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A recipe to enjoy the SLP 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

27 August 2020 | 8pm (SGT)
Open to all 
Watch it live on SBC Facebook, YouTube and website

We are now one day away from the first-ever Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) virtual awards ceremony. COVID-19 means we can’t have canapes together, but you can still organise an SLP viewing party and invite your family and friends over (max 5!). We’ve got a great recipe to help you and your guests enjoy the whole event!
 

Ingredients:

4 languages  

3 genres of Poetry, Creative Nonfiction and Fiction

36 judges sourced from 9 cities, separated into 12 categories

47 writers, seasoned with sensitivity

52 books, unwrapped and handled with care

6 servings of #AtHomeWithSLP multilingual discussions

4 dozen quotes from writers on #WhyWeWrite 

Preparation:

1. Whisk together 47 writers and 36 judges until they are blended.

2. Mix in #AtHomeWithSLP discussions to evenly coat dish with four languages.

3. Bring to boil and simmer until the dish is tender.

4. Season with personal quotes on #WhyWeWrite.

5. Place in SBC oven until the timer goes off at 27 August 2020, 8pm (SGT).

6. Serve and enjoy!
 

To augment your SLP experience with each serving, we have also provided a special ceremony booklet here that you can read at your leisure.

We look forward to seeing you online this Thursday!

MORE INFO
SBC Academy: September Programmes

Adapting Stories for Performance
5 September 2020 | 9:30am - 12:30pm (SGT)
Online Zoom* Session | $80 (Ticketing Charges Apply)
*Link will be sent after registration is successful

Learn the strategies of adapting a story to the stage and receive an introduction to the basics of dramatic writing! Through a series of hands-on exercises with playwright Jean Tay, you will be able to develop compelling protagonists and start to explore different approaches to bring your adaptations to life.

Your tickets for the SBC Academy workshops are available for the CDSA grant. Apply before 14 Sept 2020 (5pm) and enjoy savings for your workshop!

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Drawing For A Living
12 September 2020 | 9:30am - 12:30pm (SGT)
Online Zoom* Session | $60 (Ticketing Charges Apply)

*Link will be sent after registration is successful

Are you an aspiring illustrator? Are you looking to break into the exciting business of freelance illustration? Join this fun and interactive course designed just for you!

Hang out with the Debasmita Dasgupta and get to know her tools, hear her tips and trade secrets to enjoy life as a freelance illustrator. You will also receive hands-on experience to begin a pilot project of your own!

Your tickets for the SBC Academy workshops are available for the CDSA grant. Apply before 14 Sept 2020 (5pm) and enjoy savings for your workshop!

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Get your tickets to AFCC 2020!

3-4 October 2020 | 10am - 6:30pm (SGT)
Via Zoom

Get your ticket to the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) Digital this year and enjoy a plethora of panel discussions, book launches and festival activities, now all online! Catch Poetry Foundation's Young People's Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye, picture book and Green Lantern: Legacy author Minh Lê and award-winning author and illustrator Trevor Lai as we explore the theme of “Voyages”.

Digital pass holders can apply for book launches at this year’s AFCC, and can submit their unpublished manuscripts at the festival’s Writer’s Pitch.

If you are an author, launch your book with the best creators in the Asian children’s literature scene and alongside fellow quality Asian publications! Find out more and apply to launch your book here!

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Understanding the Editorial Process
2 October 2020 | 9:30am - 12:30pm (SGT)
Online Zoom* Session | $40 (ticketing charges apply)
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Find out what it’s like to work with an editor while learning tips to polish your manuscript in this intensive masterclass by Joanna Cárdenas, Senior Editor at Kokila (Penguin Random House). Joanna will share insights on the author-editor relationship, discuss the editorial process and critique your manuscript!

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Page to Screen Adaptation
2 October 2020 | 1pm - 4pm (SGT)
Online Zoom* Session | $40 (ticketing charges apply)
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Are you a writer who is interested in adapting your stories for film and television? Join this three-hour masterclass conducted by Lisa Hoppe, Peter Herbert and Pieter Aquilia from AFTRS! Learn the nuts and bolts of adaptation, and how to capture the essence of your plot, themes and characters when writing a screenplay based on your books.

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From commemorating World War II hero Lt. Adnan Saidi to the late president S. R. Nathan's The Crane and The Crab, homegrown illustrators have played a vital role in bringing life to many #SingLit stories. In tribute to them, #BuySingLit has released a set of eight SingLit-inspired virtual backgrounds that capture the whimsical and nostalgic worlds of our writers and illustrators. Download these backgrounds and zoom through your online meetings with style!

If you are still holding onto your #BuySingLit vouchers, head down to your favourite bookstores and spend to your heart’s delight on SingLit reads. Vouchers are available for redemption till 30 September 2020!

DOWNLOAD SINGLIT BACKGROUNDS HERE
 SBC CAMPUS: Bringing SingLit to your Students this 2020!

Calling all teachers! SBC Campus is here to offer new and exciting SingLit workshops and talks to your students. We now offer both digital and in-person workshops across all levels for Preschool (for teachers and students), Primary and Secondary/Junior College school students.

Experience SingLit with innovative sessions focusing on different aspects of literature, facilitated by seasoned and upcoming local authors and content creators.

Contact us today to book workshops which give your students a truly personal SingLit experience!

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