Picture Book Matters

Sessions will be held over 18, 19 and 26 April 2020, from 9:30am-12:30pm.

In conjunction with the Singapore Book Council, Picture Book Matters is offering a series of workshops leading up to the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) in 2020, going forward to 2021. Through these workshops, participants will learn step-by-step how picture books of all genres are created for the traditional publishing market. These workshops will bring you a step closer to publishing your book with PBM mentors Eva Wong Nava and Debasmita Dasgupta.


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.

Cancellation & Substitution

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 five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

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

18 – 26 APRIL 2020 (Sat – Sun)
9:30AM – 12:30PM

Singapore Book Council Training Room
90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32
Goodman Arts Centre
Singapore 439053 Singapore

Course Fee: $240.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $251.79


Debasmita Dasgupta

Debasmita Dasgupta

Debasmita Dasgupta is a widely published freelance illustrator and creative entrepreneur, specialising in drawing for children of all ages. Working with publishers across Asia, Europe and the United States, she has illustrated 11 picture books so far. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, Singapore, Thailand, Denmark & more than 30 international media outlets have featured it. As an art-for-change advocate, Debasmita has created an online movement "My Father illustrations" to promote girl child rights.

Eva Wong Nava

Eva Wong Nava

Eva Wong Nava is an award-winning children’s book author. She is an advocate for diversity in children’s books. Her books are typically cause-based concept books and fiction that encourage young readers to be more compassionate and inclusive. She has written Open: A Boy’s Wayang Adventure (Moonbeam Award winner) , a middle-grade fiction, The Boy Who Talks in Bits and Bobs (5 - star Reader’s Favorite review), and Mina’s Magic Malong (endorsed by Associate Professor of Social & Public Policy, Yale-NUS), two picture books, championing the underdog and lesser heard. She has picture books and a children's novel forthcoming in 2020-21.