Calendar: Upcoming Events

The Book Council organises festivals, workshops and events related to writing, publishing, storytelling, reading and many more. To stay updated, join us on our various platforms. The Singapore Book Council Academy, our training arm, has a comprehensive website for the workshops.

The calendar also lists local literary events that are not organised by us. Know of an event that should be listed here? Let us know!

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Academy by SBC Academy

8 February 2020

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm
SBC Training Room

Most Singaporeans are foodies, but food is about a lot more too - family, culture, relationships, significant life events. For anyone who has ever felt passionately about a dish, a food culture or an ingredient, join Melissa De Silva in this workshop to explore its significance in your life.

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Training by SBC Academy

8 February 2020

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Food is Life! A Food and Life Writing Workshop

For anyone who has ever felt passionately about a dish, a food culture or an ingredient, this workshop invites you to explore its significance in your life.

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Academy by SBC Academy

13 February 2020

Thu
7:00pm – 9:00pm
SBC Training Room

In this lecture, Xavier Comas will shed light on the process of creating a book cover. He will be sharing stories from his three decades of experience as a designer that will amuse, surprise and even shock you. This lecture is suitable for anyone interested in books and visual arts. 

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Training by SBC Academy

13 February 2020

Thu
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Conversation with a Book Cover Designer

Xavier Comas will be sharing stories from his three decades of experience as a designer that will amuse, surprise and even shock you.

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Academy by SBC Academy

14 – 15 February 2020

Fri
9:30am – 5:30pm
SBC Training Room

Sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday, from 9:30am-12:30pm and 9:30am-5:30pm respectively.

Reverse the conventional process of designing your book cover: instead of creating a cover for a story, you will create a story from a cover. This workshop is targeted at professional creatives who want to explore the boundaries between written and visual storytelling.

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Training by SBC Academy

14 – 15 February 2020

Fri
9:30am – 5:30pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Book Cover Design: The Birth of Ideas

This workshop is targeted at professional creatives who want to explore the boundaries between written and visual storytelling.

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Awards by Singapore Book Council

15 February 2020

Sat
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Living Room, The Arts House

S.E.A. Write Talks 2020: Perjalanan Penulisanku

Dalam perbualan ini, Peter Augustine Goh akan berkongsi pengalamannya yang luas, yang menjangkau masa lebih 40 tahun dalam sumbangannya yang berkesan kepada dunia penulisan di Singapura dan di Malaysia.

In this conversation, Peter Augustine Goh will share his vast experience in various literary genres, spanning over 40 years of impactful contribution to both Singapore and Malaysia Malay literary scenes.

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Academy by SBC Academy

22 February 2020

Sat
9:30am – 5:45pm
SBC Training Room

Step into the world of storytelling with two 7-hour workshops facilitated by Sheila Wee. You will gain a firm grounding in storytelling skills and leave ready to tell a story. The first session is a general introduction to storytelling. All attendees are given the choice to attend either sessions or both, with the second session recommended for participants with storytelling experience.

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Awards by Singapore Book Council

22 February 2020

Sat
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Living Room, The Arts House

S.E.A. Write Talks 2020: My Writing Journey

In this conversation, Ovidia shares about writing in, about and beyond Singapore, including the routines, rituals and rules in her writing journey that led her to win the S.E.A. Write Award 2016.

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Academy by SBC Academy

29 February 2020

Sat
9:30am – 5:45pm
SBC Training Room

Step into the world of storytelling with two 7-hour workshops facilitated by Sheila Wee. You will gain a firm grounding in storytelling skills and leave ready to tell a story. The second session will focus on an in-depth understanding of how storytelling functions. All attendees are given the choice to attend either sessions or both, with the second session recommended for participants with storytelling experience.

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Training by SBC Academy

29 February 2020

Sat
9:30am – 5:45pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Introduction to Storytelling I & II

Step into the world of storytelling with two 7-hour workshops facilitated by Sheila Wee. You will gain a firm grounding in storytelling skills and leave ready to tell a story.

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Academy by SBC Academy

21 – 29 March 2020

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm
SBC Training Room

Sessions will be held over 21, 22 and 29 March 2020, from 9:30am-12:30pm.

In conjunction with the Singapore Book Council, Picture Book Matters is offering a series of workshops leading up to the Asian Festival of Children's Contnet (AFCC) in May 2020, going forward to 2021. Through these workshops, participants will learn step-by-step how picture books of all genre s are created for the traditional publishing market. These workshops will bring you a step closer to publishing your book with PBM mentors Eva Wong Nava and Debasmita Dasgupta.

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Training by SBC Academy

21 – 29 March 2020

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Picture Book Matters

Through these workshops, participants will learn step-by-step how picture books of all genre s are created for the traditional publishing market.

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Awards by Singapore Book Council

28 March 2020

Sat
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Living Room, The Arts House

S.E.A. Write Talks 2020: 邂逅南洋图像 ——当华语语系遇上东南亚多元文学

亚细安10国共有11种官方语言,文学也多语文化。

但是,除了新加坡,华文都不是这些国家的官方语言。

当华文写作者与东南亚其他语文写作者共聚一堂,他们如何相处?

其他语文写作者对华语语系文学了解多少?

ASEAN has 10 country members and 11 official languages, boasting a diverse range of literatures and cultures. However, among these countries, only Singapore uses Chinese as an official language. When our Chinese language authors meet their counterparts from Southeast Asia, how do they interact? And how much do these writers, writing in different languages, know about Chinese literature in Singapore?

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