AFCC is back from 5-8 Sep 2019!

Our Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) marks its 10th edition this year. Come take part in over 70 sessions as we celebrate the theme "Diversity". Enjoy 25% early bird discount now till 31 Jul!

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June & July Workshops

Academy June & July Workshops

Check out our lineup of new and exciting workshops on translation, illustration, creative writing and storytelling coming your way in June and July!

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Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab | Flash Fiction: From Portfolio to Pitching

Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab is back for June!

Flash Fiction: From Portfolio to Pitching is a 3-day writing bootcamp designed for aspiring writers to better their understanding of story development and revision, pitch presentation as well as portfolio structuring.

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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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Training Room For Hire

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The Book Council Bulletin

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[Calendar]Upcoming Events
Safe Space Stories
Training by SBC Academy
Jul 7 – 28 , 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Safe Space Stories fosters a space for group writing in which all voices are equally heard and appreciated. It is a safe s pace to encourage creativity in writing, freedom from criticism, and affirmation of everyone’s voice.

生动讲故事班: 如何让孩子着迷于华文故事 (Vivid Storytelling: Engaging Children with Chinese Stories)
Training by SBC Academy
Jul 27 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

The course will explore the different ways of storytelling. Participants will be introduced to storytelling in Chinese using creative methods such as props, nursery rhymes and tangrams.

Write Your Memoir Now
Training by SBC Academy
Aug 17 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Learn the techniques of how to shape your personal milestones into vivid and memorable narratives for the reader.

Travel Writing in the Digital Age
Training by SBC Academy
Sep 14 (Sat), 9:30am – 5:30pm

In the age of 'Instagram points' and commercialisation of traditional hospitality seen in the rise of Airbnb, what can a travel writer now write about?

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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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