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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Singapore Literature Prize 2018

You Are Invited!  

For the first time in the history of the Singapore Literature Prize, we are inviting the public to attend the awards ceremony.

For more information on Shortlisted Writers and Judges Information, as well as registration for the awards ceremony:

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Call For Volunteers!


Singapore Literature Prize 2018 Awards Ceremony

6 August 2018

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Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

Asian Festival of Children's Content

Early bird promotion now till 31 July! The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) returns this Sep 6 to 8! Enjoy 15% – 20% discount now!

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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

Subscribe to The Book Council’s newsletter for your weekly dose of goings-on in Singapore’s literary scene!

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[Calendar]Upcoming Events
[Read! Fest 2018] இனிப்பும் கசப்பும் கலந்த எழுத்து அனுபவம் / The Bittersweet Writing Experience
Festivals by SBC
Jul 15 (Sun), 11:00am – 1:00pm

இனிப்பும் கசப்பும் கலந்த எழுத்து அனுபவம் / The Bittersweet Writing Experience மகிழ்ச்சியை இலக்காகக் கொண்ட இலக்கியப் படைப்புகளை உருவாக்குவது பற்றி சிங்கப்பூர் இலக்கியப் பரிசு வெற்றியாளர்களும் பரிசுத் தேர்வுப் பட்டியலில் இடம்பெற்றவர்களும் உரையாடுவார்கள். Register here! 

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.

Left to Write - Observing Struggle & Loss, Panel Discussion
by SBC
Jul 17 (Tue), 7:00pm – 8:00pm

How does loss relate to writing? How does it shape writing? The panel will feature Desmond Kon, Chan Li Shan, and Clara Lock, in an hour-long investigation where lived experiences and craft meet.  In this session, we will explore: 1. How writing can be a witness to a personal loss 2. The responsibilities of writers when approaching such topics. 3. An interrogation of the language/medium used as a means to write on such issues.  

[Read! Fest 2018] 新加坡文学奖:写作的苦与乐
Festivals by SBC
Jul 18 (Wed), 7:00pm – 8:30pm

新加坡文学奖入围和得获奖作家将和读者会面及畅谈创作与追求幸福的关系。 Register here! 

[Read! Fest 2018] The Bittersweet Writing Experience
Festivals by SBC
Jul 19 (Thu), 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Singapore Literature Prize Winners and shortlists will discuss creating literary works in the pursuit of happiness. Register here! 

Pahit Manis Dalam Penulisan
Festivals by SBC
Jul 20 (Fri), 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Para pemenang dan penulis yang disenarai pendek untuk Hadiah Sastera Singapura akan membincangkan tentang penciptaan karya sastera demi mencapai kebahagiaan. Register here! 

Meet The Publishers: Academic Book Publishing
by SBC
Jul 28 (Sat), 10:00am – 12:00pm

This session will be on Academic Book Publishing by Ms Liesbeth Kanis from Koninklijke Brill NV. Do come to the Writers Lounge, Book Council premises on 28 July 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm.

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