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!

 Get updates Past Events

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Oct
Training by SBC Academy

23 October 2019

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

Write Engaging Copy: How To Improve Your Copywriting Skills

A fun workshop to help you to write more persuasive copy no matter how specialist your product or service

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Training by SBC Academy

24 October 2019

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

Boost Your Email Marketing

A non-technical guide to creating email marketing that your subscribers will welcome in their inbox

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Training by SBC Academy

30 October 2019

Wed
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Adapting For The International Chinese Market

Navigate the Chinese publishing market

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

2 November 2019

Sat
10:30am – 11:30am
The Arts House, Blue Room

Watch four translators take on the same piece of text live and demonstrate the gamut of challenges that they face when crossing language and socio-cultural barriers.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

2 November 2019

Sat
5:00pm – 6:00pm
The Arts House, Play Den

The SWF Roundtable series connects our festival audiences with writers and translators to examine a variety of issues surrounding craft, process and all the things about translation.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

2 November 2019

Sat
8:30pm – 9:30pm
The Arts House, Screening Room

You’ve drafted your manuscript – what’s next? Publishers weigh in on the realities of publishing literary works in Asia, offering advice on selling your works while protecting one’s intellectual property, and more.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

3 November 2019

Sun
11:00am – 12:00pm
The Arts House, Blue Room

Join the authors as they share some of their favourite fanfiction and examine why this genre still needs to defend itself as a legitimate form of writing to a larger audience.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

3 November 2019

Sun
12:30pm – 1:30pm
The Arts House, Chamber

From experimental video content to visual magazines, find out more about this world and its strategies from three speakers who will share insights and discuss writing and developing narratives for new media.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

3 November 2019

Sun
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Asian Civilisations Museum, Discovery Room

Join Tim De Cotta as he shares practical tips and guides aspiring songwriters in creating rhythm, melody and lyrics for songs of their own.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

3 November 2019

Sun
3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Arts House, Screening Room

Has the translator’s role changed with the rise of fake news? Three translators consider the ethics of their profession as the art of discerning what’s true continues to be a growing challenge.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

3 November 2019

Sun
5:00pm – 6:00pm
The Arts House, Blue Room

Three speakers discuss some of their favourite memes and examine the evolution of these visual expressions that have become a key lingual element for this new generation.

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Festivals by SBC

3 November 2019

Sun
5:00pm – 6:00pm
The Arts House, Screening Room

Three panellists recommend resources and share their experiences in developing works for a digital age.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

3 November 2019

Sun
6:30pm – 7:30pm
The Arts House, Living Room

Get a sneak peek at Singapore’s growing zine scene with the creators behind independent publications that offer a different perspective on art and culture, while addressing timely issues such as identity and equality.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

3 November 2019

Sun
8:00pm – 8:45pm
The Arts House, Screening Room

Does literature have a space in mainstream media? Media and pop culture academic Liew Kai Khiun examines how popular South Korean dramas consciously pepper their narratives with literary works, such as poetry, and weighs in on how Singapore could mirror these efforts to bring a relatively esoteric art form to wider audiences.

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Training by SBC Academy

4 – 8 November 2019

Mon
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Young Author Scheme

Children learn to improve their descriptive and vocabulary skills

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Training by SBC Academy

4 November 2019

Mon
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Translation in the Language of Europe

Extending your audience through translation

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

4 November 2019

Mon
7:00pm – 9:30pm
The Arts House, Living Room

This reading workshop aims to demystify and decolonise the process of Othering in prose by engaging with works from the non-West.

 

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Training by SBC Academy

5 November 2019

Tue
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing For Children And Young People: Coincidences And Realities Of Crossing Borders

Discover how books for children cross borders of genres, subject and language

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

5 November 2019

Tue
7:30pm – 8:30pm
The Arts House, Play Den

Spoke & Bird, the ever popular monthly poetry open mic  welcomes new and seasoned writers to showcase their works. In this edition, enjoy poems by Natalie Wang and Joses Ho.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

7 November 2019

Thu
7:00pm – 9:30pm
The Arts House, Living Room

This workshop explores the folktale’s cultural importance, its features, universal themes, and anxieties or desires.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

8 November 2019

Fri
7:00pm – 8:00pm
The Arts House, SWF POP Stage

Tim De Cotta is a vocalist, bassist, songwriter and producer who believes in keeping his art pure. Styled in R&B and hip hop, his songs range from highlighting the state of the world to insomnia, love and death. 

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

9 November 2019

Sat
5:00pm – 7:30pm
National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

Natasha Kingsley, a young quantum physics student meets charming would-be medical student, Daniel Bae. Sparks fly between two strangers but will fate be enough to keep them together as Natasha’s family faces deportation?

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

9 November 2019

Sat
8:00pm – 8:45pm
The Arts House, Screening Room

This lecture and Q&A will address the differences in the way video games present their stories and themes compared to other forms of storytelling, and how the story can be told through gameplay elements.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

10 November 2019

Sun
11:00am – 1:00pm
National Gallery Singapore, Rooftop Studio 3

If you’re a young writer with something to say, don’t miss this chance to work with Jacob Sam-La Rose, renowned poet, performer, and educator whose mentorship has kicked off many a poetic career. Develop your style in writing and in performing poetry in this interactive workshop.

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Festivals by SBCxSWF

10 November 2019

Sun
3:00pm – 3:45pm
The Arts House, Living Room

Panellists will share excerpts from selected stories that have become obscured from public imagination and examine the challenges in making them more accessible.

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Festivals by SBC×SWF

10 November 2019

Sun
4:30pm – 5:30pm
The Arts House, Play Den

The SWF Roundtable series connects our festival audiences with writers in an informal setting to examine a variety of issues surrounding craft, process, and all the things about writing that can energise and infuriate.

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Training by SBC Academy

16 November 2019

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

Children’s Book Boot Camp

Learn the nuances of children's book writing, and the art of perfect pitch with Cynthea Liu.

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