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.
The Book Council Bulletin
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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.
Asian Festival of Children’s Content
The next AFCC will be held from 5 to 9 September 2018
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.
Festivals by NBDCS
All In! Young Writers Festival is an annual festival for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25. It brings together a wide array of writing mentors and industry players in publishing, broadcasting, blogging, digital and online writing, creative writing, screenwriting, theatre and journalism, among others, to meet, mingle and share their expertise with today’s young content creators. Website
Training by ALAP
Deep dive into your stories and go on journey of self-discovery and boost your profile as a writer. Website
Festivals by NBDCS
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. Website
Thank-you and farewell [Jul 28]
Dear friends, I am calling it a day. At the recent Annual General Meeting held on 14 July, my retirement as Executive Director (ED) from the National Book Development Council of Singapore (The Book Council) was announced by our Chairperson, Ms Claire Chiang. My last day with the organisation is on 31... Details
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
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