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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
Winning Presentations and Body Language Skills
Training by ALAP
Oct 21 (Sat), 9:30am – 5:30pm

Start to make an impression in presentation skills whether it's a sales pitch, a company presentation, a networking session or an informal social function?

Copyrights and Licensing ( for printed books)
Training by ALAP
Oct 25 – 26 , 9:30am – 5:30pm

Learn more about buying and selling rights for printed books, from identifying titles, to attending book fairs and meeting staff managing rights and putting together a author-publishing contract

Positive Psychology in Action: Exploring Hope through Literature
Training by ALAP
Oct 28 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm

This workshop combines elements of literature as a powerful teaching tool and positive psychology to explore the character strength of hope through a multimedia lens of text, video and music.

All In! Young Writers Festival 2018
Festivals by NBDCS
Mar 16 – 18

All In! Young Writers Festival is an annual festival for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25. It brings together a wide array of writing mentors and industry players in publishing, broadcasting, blogging, digital and online writing, creative writing, screenwriting, theatre and journalism, among others, to meet, mingle and share their expertise with today’s young content creators.

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2018
Festivals by NBDCS
Sep 5 – 9

Country of Focus: Singapore Do you write or illustrate stories for children? Are you looking for the hottest new trend in YA novels? Are you looking for the latest tips and techniques in early literacy? If so, the AFCC in Singapore is the place to be! You can explore the Asian market with publishing and media professionals, network with distinguished authors and illustrators, learn important information on early literacy from childhood experts, and find the latest books and content from Asia and beyond.

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Call for Applications - Festival Manager

Call for Applications - Festival Manager [Sep 27]

Looking for ways to get involved in Singapore’s Literary and Publishing scene? Hoping to make a real difference in the lives of Singaporeans? Details

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

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