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Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing

Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing

The Academy of Literary Arts and Publishing Singapore offers quality training in skills upgrading for the publishing and literary arts sector.

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All-In! Young Writers Media Festival

All-In! Young Writers Media Festival

16–18 March 2018

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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

Asian Festival of Children’s Content

The next AFCC will be held from 5 to 9 September 2018

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We have moved!

We have moved!

From 15 September 2017, find us at 90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053

Our new telephone number is +65 6342 5119 and the closest MRT station is Mountbatten on the Circle Line. 


[Calendar]Upcoming Events
Personal branding through storytelling for writers
Training by ALAP
Mar 23 (Fri), 9:30am – 5:30pm

Deep dive into your stories and go on journey of self-discovery and boost your profile as a writer.

Making pop-ups with parallel and angle folds
Training by ALAP
Apr 7 (Sat), 9:30am – 11:30am

Get introduced to the world of pop-up art and make some using parallel and angle folds to create cards, books, board games and more.

Children Can Write their Own Books
Training by ALAP
Apr 14 (Sat), 9:30am – 11:30am

Learn how children can use books as models or their own experiences to create books

Indexing in the Editorial Process
Training by ALAP
Apr 19 – 20 , 9:30am – 5:30pm

Having an understanding of indexing and how it fits into the editorial process is an essential skill for editors

Role of animals in books for children and youths
Training by ALAP
Apr 28 (Sat), 9:30am – 11:00am

Learn and discuss about the portrayal of animals in children's books and how nonhuman animals might be more realistically portrayed in children's literature

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Thank-you and farewell

Thank-you and farewell [Jul 28]

Dear friends, I am calling it a day. At the recent Annual General Meeting held on 14 July, my retirement as Executive Director (ED) from the National Book Development Council of Singapore (The Book Council) was announced by our Chairperson, Ms Claire Chiang. My last day with the organisation is on 31... Details

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

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