Calendar: Past Events

Upcoming Events
Training by ALAP

3 July 2017

Mon
9:30am – 5:30pm

Honing your craft: Advanced copy-editing and proof-reading

Deepen your skills working with analysing texts, doing structural editing, line editing, proofreading and making your publication the best it can be.

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Training by ALAP

1 July 2017

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Writing picture books with young children

Learn how to use picture books to teach pre-schoolers and also learn to use an online tool, 'Story Jumper', to create your story-book.

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Training by ALAP

17 June 2017

Sat
9:30am – 5:30pm

Developing the perfect crime novel

Find out what the essential elements in a crime story are and get started on your own thriller or detective novel

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Festivals by NBDCS

17 May – 21 May 2017


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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

29 April 2017

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Telling stories to teenagers

Learn to tell stories to teenagers for them to manage matters involving fear, kindness, empathy, self-acceptance and open-mindedness in their lives.

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Training by ALAP

29 April 2017

Sat
9:30am – 5:30pm
National Library Building

For Writers: Pitching your work and engaging the right agents

Develop the craft of writing a pitch letter and the process from finding an agent to types of publishing available.

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Training by ALAP

25 March – 26 March 2017

Sat
9:30am – 5:30pm

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth…exploring the world of creative non-fiction

Writers! Bring imagination and creativity to telling the truth through your literary non-fiction or narrative non-fiction stories.

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Training by ALAP

23 March – 24 March 2017

Thu
9:30am – 5:30pm
ChartNexus

For writers: Good, Clean Copy - How editing can make good writing great

Writers! Learn a wide variety of editing techniques through a range of practical assignments. Switch off your writer's brain and switch on your editor's brain!

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Festivals by NBDCS

10 March – 12 March 2017


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All In! Young Writers Festival is an annual festival for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25. It brings together a wide array of writing mentors and industry players in publishing, broadcasting, blogging, digital and online writing, creative writing, screenwriting, theatre and journalism, among others, to meet, mingle and share their expertise with today’s young content creators.

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Training by ALAP

4 March 2017

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm
Savvy Training Rooms

Fun with Asian Folktales

Learn how to use games, songs and activities to tell Asian folktales steeped in Asian culture and history.

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Training by ALAP

28 February 2017

Tue
9:00am – 12:00pm

IP & Social Media

Learn about Intellectual Property (IP) risks and challenges that exist in social media platforms and protect your IP rights while building your brand online.

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Training by ALAP

14 January 2017

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm
Savvy Training Rooms

Fingers, Chants, Music and Action: Encouraging audience participation during storytelling

Go beyond just simply telling the story, get the children involved in the story using finger-play, oral refrains, action, music and rhythm.

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Training by ALAP

7 January 2017

Sat
9:00am – 5:00pm
Savvy Training Rooms

Speed Read & Remember More

Double or better your reading speed and experience memory improvements of up to 1200%, in as little as a day.

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Training by ALAP

4 November 2016

Fri
9:30am – 5:00pm
ChartNexus

21st century essential editorial skills for book publishers in a digital world

This essential skills course is designed for new and aspiring editors wanting to thrive in this challenging environment, providing excellent guidance in core skills, from identifying publishing opportunities, to managing authors, planning, through to adapting core editorial skills for digital publishing.

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Training by ALAP

3 November 2016

Thu
9:30am – 5:00pm
ChartNexus

E-mail marketing workshop

Learn to effectively use e-mail marketing to promote your enews service, writing engaging copy and getting readers to click through.

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