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. ALAP, 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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Apr
Training by ALAP

28 April 2018

Sat
9:30am – 11:00am

Role of Animals in Books for Children and Youths

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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Training by ALAP

12 May 2018

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Journaling – a Workshop on Writing for Wellness

If you have had a taste and appreciation of writing as a salve, this workshop on journaling will help you discover some good practices and ideas on how to deepen the experience.

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Training by ALAP

19 May 2018

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Improvising Stories - Stories to Remember!

In this hands-on workshop for adults, you will become aware of how important it is to use information from your senses to create/tell appealing and memorable stories.

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Training by ALAP

26 May 2018

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Writing Contemporary Haiku and Haibun

Newcomers and experienced writers can enter into a fascinating journey to learn about Haiku and Haibun, literary art forms originating from Japan

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Training by ALAP

23 June 2018

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Drawing for a Living: Opportunities & Challenges

This fun and interactive course is designed for illustrators wanting to break into the exciting business of freelance illustration

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Training by ALAP

28 June – 29 June 2018

Thu
9:30am – 5:30pm

Creating a Winning Book Cover

Engage in the creative process of visual and verbal brainstorming, collaboration and cover conceptualisation and design layout to make a successful book cover

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Training by ALAP

7 July 2018

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Storytelling with Papercraft

Explore how paper can be used as origami, fold-and-cut, a scroll and more to spice up storytelling activities

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Training by ALAP

25 August 2018

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Improvising Stories - Stories with Structure!

Learn techniques in playing games and telling the stories orally, to trigger your imagination and memories which you will then use to create stories

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Festivals by NBDCS

5 September – 9 September 2018


Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2018

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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Training by ALAP

6 October 2018

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Storytelling to Develop Emotional Intelligence

Develop emotional intelligence through the magical world of storytelling and learn how to choose and craft stories to help children understand different types of emotions.

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