The Singapore Book Council (1968-2018)
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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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

Asian Festival of Children's Content

The next AFCC will be held from 6 to 8 September 2018

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OPEN CALL: Launch Your Children’s Book At AFCC!

OPEN CALL: Launch Your Children's Book At AFCC!

For more information, head over to our AFCC page.

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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

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

The Book Council Bulletin

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[Calendar]Upcoming Events
Writing Contemporary Haiku and Haibun
Training by ALAP
May 26 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Newcomers and experienced writers can enter into a fascinating journey to learn about Haiku and Haibun, literary art forms originating from Japan

Love Travelling and Writing? Be a Travel Writer!
Training by ALAP
Jun 9 (Sat), 9:30am – 1:00pm

Love to travel and write? Are there new places to discover? How does one get published? Find out more in two sessions!

Drawing for a Living: Opportunities & Challenges
Training by ALAP
Jun 23 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

This fun and interactive course is designed for illustrators wanting to break into the exciting business of freelance illustration

Storytelling with Papercraft
Training by ALAP
Jul 7 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Explore how paper can be used as origami, fold-and-cut, a scroll and more to spice up storytelling activities

Improvising Stories - Stories with Structure!
Training by ALAP
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

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The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival

The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival [Feb 21]

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

A Peek Into the Life of an Awards Manager

A Peek Into the Life of an Awards Manager [Feb 14]

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

Food, fantasy, and Indonesia…

Food, fantasy, and Indonesia… [Jan 24]

Last year, as part of the festivities for NBDCS' literary festival for children's books, the Asian Festival of Children's Content, we brought back our popular online illustration contest, the afccSKETCH, to encourage both budding and established illustrators from around the world to submit creative and original artworks. ... Details

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