How To Go From Reader To Reviewer



You've read the book - now you want to share your thoughts about it.

Learn the dos and don'ts of writing book reviews, whether for professional publications or social media. Participants should have an interest in reviewing books for at least social media such as Instagram.

During this course, you will learn about the different types of book reviews, the structure of a review, tips for reading with an eye to reviewing, and how to find your own voice as a critic. You will also get to practise composing a short review for social media of a book you have already read, and share it with other aspiring reviewers.


This workshop takes place on: 

  • 16 July 2022 (Saturday), 9:00 am to 12:00 pm SGT

*Please note that there is no lift access to the training room.



Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 1 – 30 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.



The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.


16 Jul 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Singapore Book Council Training Room
Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Singapore Book Council Training Room

Course Fee: $45
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $3.17


Past Academy attendees are entitled to a 20% promo for the tickets. To redeem the promo code, please email [email protected] to request.

Buddy Tickets are available at 20% off. 

Student tickets are priced at $25 each.




Olivia Ho

Olivia Ho

Olivia Ho is the Assistant Life Editor at Straits Times Life; she was formerly the books and arts correspondent, and before that covered news on employment and the labour market. She graduated from University College London with first class honours in English and has a masters degree in modern and postmodern literature from the University of Edinburgh. She has reviewed more than 200 books for ST and also runs a #bookstagram account, @ohomatopoeia.