Publishing Translated Literature
Kristen's photo by: Jemina Yong

29 November, Tuesday, 7.30pm to 9pm (SGT) | SBC Training Room | $10, $8 (Buddy tickets), $5 for students and seniors 

Tilted Axis Press has published some of the most acclaimed books by Asian writers—did you know that 2022 International Booker Prize winning Tomb of Sand is a Tilted Axis title? The nonprofit UK publishing house has and opened the doors of Asian literature to English readers. 

In this insightful talk, Tilted Axis' publisher and managing director Kristen will share how translated literature can be published, and where you can find resources to get your work translated to English. Join us and be inspired by how a non-profit press has published close to 30 books and become a bastion for Asian stories.

Cradle to Grave – From Tradition to Preservation

26 November, Saturday, 11.00 am to 12.30 pm (SGT) | SBC Training Room | Free with registration

We have partnered with the Malay Heritage Foundation (MHF) to bring you the latest panel from The Sembang Ilmu Series (Let's Chill & Chat). Listen to the writers of Khairat Kita (Our Benevolence) and Selamat Datang ke Dunia Mahir Mirza (Welcome to this World Mahir Mirza) as they share their unique insights and personal experiences drawn from their respective books revolving around the preservation of tradition.

Fauzy Ismail and Zakaria Zainal's Khairat Kita is a compelling documentation of the badan khairat kematian, Malay/Muslim Mutual Benefit Organisations based on a centuries-old tradition of mutual aid. Discover more about Malay culture through the eyes of Mahir, the protagonist of Maria Mahat's children's book.

Relive and Rebook Words Go Round (WGR) for Your Class!

What a year it has been for the 23 schools, writers and artists who participated in WGR in 2022! Students in preschool and primary schools were introduced to picture books, puppets, LEGO-building and many activities that got them thinking about their values, their environment, and how to exercise their creativity.

Head over to our website to watch these highlights. WGR will return next year in March! Plan 2023's semester 1 for your students today. Selected programmes are available for booking.

Save the Dates for AFCC 2023

The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) will be back in-person from 25-28 May 2023.

AFCC is the leading festival in Asia for children’s stories and young adult (YA) fiction, and we are looking forward to seeing you in-person for all our sessions next year! Are you on a mission to empower young readers to be agents of climate change? Maybe you are interested in translating children's books into non-English languages.

There are many topics we will be featuring, which will respond to the festival's theme, "Play"! 2023's Country of Focus will be Vietnam, and we're looking forward to showcasing the best of Vietnamese children's literature at next year's AFCC!

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