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) returns this Sep 6 to 8! Enjoy 15% – 20% discount now!

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OPEN CALL: Launch Your Children’s Book At AFCC!

OPEN CALL: Launch Your Children's Book At AFCC!

For more information, head over to our AFCC page.

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Singapore Book Council Academy

Singapore Book Council Academy

The Academy offers quality training in skills upgrading for the publishing and literary arts sector.

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Training Room For Hire

Training Room For Hire

To book our Training Room, please download the Training Room Booking Form and email the completed form to [email protected].

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The Book Council Bulletin

The Book Council Bulletin

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[Calendar]Upcoming Events
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

Storytelling with Papercraft
Training by ALAP
Jul 7 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Explore how paper can be used as origami, fold-and-cut, a scroll and more to spice up storytelling activities

Improvising Stories - Stories with Structure!
Training by ALAP
Aug 25 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Learn techniques in playing games and telling the stories orally, to trigger your imagination and memories which you will then use to create stories

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2018
Festivals by NBDCS
Sep 6 – 8

Country of Focus: Singapore 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.

Show, Don’t Tell  -Know how to let your writing flourish
Training by ALAP
Sep 15 (Sat), 9:30am – 5:30pm

The workshop will consider the use of exposition and descriptive writing as well as how to reveal character, plot and theme in a manner that evokes feeling and keeps the reader engaged!.

Masterclass on Advanced Copy-editing and Proofreading for Fiction and Non-fiction
Training by ALAP
Sep 17 – 18 , 9:30am – 5:30pm

In this two-day workshop, participants will work at an advanced level with a variety of text types, and hone their techniques for ensuring that each element of the text is the shape it should be

Storytelling to Develop Emotional Intelligence
Training by ALAP
Oct 6 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Develop emotional intelligence through the magical world of storytelling and learn how to choose and craft stories to help children understand different types of emotions.

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