Singapore Literature Prize 2018

A huge Congratulations to the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 Award Winners!

Check out the winners for this year here.

Winners List   Photos from Award Ceremony

#BuySingLit 2019 Open Call

#BUYSINGLIT 2019 OPEN CALL

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Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

Asian Festival of Children's Content

Early bird promotion extended till 12 August! The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) returns this Sep 6 to 8! Enjoy 15% – 20% discount now!

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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

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

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The Singapore Book Council (1968-2018)

THE BOOK COUNCIL
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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[Calendar]Upcoming Events
Celebrating Our Writers: The Journey of the Singapore Literature Prize
by SBC
Jul 16 – Sep 9

Discover  the  history  of  the  Singapore  Literature  Prize.  From  its  inaugural  edition  in  1992,  the  Singapore  Literature  Prize  has  been  awarded  to  over  60  writers  across  three  genres  – poetry,  fiction,  creative  nonfiction – in  four  languages: English,  Chinese,  Malay  and  Tamil.  The  prize  has  also  launched  the  careers  of  many  writers  in  its  26-year  history.  Come  and  celebrate  Singapore’s  literary  legacy  through  the  writers  and  their  works  in  this  exhibition  on  the  history  of  Singapore’s  most  prestigious  literary  prize.

From Pitch to Publication Masterclass
Training by SBC Academy
Aug 18 (Sat), 9:30am – 5:30pm

Literary agents will help to demystify the publication process and give the authors of completed manuscripts invaluable tips on how best to present and pitch their work to publishers.

Improvising Stories - Stories with Structure!
Training by SBC Academy
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

Meet The Publishers: Picture Book Publishing
by SBC
Aug 25 (Sat), 10:00am – 12:00pm

This session will be on Picture Book Publishing by Mr Edmund Wee from Epigram Books.  Do come to the Writers Lounge, Book Council premises on 25 Aug 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm.

AFCC 2018 Public Programme | Memories of Kwan Shan Mei
by SBC
Aug 25 (Sat), 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Memories of Kwan Shan Mei Speakers: Lee Yeow Heng, Edwin Ng, Lim Geok Leng, Wendy Toh  Moderator: Oscar Ng Hwee Leng  Kwan Shan Mei lived and worked in Singapore from 1963 to 1999, creating many classics such as the Moongate series, the Adventures of Mooty the Mouseand Animal Frolics. But her readers did not know much about her as she was a very private person. Join us for an intimate afternoon of sharing by friends and ex-colleagues as they reminisce about the consummate illustrator. This session is presented in conjunction with the Kwan Shan Mei: Drawing From The Heart exhibition, as part of the 9th edition of the Asian Festival of Children's Content.

AFCC 2018 Public Programme | Children Magazines and Stories in Singapore
by SBC
Aug 25 (Sat), 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Children Magazines and Stories in Singapore Speakers: Edgar Liao, Li Zhiping Kwan Shan Mei was a pioneer in illustrating children stories in books, magazines and textbooks in Singapore. However, she did not work in a vacuum. From the 1950s to the 1980s, the publications for children and youth were very varied - from the UK weeklies of Beano, Dandy and Look and Learn to the Chinese periodicals such as World Children and Children's Paradise and the youth magazines like The Young Malayans and Youth Monthly, these reading materials aimed to shape the hearts and minds of the young of a new nation. This panel will explore the rich reading culture of that period. This session is presented in conjunction with the Kwan Shan Mei: Drawing From The Heart exhibition, as part of the 9th edition of the Asian Festival of Children's Content.

Meet The Publishers: Comics Book Publishing
by SBC
Sep 1 (Sat), 10:00am – 12:30pm

This session will be on Comics Book Publishing by Ms Lim Li Kok from Asiapac Book. Do come to the Writers Lounge, Book Council premises on 1 Sep 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm.

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