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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Jun
Training by ALAP

22 June 2018

Fri
7:00pm – 9:30pm

How to Survive as a Freelance Writer

Aspiring writers can learn tips on how to pitch to both print and online publications in the prevalence of freelance writing

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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

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

6 September – 8 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

15 September 2018

Sat
9:30am – 5:30pm

Show, Don’t Tell  -Know how to let your writing flourish

The workshop will consider the use of exposition and descriptive writing as well as how to reveal character, plot and theme in a manner that evokes feeling and keeps the reader engaged!.

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Training by ALAP

17 September – 18 September 2018

Mon
9:30am – 5:30pm

Masterclass on Advanced Copy-editing and Proofreading for Fiction and Non-fiction

In this two-day workshop, participants will work at an advanced level with a variety of text types, and hone their techniques for ensuring that each element of the text is the shape it should be

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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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