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

17 June 2020

Wed
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Zoom

Is My Book Agent Ready? Editing your Manuscript for submission to an agent

Are you editing your work day and night with little direction? Join Smita Khanna in this talk as she guides you through the process of self-editing, both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts

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Academy by SBC Academy

27 – 29 June 2020

Sat
10:00am – 9:30pm
Zoom

Menulis Fiksyen Melayu Dengan Cara Okky Madasari

For those who want to write fiction, mastering writing short story and novel, and dream of becoming a published writer, or simply want to enhance writing skills, this is a perfect opportunity with an award-winning and best-selling author in town 

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Academy by SBC Academy

2 July 2020

Thu
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Zoom

Editing for the International English Market

Anya Goncharova, a literary agent working with Peony Literary Agency and Tender Leaves Translations and a former editor at Penguin Random House North Asia, will share insights into what international editors are looking for in your work and provide information on how to prepare your manuscript for submission. 

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Academy by SBC Academy

4 July 2020

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm
Zoom

Introduction to Literary Translation

The course will cover questions related to the process of literary translation including the making of a literary translation, translating difficulties and the making of the translator. Participants will discuss the mindsets underlying the process of literary translation and the strategies specific to the literary translation process. 

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Awards by Singapore Book Council

4 July 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

With the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise, this session has been postponed to 4 July.

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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Academy by SBC Academy

24 July 2020

Fri
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Zoom

Based on a True Story: Writing Compelling Literary Non-Fiction

In this workshop, participants will learn how to investigate and tell true stories in entertaining ways under the guidance of Paul French, author of a number of acclaimed books including Midnight in Peking and City of Devils. French will also talk about researching family histories in China and using unexpected sources to get at the essence of an era.

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Academy by SBC Academy

31 October 2020

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

Introduction to Storytelling I

Step into the world of storytelling with two 7-hour workshops facilitated by Sheila Wee. 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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Training by SBC Academy

7 November 2020

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

Introduction to Storytelling II

Find out more about the storytelling process and create stories that reflect your own storytelling voice and style

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