Join Us as We Unveil the SLP 2022 Shortlists!

18 July, Monday, 10 am (SGT) | SBC Facebook page

Who will make the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) 2022 shortlists? Join us as former SLP winners 流苏 (Liu Su), Marylyn Tan, Samsudin Said and வ ஹேமலதா (V. Hemalatha) will be on hand to announce the SLP 2022 shortlisted writers. Be the first to find out who they are!

SLP is Singapore’s top literary award. One of the few multilingual literary awards in the world, it celebrates works in Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil in three genres: Poetry, Creative Nonfiction and Fiction. More than 90 Singaporean writers have won the award. This year, we mark 30 years of SLP since it was established in 1992.

Send Your Translation Works to The Bai Meigui Translation Competition! 

Students aged 11-18, this one’s for you! Translate Zhou Jianxin’s book, as part of the 8th edition of the Bai Meigui Translation Competition. You will stand a chance to be mentored by the renowned translator Helen Wang. What’s more, if your translation is chosen, it will be published as a bilingual picture book and launched at 2023's Asian Festival of Children’s Content! Submissions end on 11 September 2022, 8pm (SGT). Find out more here.

Join Us for the Launch of Call of the Heart Rescue at the Tham Luang Cave!

24 July, Sunday, 4.30 pm to 6 pm | The Pod, Level 16, National Library Building

Do you remember the remarkable rescue of the Wild Boars junior football team from the Tham Luang Cave? Author Coonoor Kripalani will be launching her new bilingual book Call of the Heart Rescue at the Tham Luang Cave based on their experience. Douglas Yeo, who was a rescue diver and involved in the rescue operation, will be sharing his first-hand experience of the recovery of the 12 boys and their coach. RSVP for the book launch below.

Book Your Words Go Round Programmes Today!

23 May to 29 July 2022 | Virtual and In-Person | $200 to $350* 
*Subsidies available! Contact us.

We heard you! Words Go Round has been extended to August. Here’s your chance to book a session!

Invite Robin Leong, renowned kung fu master and he will share how his children’s book series The Kung Fu Forces carry nuggets of lessons in integrity, dedication and perseverance—vital for school! You can also arrange for your students to meet best selling Irish children’s author Eoin McLaughlin in an online interactive storytelling session. Invite Goh Eck Kheng and Mike Foo, co-creators of Friends: A Counting Book to guide your students with interactive drawing activities too! View more programmes here!

LKYFB Programmes: Publishing in the Mother Tongue Language

Hana Mohd, Lim Geok Leng and Vijayanand Thamotharan

16 July. Saturday, 10 am to 11.30 am (SG) | Virtual

Stay up to date with publishing trends for Chinese, Malay or Tamil picture books in this programme!

It can be challenging to publish a picture book, let alone one in Chinese, Malay or Tamil. Fret not! We have brought together some of the best individuals in the industry: author and publisher Hana Mohd, Lim Geok Leng, the senior consultant of the Marshall Cavendish Education (MCE) Publishing Group, and Vijayanand Thamotharan, the director of publishing firm Crimson Earth. Join them and take a step closer to getting your picture book published!

SBC Academy: How to Go From Reader to Reviewer

16 July, Saturday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm (SGT) | In-person, SBC Training Room* | $45, $25 (Students), $36 (Buddy Ticket) (Ticketing charges apply)

Looking to achieve your best book reviewing skills?

Olivia Ho, Assistant Life! Editor at The Straits Times has reviewed hundreds of books and you can learn how to be a reviewer too in this workshop. From discussing different types of book reviews to practicing composing a short review for social media of a book you have already read, register now to craft your best work yet.

*Please note that there is no lift access at the location.

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