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14
Oct
2021
Thu

Ask- Me Conversation with a Literary Agent

5:00PM – 6:00PM | via Zoom

SBC Academy | Publishing

Join Jacaranda Agency's founding partner Jayapriya Vasudevan as she provides tips on how to get your manuscript ready for submission.

18
Sep
2021
Sat

Getting Started on Your Family Story

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing | SBC Academy

Organise and preserve treasured items and memories, search for family history through online databases, and share your family stories.

28
Aug
2021
Sat

Introduction to Storytelling II

9:30AM – 5:45PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room (no lift to this venue)

Storytelling | Reading

This is the second module of a two-module introduction to storytelling course. Gain a deeper understanding of the storytelling process and create stories that reflect your own storytelling voice and style.

21
Aug
2021
Sat

Introduction to Storytelling I

9:30AM – 5:45PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling | Reading

Get a comprehensive understanding of stories and storytelling with professional storyteller Sheila Wee. These two-module workshops will provide hands-on training in a warm and supportive group environment and equip participants with the tools and confidence to tell their stories.

14
Aug
2021
Sat

Embark on Your Travel (Writing)

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing | SBC Academy

Get tips from Amazon #1 bestselling travel book author, Shivaji Das and embark on your journey!

10 - 31
Jul
2021
Sat

Triumphant: Developing a Short Memoir about Overcoming the Odds

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

Are you inspired to write a short memoir but are uncertain about how to write down your reflections in a cohesive and engaging manner? Join experienced writer-editor Verena Tay in this short course and complete that short memoir under her guidance.

24
Jun
2021
Thu

The Podcasting Way

4:00PM – 6:00PM | Online

Publishing | SBC Academy

Ever wanted to make a podcast? No idea where to start? Nat Amoore, children’s author and podcast host, will take you through the basics of creating your podcast content.

02
Jun
2021
Wed

Translation & Adaptation - Exploring Possibilities

7:30PM – 9:00PM | Various online platforms

Programmes

Facilitated by Zelda Tatiana Ng of GroundZ-0 原。空間 a Singapore-based, multilingual, intercultural and interdisciplinary space that aims to explore and produce thought-provoking works, this programme serves as a platform to experiment with the translation and adaptation of print to stage.

Submit a proposal of your plans to either translate or adapt the poem "Quiet" by Eleanor Wong and get a chance to present it to audiences in Singapore and the region.

Find out more here.

10 - 18
Apr
2021
Sat - Sun

Picture Book Matters with Eva Wong Nava and Debasmita Dasgupta

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Online

Writing

Through this series of online workshops, participants will learn how picture books of all genres, including graphic novels as well as silent picture books, are created for the traditional publishing market.

There will be a one-to-one manuscript critique session with the facilitators as part of the course.

10
Apr
2021
Sat

Anugerah Persuratan

3pm (SGT) | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Anugerah Persuratan

Anugerah Persuratan merupakan usaha berterusan Majlis Bahasa Melayu Singapura (MBMS) dalam mengiktiraf para penulis yang bergiat dalam seni persuratan. Majlis Bahasa Melayu Singapura telah menganjurkan acara dwitahunan ini sejak tahun 1993.

10
Apr
2021
Sat

Anugerah Persuratan (Malay Literary Award)

3pm (SGT) | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Anugerah Persuratan

The Malay Language Council Singapore (MLCS) is the presenter of the Anugerah Persuratan. MLCS has been organising the Anugerah Persuratan since 1993 a...
27
Mar
2021
Sat

Reveal: The Art of Showing

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

What does the adage ‘Show, don’t tell’ really mean? What is its relevance? How do you actually apply it? This hands-on workshop will lead you to some answers!

17
Mar
2021
Wed

Translation & Adaptation - Navigating Languages and Cultures

7:30PM – 9:00PM | Online

Translations

How does translation play out on stage? Join this free panel with these notable theatre practitioners as they reveal how original work is adapted for audiences in a different language.

13
Mar
2021
Sat

Seize the Day: A Celebration of Yeng Pway Ngon (活在当下: 英培安追思会)

10:00AM – 12:00PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Programmes

Join us in a celebration of the late Cultural Medallion and Singapore Literature Prize winner 英培安 (Yeng Pway Ngon). Writers, translators and publishers will gather to reflect on his life and contributions to the literary arts scene, delving into his works and beliefs, as well as his impact on writers and readers today. The late Mr Yeng wrote close to 30 works, including acclaimed novels such as《騷動》(Unrest, 2002),《我與我自己的二三事》(Trivialities About Me and Myself, 2006) and《画室》(Art Studio, 2011), which all won the Singapore Literature Prize.

Join the live stream here.

06
Mar
2021
Sat

Jom Bercerita!

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling | Reading

Ingin bercerita dalam Bahasa Melayu tapi tidak tahu bagaimana untuk mula? Mari ikuti bengkel pengenalan oleh Jumaini Ariff @ Nek Selampit, pencerita profesional Singapura dan mulakan pengembaraan anda sebagai seorang pencerita.

07
Jan
2021
Thu

The Final Steps: Literary Translation Workshop

8:00PM – 9:00PM | Online

Translations

This course will equip translators with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for publication with top international publishing houses.

19
Dec
2020
Sat

A Single Swallow - In Conversation with the Author, Translator and Editor

10:00AM – 11:00AM | Online

Translations

Author Zhang Ling, translator Shelly Bryant, and editor Liza Darnton share their experiences working together on A Single Swallow.

17
Dec
2020
Thu

Embracing the Weird: Writing Speculative Fiction

3:00PM – 4:30PM | Online

Writing

Embracing the weird in your writing means taking risks and breaking rules. Let's explore how writing in unusual ways can unlock creativity.

20
Nov
2020
Fri

Silver Stories

3:00PM – 5:00PM | Online

Storytelling | Reading

Let’s celebrate the Silver Generation! Get hands-on tips on how to connect, or reconnect with the senior loved ones around you.

07
Nov
2020
Sat

Introduction to Storytelling II

9:30AM – 5:45PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Reading

The second of a two-part workshop, this is available as part of a bundle for participants who have attended Introduction to Storytelling I and would...
31
Oct
2020
Sat

Introduction to Storytelling I

9:30AM – 5:45PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Reading

Step into the world of storytelling with two 7-hour workshops facilitated by Sheila Wee. Gain a firm grounding in storytelling skills and leave read...
16
Oct
2020
Fri

S.E.A. Write Award

3.00pm | Singapore Book Council Training Room

S.E.A. Write Award

Since 1979, the S.E.A. Write Award, or the Southeast Asian Writers Award, has been presented annually to poets and writers in Southeast Asia. 

30
Sep
2020
Wed

Translation, Interpretation, Adaptation

8:00PM – 9:30PM | Online

Translations

Spend the evening with authors and translators to celebrate International Translation Day 2020!

24 - 15
Sep - Oct
2020
Thu

The Final Steps: Literary Translation Workshop

7:00PM – 8:30PM | Online

Translations

This workshop has been postponed. Please email us at [email protected] if you have queries or wish to receive more updates on this workshop.
This course will equip translators with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for publication with top international publishing houses.

19
Sep
2020
Sat

《究竟——从生活中汲取写作灵感》线上座谈会

3:00pm – 5:00pm | Zoom

Singapore Literature Prize

12
Sep
2020
Sat

Drawing for a Living

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Online

Writing

If you are an aspiring illustrator and but want to break into the exciting business of freelance illustration, this course is for you!

05
Sep
2020
Sat

Adapting Stories for Performance

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Online

Storytelling | Reading

Learn the strategies of adapting a story to the stage and get an introduction to the basics of dramatic writing with playwright Jean Tay.

27
Aug
2020
Thu

Singapore Literature Prize

8pm | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Singapore Literature Prize

This biennial competition is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents whose works of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction have been published in Singapore or abroad during a specified period of time in any of Singapore’s four official languages — Chinese, English, Malay, or Tamil.

27
Aug
2020
Thu

Singapore Literature Prize 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

8:00pm – 9:30pm | Online

Singapore Literature Prize

For the first time in the history of the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP), the awards ceremony will be taking place online and YOU are invited! Fifty-...
20 - 22
Aug
2020
Thu - Sat

The Craft of Writing for YA Readers

9:30AM – 5:30PM | SINGAPORE BOOK COUNCIL TRAINING ROOM

Writing

Are you keen to improve your writing skills with a focus on YA readers? This result driven workshop will help you understand the main elements of writ...
20
Aug
2020
Thu

#AtHomeWithSLP: Diversity in SingLit: What more can be done?

8:00pm – 9:30pm | Facebook Live

Singapore Literature Prize

Is there enough diversity in SingLit? How do we have more different voices and perspectives included in our books? This panel of writers explores some...
13
Aug
2020
Thu

#AtHomeWithSLP: Stories in the time of Coronavirus

8:00pm – 9:30pm | Facebook Live

Singapore Literature Prize

We are living in strange, unsettling times now. These writers have turned to fantasy, realism, or even mythology to tackle the anxieties of urban livi...
12
Aug
2020
Wed

From Page to Stage: 17A Keong Saik Road

7:30PM – 9:00PM | Online

Storytelling | Reading

A panel where the creatives share how the novel 17A Keong Saik Road was brought from page to the stage as a dramatised reading.

11
Aug
2020
Tue

#AtHomeWithSLP: The Pen and the Past

8:00pm – 9:30pm | Facebook Live

Singapore Literature Prize

History is another popular trope in SingLit. What motivates writers to excavate the past and what do they hope to find? These writers will share about...
06
Aug
2020
Thu

#AtHomeWithSLP: Home: Belonging and estrangement

8:00pm – 9:30pm | Facebook Live

Singapore Literature Prize

Why are writers obsessed with the theme of home? Vexing, heartwarming, frustrating, proud. How do they work through their often contradictory feelings...
04
Aug
2020
Tue

#AtHomeWithSLP: What is the role of writers in the pandemic?​

8:00pm – 9:30pm | Facebook Live

Singapore Literature Prize

The pandemic has forced many of us into deep reflection, and there has been much discussion about the role of the arts during this time. What is the r...
25
Jul
2020
Sat

Introduction to Storytelling II

9:30AM – 5:45PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling

The second of a two-part workshop, this is available as part of a bundle for participants who have attended Introduction to Storytelling I and would l...
24
Jul
2020
Fri

Based on a True Story: Writing Compelling Literary Non-Fiction

7:30PM – 9:30PM | Online

Writing

Learn how to write compelling true stories, from family memoirs to true crime from the author of a New York Times Bestseller!

18 - 25
Jul
2020
Sat

Introduction to Storytelling I & II

9:30AM – 5:45PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling

Step into the world of storytelling with two 7-hour workshops facilitated by Sheila Wee. You will gain a firm grounding in storytelling skills and lea...
18
Jul
2020
Sat

Introduction to Storytelling I

9:30AM – 5:45PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling

Step into the world of storytelling with two 7-hour workshops facilitated by Sheila Wee. You will gain a firm grounding in storytelling skills and lea...
18
Jul
2020
Sat

I'm Very Busy

10:00am - 10:45am | Online

Programmes

What does your little one think Baozi is doing when he says he's busy? Draw along with creators Colin and Yen Yen as they bring silly suggestions from...
18
Jul
2020
Sat

It’s Rhyme Time!

11.15am – 12.00pm | Online

Programmes

Let loose and run wild with your creativity! Step into the world of funny and nonsensical rhymes and learn how to create simple limericks in this fun ...
18
Jul
2020
Sat

What Colours Are You Feeling?

1.00pm – 1.45pm | Online

Programmes

Our emotions are colourful like a rainbow but we often struggle to label or describe our emotions properly. Let’s have fun creating colourful and fun ...
18
Jul
2020
Sat

Duelling Illustrators – Live!

2.15pm – 3.00pm | Online

Programmes

Watch two illustrators engage in battle as each attempts to outdraw the other. While a story is read out live, the artists will each draw out their vi...
18
Jul
2020
Sat

Let’s Sing, Play and Move to ORIGAMI with Wigglepods!

3.30pm – 4.15pm | Online

Programmes

Come join us for a creative music and movement adventure with Wigglepods. We will SING,MOVE and PLAY in this fun-filled session inspired by the book t...
18
Jul
2020
Sat

Ready for KidLit!

10:00am – 4:15pm | Online

Reading | Storytelling

Get ready for a day filled with fun storytelling, writing and drawing activities! Join some of our beloved children’s book writers and illustrators online as they show us how to do dramatised storytelling, write wacky poems, learn about emotions and out-draw each other in an epic illustrators' battle! Light up your day with all these free activities as kidlit comes alive!

04
Jul
2020
Sat

S.E.A. Write Talks 2020: 邂逅南洋图像 ——当华语语系遇上东南亚多元文学

4:00pm – 5:30pm | Living Room, The Arts House

Awards

With the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise, this session has been postponed to 4 July.

ASEAN has 10 country members and 11 official languages, boasting a diverse range of literatures and cultures.

04
Jul
2020
Sat

Introduction to Literary Translation

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Online

Translations

The workshop will address the mindsets and issues underlying the process of literary translation and is ideal for aspiring translators.

02
Jul
2020
Thu

Editing for the International English Market

4:00PM – 5:30PM | Online

Publishing

Get an overview of editorial considerations and insights into what international editors are looking for in a manuscript submission.

27 - 29
Jun
2020
Sat - Mon

Menulis Fiksyen Melayu Dengan Cara Okky Madasari

10:00AM – 9:30PM | Online

Writing

Master short stories and fiction writing in Malay with award-winning and best-selling author, Okky Madasari.

17
Jun
2020
Wed

Is My Book Agent Ready? Editing your manuscript for submission to an agent

7:30PM – 10:00PM | Online

Publishing

Are you editing your work day and night with little direction? Join Smita Khanna in this talk as she guides you through the process of self-editing, both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts

18 - 18
Apr - Oct
2020 - 2021
Sat - Mon

Picture Book Matters

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing | Publishing

Through these workshops, participants will learn step-by-step how picture books of all genres are created for the traditional publishing market.

04 & 05
Apr
2020
Sat & Sun

Writing Malay Fiction: The Okky Madasari Way

10:00AM – 4:00PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

For those who want to write fiction, mastering writing short story and novel, and dream of becoming a published writer, or simply want to enhance writing skills, this is a perfect opportunity with an award-winning and best-selling author in town

22
Feb
2020
Sat

S.E.A. Write Talks 2020: My Writing Journey

4:00pm – 5:30pm | Living Room, The Arts House

Awards

In this conversation, Ovidia shares about writing in, about and beyond Singapore, including the routines, rituals and rules in her writing journey tha...
15
Feb
2020
Sat

S.E.A. Write Talks 2020: Perjalanan Penulisanku

4:00pm – 5:30pm | Living Room, The Arts House

Awards

In this conversation, Peter Augustine Goh will share his vast experience in various literary genres, spanning over 40 years of impactful contribution to both Singapore and Malaysia Malay literary scenes.

14
Feb
2020
Fri

Book Cover Design: The Birth of Ideas

9:30AM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing | Publishing

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

13
Feb
2020
Thu

Conversation with a Book Cover Designer

7:00PM – 9:00PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

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

08
Feb
2020
Sat

Food is Life! A Food and Life Writing Workshop

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

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.

09
Jan
2020
Thu

Conversation with a Literary Agent

7:00PM – 9:00PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Publishing | Writing

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

16
Nov
2019
Sat

Children’s Book Boot Camp

9:30AM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

Learn the nuances of children's book writing, and the art of perfect pitch with Cynthea Liu.

05
Nov
2019
Tue

Writing For Children And Young People: Coincidences And Realities Of Crossing Borders

7:00pm – 8:30pm | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

Discover how books for children cross borders of genres, subject and language

04
Nov
2019
Mon

Translation in the Language of Europe

7:00PM – 8:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

Extending your audience through translation

04 - 08
Nov
2019
Mon - Fri

Young Author Scheme

2:30PM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

Children learn to improve their descriptive and vocabulary skills

30
Oct
2019
Wed

Adapting For The International Chinese Market

7:30PM – 9:00PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Publishing

Navigate the Chinese publishing market

24
Oct
2019
Thu

Boost Your Email Marketing

9:30AM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

A non-technical guide to creating email marketing that your subscribers will welcome in their inbox

23
Oct
2019
Wed

Write Engaging Copy: How To Improve Your Copywriting Skills

9:30AM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

A fun workshop to help you to write more persuasive copy no matter how specialist your product or service

30
Sep
2019
Mon

Translation Roundtable: #NameTheTranslator

7:00pm – 8:30pm | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Translations

Come celebrate International Translation Day with the Book Council!...
29
Sep
2019
Sun

Translating Poetry: Translation or Re-Creation?

3:00pm – 5:00pm | Potato Productions

Translations | Writing

14
Sep
2019
Sat

Travel Writing in the Digital Age

9:30AM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

In the age of 'Instagram points' and commercialisation of traditional hospitality seen in the rise of Airbnb, what can a travel writer now write about?

05 - 08
Sep
2019
Thu - Sun

Scholastic Picture Book Award (SPBA)

9.00am - 6.30pm | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Scholastic Picture Book Award

The Scholastic Picture Book Award (SPBA) is a joint initiative between the Singapore Book Council (SBC) and Scholastic Asia, and it is presented biennially to an outstanding unpublished picture book with distinct Asian themes by an Asian team of writer and illustrator.

17
Aug
2019
Sat

Write Your Memoir Now

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

Learn the techniques of how to shape your personal milestones into vivid and memorable narratives for the reader.

27
Jul
2019
Sat

生动讲故事班: 如何让孩子着迷于华文故事 (Vivid Storytelling: Engaging Children with Chinese Stories)

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling | Reading

The course will explore the different ways of storytelling. Participants will be introduced to storytelling in Chinese using creative methods such as props, nursery rhymes and
tangrams.

07 - 28
Jul
2019
Sun

Safe Space Stories

2:00PM – 5:00PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

Safe Space Stories fosters a space for group writing in which all voices are equally heard and appreciated. It is a safe s pace to encourage creativity in writing, freedom from criticism, and affirmation of everyone’s voice.

06
Jul
2019
Sat

Telling Stories With Pictures (Talk + Workshop)

7:00PM – 9:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling

Learn how to tell a story using pictures, through understanding the basics of structure, art style, characters, layout, rhythm and visual symbolism. This workshop is ideal for illustrators (or anyone with basic drawing skills) to try their hands on creating a short, illustrated story.

05
Jul
2019
Fri

Telling Stories With Pictures (Talk)

7:00PM – 9:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling

Learn how to tell a story using pictures, through understanding the basics of structure, art style, characters, layout, rhythm and visual symbolism. This workshop is ideal for illustrators (or anyone with basic drawing skills) to try their hands on creating a short, illustrated story.

24 - 26
Jun
2019
Mon - Wed

Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab

10:00am – 1:00pm | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Programmes

Learn how to improve your story and portfolio to pitch for publication!

15
Jun
2019
Sat

Introduction to Literary Translation

9:30AM – 12:00PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

Understand the requisites of literary translation and the makings of a great translator.

10 - 14
Jun
2019
Mon - Fri

Young Author Scheme

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing | Publishing

Write your own 3,000-word narrative and get a chance to enter a regional writing award.

25
May
2019
Sat

Introduction to Storytelling I

9:30AM – 5:45PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Reading | Storytelling

Learn the tools and confidence to learn and tell more stories.

04
May
2019
Sat

The Art of the Eye: Haiku and Photo-Haiga

10:00AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

This workshop is for those who wish to explore haiku writing and smart phone photography.

27 - 05
Apr - May
2019
Sat - Sun

《诗心牵影》 新书发布及展览会开幕 Poetic Hearts, Lingering Shadows Exhibition

10:00am – 6:00pm | Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Book Launch

《诗心牵影》是为庆祝新加坡书籍理事会于2018成立50周年而特别出版, 新书发布会也为配新加坡开埠200周年而举行。与此同时,理事会也将举办一个画作及诗歌的展览,假新加坡华族文化中心从4月27日至5月5日展出。

The special publication of Poetic Hearts, Lingering Shadows marks the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Book Council in 2018, while the book launch is also held in conjunction with the Singapore bicentennial. As part of the book launch, there will be an exhibition of the ink paintings and poetry at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre from April 27 to May 5.

27
Mar
2019
Wed

Reading to Children as an Avenue to Cultivate Inclusive Values

7:00pm – 8:30pm | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling

Join us for this special talk by Fernando M. Reimers, renowned educator and author of the children’s book series, The Adventures of Filomena.

13
Feb
2019
Wed

Mindfulness Writing Session

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

Writing

Find fresh ways to jump start your writing process.through mindfulness

26
Jan
2019
Sat

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

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

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

19
Jan
2019
Sat

Alohomora! Create Your Own Fairy Tale

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

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

24
Nov
2018
Sat

The Muddle of Mahabharatha

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

Storytelling

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.

12
Nov
2018
Mon

Crafting for Comics with Lewis Trondheim

6:30PM – 9:00PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Publishing

Craft stories through comics

11
Nov
2018
Sun

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

10:00AM – 12:30PM | National Gallery Singapore

Storytelling | Reading

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

11
Nov
2018
Sun

Editing for the International English Market

10:00AM – 12:30PM | National Gallery Singapore

Storytelling | Reading

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.

04
Nov
2018
Sun

Editing for the Mainland Chinese Market (适合中国市场的编辑)

2:00PM – 4:30PM | Rooftop Studio 1

Writing

Li Yuyao, Executive Editor of Foreign Literature and Arts, will offer suggestions regarding the textual norms of English-to-Chinese translation and how to better align the translated texts with the reading habits of Chinese readers.

27
Oct
2018
Sat

Tarian Pena: Mencoret Luahan Hati (The Dancing Pen: Scribbling the Voices from Within)

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

This workshop will be conducted in Malay language and suitable for secondary school students.

02
Oct
2018
Tue

The New Self-Publishing – How the entrepreneurial writer can challenge publishing’s status quo

9:30AM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Publishing

This workshop will look at taking advantage of this publishing revolution and avoiding any pitfalls that might come your way. Participants will leave with a strategic plan to develop their presence, to grow their potential readership and to take their publishing projects from idea to paperback, hardback or eBook.

01
Oct
2018
Mon

Good, Clean Copy – How good editing can make you a great writer

9:30AM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling | Reading

Participants will explore and put into practice a variety of editing techniques and develop a new editing-focused approach to their work.

17 & 18
Sep
2018
Mon & Tue

Masterclass on Advanced Copy-editing and Proofreading for Fiction and Non-fiction

9:30AM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Publishing

In this two-day workshop, participants will work at an advanced level with a variety of text types, and hone their techniques for ensuring that each element of the text is the shape it should be
15
Sep
2018
Sat

Show, Don’t Tell - Know how to let your writing flourish

9:30AM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

The workshop will consider the use of exposition and descriptive writing as well as how to reveal character, plot and theme in a manner that evokes feeling and keeps the reader engaged!
25
Aug
2018
Sat

Improvising Stories - Stories with Structure!

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Storytelling | Reading

Learn techniques in playing games and telling the stories orally, to trigger your imagination and memories which you will then use to create stories
25
Aug
2018
Sat

Meet The Publishers: Picture Book Publishing

10:30am – 12:30pm | Writers Lounge, Singapore Book Council

Publishing

This session will be on Picture Book Publishing by Ms Suzanne Noor from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Do come to the Writers Lounge, Book Council premises...
18
Aug
2018
Sat

From Pitch to Publication Masterclass

9:30AM – 5:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Publishing

Literary agents will help to demystify the publication process and give the authors of completed manuscripts invaluable tips on how best to present and pitch their work to publishers.
15
Aug
2018
Wed

Becoming a Successful Literary Translator

9:00AM – 5:00PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Publishing

Shelly Bryant, an experienced translator will address challenges unique to literary translation as well as provide insights to the literary translation industry particularly the China publishing market.
11
Aug
2018
Sat

Introduction to Literary Translation

9:30AM – 12:30PM | Singapore Book Council Training Room

Writing

This session will cover key questions related to the process of literary translation such as the making of a literary translation, the difficulties involved and the making of the translator.