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Hitch A Read - Highlights From #BuySingLit 2019

Hitch A Read - #BuySinglit 2019 Highlights Video
What’s the most memorable story you’ve heard in a car ride? 

Find out how we took it to the next level when we invited four local authors - Gwee Li Sui, He Yingshu, Jayanthi Sankar and Suffian Hakim to share their SingLit stories with unsuspecting GrabHitch passengers. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in Hitch A Read as part of #BuySingLit 2019! Watch the video here!

Bridging Borders: The SEA Lit Project Highlights

In the spirit of encouraging intercultural dialogue with our neighbours in Southeast Asia, the Singapore Book Council launched a new programme – Bridging Borders: The SEA Lit Project. The initiative kicked off last week in Yangon, Myanmar from 3 to 6 April 2019.

A delegation of writers, illustrators and publishers from Singapore met their counterparts and took part in various programmes over four days, including school workshops, public readings and a literary forum. The Singapore and Myanmar writers were also paired up to work together on a creative project. These final works will be launched in September in Singapore.

Head over to our Facebook and Instagram for the highlights from our travel and visit our website for more information!

Upcoming Workshops

Tamil Type Immersion

Tamil Type Immersion introduces participants to the beauty of Tamil letters at the intersection of language and design.

The activity will be facilitated by designers who will show participants how to create various Tamil text with the materials provided.

Register here!
Date: 13 April, Saturday
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Training Room,
Singapore Book Council
Address: 90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre
Admission: Free. Register here.
This activity is organised with the support of the Tamil Language Council.

The Art of the Eye: Haiku and Photo-Haiga

The Art of the Eye: Haiku and Photo-Haiga
This workshop is for those who wish to explore haiku writing (one breath poetry) and smart phone photography. Haiku writing is a kind of snapshot in words, whereas traditional haiga is the art of painting that incorporates a haiku poem.

This workshop is conducted by noted poet and educator Chris Mooney Singh.

Register here!
Date: 4 May, Saturday
Time: 9am – 1pm
Venue: Training Room,
Singapore Book Council
Address: 90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre
Tickets: $80

Introduction To Storytelling

If you are interested in storytelling, but don’t know where to start, these workshops are for you. In two 7-hour modules of hands-on training, you will gain a firm grounding in storytelling skills. You will leave with one ready to tell story and the tools and confidence to learn and tell more stories.

This workshop is conducted by well-established storyteller Sheila Wee.

Register here!

Building Our Imagine-nation. 

Singapore Book Council (SBC) is a charity founded in 1968. Our mission is to Build Our Imagine-nation by developing creativity, imagination and original thought through writing, reading, illustration and storytelling. We organise literary arts festivals, training workshops and give out awards to recognise excellence in the field.


Because It All Starts With A Story.

All donations collected will go towards supporting the Book Council's programmes & activities. A 250% tax deduction is applicable on qualifying donations. Cash donations will be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching from the Cultural Matching Fund (CMF), which means your donation doubles in value.
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