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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
Children Can Write their Own Books
Training by ALAP
Jan 20 (Sat), 9:30am – 11:30am

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

Effective Writing and Editing for In-house Publications and Corporate Communications Materials
Training by ALAP
Jan 26 (Fri), 9:30am – 5:30pm

Write and edit marketing copy that will bring more rewarding results and gain more ground for your clients, brands and organisations.

Telling Folktales from Southeast Asia
Training by ALAP
Jan 27 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

Expose children to Asian culture by telling stories on Southeast Asian songs, music, food, animals and places

Making pop-ups with parallel and angle folds
Training by ALAP
Feb 3 (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.

Let Them Speak: Writing Better Dialogue (Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Graphic Novels and Drama)
Training by ALAP
Feb 3 (Sat), 2:00pm – 5:00pm

This workshop will also explore ways in which dialogue is or can be action. Blessedly, writing better dialogue is a learnable skill.

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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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