Calendar: Past Events

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Training by SBC Academy

26 January 2019

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

From Life to Writing: Explore Creative Non-fiction, Including Travel Writing, Memoir and the Persona

Be introduced into the fascinating possibilities of creative non-fiction.

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Training by SBC Academy

19 January 2019

Sat
9:30am – 12:30pm

Alohomora! Create Your Own Fairy Tale

Learn to convert ordinary settings into a fairyland. Unleash your creative power and construct a fantastical world with your own pen.

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by SBC

30 November 2018

Fri
5:00pm – 9:00pm

Goodman Night Fair: Books, Crafts, Activities

Friday night at Goodman Arts Centre will never be the same on 30th November! 

For a change, we are bringing a night shopping experience to this quaint, tranquil compound. With the festive season approaching, come and get your early Christmas gifts from our curated vendors. Or make one yourself at our Christmas jar workshop. 

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Programmes by SBC

24 November 2018

Sat
11:00am – 12:00pm
Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Level 1, Programme Zone

The Muddle of Mahabharatha

மஹாபரதா, என்ற வரலாறு காவியம், பற்பல வடிவங்களில்பற்பல பார்வையாளர்களுக்கு 

படைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. நம்மைக்காட்டிற்க்கும், மாளிகைக்கும், குடிசைக்கும் கொண்டுசெ

ன்றிருக்கும் இந்த காவியம் இப்போது விளையாட்டு வடிவில்நம்மை ஈர்த்து செல்லுலது.

இந்த நிகழ்ச்சி 6 - 9 வயதுள்ள சிறுவர்களுக்கு பொருந்தும்.

The Mahabharatha is an Indian epic that has been retold in many forms and to many audiences. This great tale has introduced us to magnificent jungle landscapes, deceitful saboteurs and finery of India in prose and plays. The Muddle of Mahabharatha game offers children of ages 6 - 9, a chance to experience the adventures of the royal Pandava brothers in a boardgame format.

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Training by SBC Academy

12 November 2018

Mon
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Craft stories through comics

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Academy by SBC

12 November 2018

Mon
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Singapore Book Council Training Room

Crafting for Comics with Lewis Trondheim

In this hands on workshop, Lewis Trondheim will share his experiences as a comics author focusing on how he crafts his stories as well as how he enhances the work through collaborations with other artists.

Lewis Trandheim's participation is made possible by Singapore Writers Festival.

SWF Festival Pass holders enjoy a 10% discount. Simply key in the promo code SWFPass when purchasing your ticket on Eventbrite.

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by SBC

11 November 2018

Sun
2:00pm – 4:00pm
National Gallery Singapore, Rooftop Studio 1

SBCxSWF 2018 [Classroom Series] Domestic Revolutions: Food And Identity Politics in Women’s Writing

Featuring: Matilda Gabrielpillai

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Rooftop Studio 1

Food was inextricably linked to traditional ideas of femininity and patriarchal practices of gender oppression. While the nursing woman was celebrated as the loving maternal figure, the consuming woman was seen as a transgressive actor, who had crossed social boundaries in becoming a desiring subject. This reading workshop will explore how food figures today in post-colonial women’s literary texts in the construction of modern female ethnic and trans/national identities. Selections from women’s texts from Singapore, Australia, Pakistan and the Caribbean will be read.

This session is supported by the Singapore Book Council. Please click here to register as seats are limited.

Get your Festival Pass at:  www.sistic.com.sg/events/cswf1118

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Training by SBC Academy

11 November 2018

Sun
10:00am – 12:30pm

Anya Goncharova, from Penguin Random House North Asia, will take participants through the stages of acquisitions, content edits, line edits, and final proofs, showing how each phase in the work is managed.

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Academy by SBC

11 November 2018

Sun
10:00am – 12:30pm
National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew's Road Rooftop, Studio 1, Singapore 178957

SBC X SWF 2018 - [Workshop] Editing for the International English Market

At this workshop, Anya Goncharova, from Penguin Random House North Asia, will share insights into what international editors are looking for in your work, and what it takes to catch the eye of an international publisher. She will give an overview of the editorial process, taking participants through the stages of acquisitions, content edits, line edits, and final proofs, showing how each phase in the work is managed by top international publishing houses. Based on her own experience in the publishing industry, 
Anya will share tips on recent trends, as well as dos and don’ts for writers who hope to break into the international English language market. Participants will be given the opportunity to share their work, and to offer peer edits on the works of other writers during the course of the workshop. We invite participants to bring a work of prose (fiction and non-fiction are both welcome) of no more than 1,500 words with which they can gain some hands-on experience during the workshop.

This workshop is for beginning, emerging, and established writers working in the English language who hope to break into the international market.

Co-presented by Tender Leaves Language and Translation and Singapore Book Council

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Festivals by SBC

10 November 2018

Sat
7:00pm – 8:00pm
The Arts House, Blue Room

Featuring: Goh Eck Kheng, Koh Tai Ann, R Ramachandran

Moderator: William Phuan

Venue: The Arts House, Blue Room

The Singapore Book Council (formerly known as the National Book Development Council of Singapore) celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. It has documented the progress of Singapore’s literary scene via its publications such as Singapore Book World and Singapore Books in Print since 1970. Find out more about how the scene has changed and the Book Council’s milestones in this panel. 

This session is co-presented with Singapore Writers Festival.

Get your Festival Pass at:  www.sistic.com.sg/events/cswf1118

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Festivals by SBC

10 November 2018

Sat
2:00pm – 4:00pm
National Gallery Singapore, Rooftop Studio 1

Featuring: Nazry Bahrawi

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Rooftop Studio 1

From Frankenstein’s creature to the pontianak, monsters are eternal tropes in literature and folk narratives across cultures. The diversity of literary monsters is only rivalled by the multitude of functions they serve – to scare us, to invite sympathy and to test the limits of the human imagination. This reading workshop explores the multifarious meanings behind the contemporary monsters as imagined by authors hailing from Muslim cultures – a productive venture considering how Islamophobia in today’s context has sometimes led to Muslims themselves being imagined as grotesque or monstrous.

This session is supported by Singapore Book Council.

Get your Festival Pass:  www.sistic.com.sg/events/cswf1118

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Festivals by SBC

9 November 2018

Fri
7:00pm – 8:00pm
The Arts House, Gallery ll

Featuring: Singapore Book Council
Venue: The Arts House, Gallery ll 


For the first time ever, extracts from past SLP winning works from 1992-2018 are compiled together in this collection, showcasing the best of Singaporean writing across 4 languages and 3 genres in the history of the Singapore Literature Prize. 

Learn more about the writers that have won this prestigious award and rediscover our literary heritage in this first-of-a-kind anthology.

Festivals by SBC

4 November 2018

Sun
4:30pm – 6:00pm
The Arts House, Play Den

Featuring: Minh Bui Jones, Jun Pow Kai, Maria Galina

Moderator: Nazry Bahrawi

Venue: The Arts House, Play Den

The books that we read situate us. The idea of a national literature foregrounds the nation. In today’s hyper-connected world, is our imagination limited by this label? Would it be more viable to embrace literary frames that situate the nation within its region, such as Southeast Asia, or even the world at large? This panel of literary critics, educators and writers will discuss the borders of our literary world and speculate on new modes of relating to others. 

This session is supported by Singapore Book Council and is made possible with the assistance of Russian Federal Agency of Press and Communication. 

Get your Festival Pass: www.sistic.com.sg/events/cswf1118

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by SBC

4 November 2018

Sun
4:30pm – 6:00pm
The Arts House, Play Den

[Panel Discussion] SingLit, SEALit, WorldLit

The books that we read situate us. The idea of a national literature foregrounds the nation. In today’s hyper-connected world, is our imagination limited by this label? Would it be more viable to embrace literary frames that situate the nation within its region, such as Southeast Asia, or even the world at large? This panel of literary critics, educators and writers will discuss the borders of our literary world, and speculate on new modes of relating to others. 

This session is supported by the Singapore Book Council.

Featuring: Minh Bui Jones, Jun Pow Kai, Maria Galina

Moderator: Nazry Bahrawi

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Festivals by SBC

4 November 2018

Sun
2:00pm – 4:30pm
National Gallery Singapore, Rooftop Studio 1

Featuring: Li Yuyao李玉瑶

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Rooftop Studio 1

 此节目将以中文进行
This session is in Mandarin

《外国文艺》的执行主编李玉瑶将以中国最大的综合性专业翻译出版社上海译文出版社的引进出版现状为例,探讨如何吸引中国出版界的关注。她将从最初的选题策划开始,对约稿、编辑、校对等出版流程进行详细解说,让大家得以窥见中国大陆传统出版的操作现状。同时,她还将对中英文转换过程中的文字规范问题给工作坊的参与者提出建议,使之更符合中国读者的阅读习惯。

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/editing-for-the-mainland-chinese-market-tickets-50478229744

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