Calendar: Past Events

Upcoming Events
Training by SBC Academy

14 – 15 February 2020

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

Book Cover Design: The Birth of Ideas

This workshop is targeted at professional creatives who want to explore the boundaries between written and visual storytelling.

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Training by SBC Academy

13 February 2020

Thu
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Conversation with a Book Cover Designer

Xavier Comas will be sharing stories from his three decades of experience as a designer that will amuse, surprise and even shock you.

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Training by SBC Academy

8 February 2020

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Food is Life! A Food and Life Writing Workshop

For anyone who has ever felt passionately about a dish, a food culture or an ingredient, this workshop invites you to explore its significance in your life.

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Training by SBC Academy

9 January 2020

Thu
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Conversation with a Literary Agent

This talk will introduce aspiring authors, especially first time authors, to the publishing industry.

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Academy by SBC Academy

9 January 2020

Thu
7:00pm – 9:00pm
SBC Training Room

Conducted by Jayapriya Vasudevan from Jacaranda Literary Academy, this talk will introduce aspiring authors, especially first time authors, to the publishing industry. It will help to guide them through the complex maze that leads their manuscript from their desk to that of an agent and eventually a publisher.

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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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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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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 SBCxSWF

10 November 2019

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

Breaking Silence and Finding Your Voice

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

9 November 2019

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

Immersive Storytelling through Games

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

9 November 2019

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

The Sun is Also a Star

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

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

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

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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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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