SLP 2020

Singapore literature prize 2020: Call for submissions

Singapore's most prestigious literary award is back and we are on the lookout for the best of SingLit.  

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Celebrate Children’s Stories This Festive Season!

Celebrate Children's Stories this festive season!

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AFCC 2019 Draws To A Close!

Thank you for making the 10th edition of afcc a huge success!

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SBC Campus

SBC Campus

SBC Campus is our school outreach programme that brings Singapore Literature closer to students.

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#BuySingLit 2019 Highlights

The #BuySingLit 2019 highlights video is up!

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THE FIRST 50 YEARS OF THE NBDCS

VIEW THE FIRST 50 YEARS OF THE NBDCS ONLINE!

 

The First 50 Years of the NBDCS

SLP 2018 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK

View the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 Commemorative Book online! 

 

Commemorative Book  SLP Highlights Video

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The Book Council Bulletin

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[Calendar]Upcoming Events
Food is Life! A Food and Life Writing Workshop
Academy by SBC Academy
Feb 8 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Food is Life! A Food and Life Writing Workshop

Most Singaporeans are foodies, but food is about a lot more too - family, culture, relationships, significant life events. For anyone who has ever felt passionately about a dish, a food culture or an ingredient, join Melissa De Silva in this workshop to explore its significance in your life.

Food is Life! A Food and Life Writing Workshop
Training by SBC Academy
Feb 8 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Food is Life! A Food and Life Writing Workshop

For anyone who has ever felt passionately about a dish, a food culture or an ingredient, this workshop invites you to explore its significance in your life.

Conversation with a Book Cover Designer
Academy by SBC Academy
Feb 13 (Thu), 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Conversation with a Book Cover Designer

In this lecture, Xavier Comas will shed light on the process of creating a book cover. He will be sharing stories from his three decades of experience as a designer that will amuse, surprise and even shock you. This lecture is suitable for anyone interested in books and visual arts. 

Conversation with a Book Cover Designer
Training by SBC Academy
Feb 13 (Thu), 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Conversation with a Book Cover Designer

Xavier Comas will be sharing stories from his three decades of experience as a designer that will amuse, surprise and even shock you.

Book Cover Design: The Birth of Ideas
Academy by SBC Academy
Feb 14 – 15 , 9:30am – 5:30pm

Book Cover Design: The Birth of Ideas

Sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday, from 9:30am-12:30pm and 9:30am-5:30pm respectively. Reverse the conventional process of designing your book cover: instead of creating a cover for a story, you will create a story from a cover. This workshop is targeted at professional creatives who want to explore the boundaries between written and visual storytelling.

Book Cover Design: The Birth of Ideas
Training by SBC Academy
Feb 14 – 15 , 9:30am – 5:30pm

Book Cover Design: The Birth of Ideas

This workshop is targeted at professional creatives who want to explore the boundaries between written and visual storytelling.

S.E.A. Write Talks 2020: Perjalanan Penulisanku
Awards by Singapore Book Council
Feb 15 (Sat), 4:00pm – 5:30pm

S.E.A. Write Talks 2020: Perjalanan Penulisanku

Dalam perbualan ini, Peter Augustine Goh akan berkongsi pengalamannya yang luas, yang menjangkau masa lebih 40 tahun dalam sumbangannya yang berkesan kepada dunia penulisan di Singapura dan di Malaysia. In this conversation, Peter Augustine Goh will share his vast experience in various literary genres, spanning over 40 years of impactful contribution to both Singapore and Malaysia Malay literary scenes.

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A PICTURE THAT WAS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

A PICTURE THAT WAS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS [Dec 31]

By Wee Li Shyen Diploma in Creative Writing for Television & New Media Singapore Polytechnic A photo of Sun Yat Sen in his family home was the inspiration for Tjio Kayloe’s first book (Photo of Tjio Kayloe by Wee Li Shyen) An aged photo sparked one man’s inspiration and kicked off a five-year journey…Details

CREATING COMMUNITIES THROUGH WRITING

CREATING COMMUNITIES THROUGH WRITING [Dec 31]

By Raine Koh Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Poet Theophilus Kwek grew up in a family of doctors but prefers to give back to the community via his writing. (Photo credit: Raine Koh) Theophilus Kwek has come a long way from when he first discovered his passion for writing. He…Details

THE MAKINGS OF A SINGAPOREAN WRITER

THE MAKINGS OF A SINGAPOREAN WRITER [Dec 31]

By Hidayah Iskandar Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic Tan Hwee Hwee’s novels have brought her accolades but fiction writing is on hold for now because she says the process make her feel so lonely. (Photo credit: Hidayah Iskandar) Novelist, journalist, editor, copywriter. As…Details

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