Festivals

The Book Council’s festivals are for everyone who are passionate about the literary arts. Every year, we present a plethora of dynamic workshops, masterclasses, seminars and performances to learn from and enjoy at the same time.

Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) is an annual festival that promotes and advocates the creation, development and appreciation of quality Asian stories for children and young adults. Organised by the Singapore Book Council, the festival's main programmes comprise conference presentations, panels, masterclasses, workshops, and lectures. AFCC also features a book fair showcasing a diverse selection of books from Singapore, Asian and international publishers, as well as a line-up of free public programmes. 

AFCC is a unique event in Asia that provides an opportunity for various practitioners, including writers, illustrators, translators, editors, publishers, academics, teachers, librarians and parents to meet, learn, hone their craft, and develop cross-cultural collaborations.

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Singapore International Storytelling Festival (SISF)

Singapore International Storytelling Festival (SISF)

The longest running storytelling festival in Asia, SISF hopes to revitalize the art of storytelling and bring it further into the mainstream. SISF hosts a range of events, from masterclasses for the professional storyteller to workshops for non-professional storytellers who bring stories into their daily lives, as well as storytelling showcases and performances that offer audiences colourful and insightful stories from around the world.

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Asian Expressions (AEX)

Asian Expressions (AEX)

Asian Expressions (AEX) celebrates writing in Asian languages and encourages reading, writing and publishing in Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

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AP Writers’ 7th International Conference

In association with the National Book Development Council and Yale-NUS, the Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Association will be holding its annual conference in Singapore, at The Arts House. The focus is on Creative Writing and Literary Translation in the Asian Century and it is a gathering of authors, literary translators, publishers and others interested in networking and exploring ways to expand their readerships across cultures. Programmes include keynotes, panels, workshops, cultural events and free public readings. 

This event is co-organised by  APWriters, NBDCS and The Arts House.

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