Join Us for SLP Awards Ceremony 2022!

25 August, Thursday, 8 pm (SGT) | Victoria Theatre
Dress Code: Literary Flourish

43 shortlisted writers are vying for 12 awards at the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP)!

Join us as we toast the finest of Sing Lit with the theme of Resonance | 共鸣 | Resonan | ஒத்திசைவு, celebrating literature's power to evoke compelling emotions and memories in us as we re-examine our relationships after the pandemic. We are also very excited to confer the SBC Achievement Award on literary pioneer Edwin Thumboo.

Michelle Martin will be the emcee for the ceremony and hear what she has to say. Save your seat and RSVP today! 

Vote for your Readers’ Favourite authors and stand to win vouchers! 

Meet the Shortlisted Writers of SLP 2022!

In Conversation: SLP 2022 Shortlisted Writers
19 August, Friday, 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (SGT) | Staff Lounge L2, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) | Free

All geared-up for the SLP awards ceremony? Meet the shortlisted writers in this up close and personal session co-presented by SBC and the Asia Creative Writing Programme at NTU!


Echoes of Home
19 August, Friday, 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm (SGT) | Shaw Alumni House, National University of Singapore | Free

What is belonging? An affinity to a place? A community? A set of beliefs? Shortlisted writers of SLP 2022 discuss how notions of home, identity and belonging resonate with their readers, and why such themes are captured in their works.


Symposium for Chinese Fiction Writers
21 August. Sunday, 3 pm (SG) | In-person (Singapore Association of Writers) | Free

配合My Community主办、旅游局支持的社区节活动,新加坡作家协会位于史密斯街的会所将于8月21日对外开放一天。 新加坡书籍理事会也将配合作协会所开放日,在牛车水史密斯街的会所和作协联办一场分享会。演讲者是新加坡文学奖华文小说组入围的作者:希尼尔, 日落冬,邹文学。

Xi Ni Er, Ri Luo Dong and Choo Woon Hock’s shortlisted Chinese fiction make us yearn for the simplicity of yesteryear, while appreciating watershed moments in history. Meet them at My Community Festival, co-organised by the Singapore Association of Writers.

Chinese Literary Channel: Call for entries!



征集作品从 2022年8 月1日起至2022年12 月 31 日止。优先考虑以历届新加坡文学奖华文组入围作品为题材的多媒体作品(从2004年起


Living in the digital age now, we hope to ride on this wave of technology to promote Singapore Chinese literature through interactive, multimedia works. The Chinese Literary Channel is now seeking submissions. We encourage writers, media professionals and literature lovers to adapt and turn local Chinese literary works into video, audio or multimedia. Priority will be given to works based on past Singapore Literature Prize shortlisted titles.

SBC Academy: Demystify the Process of Writing your First Historical Fiction Novel

13 August, Saturday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm (SGT) | In-person, SBC Training Room* | $60 (Standard), $48 (Buddy Ticket) (Ticketing charges apply)

Have you ever wondered what goes into a historical fiction novel?

Embark on the journey of writing your very own historical fiction novel with this easy-to-follow workshop with the guidance of multi-disciplinary artist Wesley Leon Aroozoo! Learn the importance of research and creativity in developing your work as Wesley shares about his historical fiction novel, The Punkhawala and the Prostitute.

Effective Online Book Marketing for Authors

17 August, Wednesday, 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm (SGT) | Facebook live

The success of a bestseller relies on a great marketing plan to complement literary excellence.

Register for Effective Online Book Marketing for Authors, a free talk featuring top listed Amazon SG author, Fredrik Haren! Fredrik has more than two decades of experience as a speaker and has written more than 10 books.

Learn Haiga with Koh Buck Song!

20 August, Saturday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (SGT) | In-person, SBC Training Room* | $60, $48 (Buddy tickets) (Ticketing charges apply)

Try your hand on the Japanese art form of haiga (haiku with ink drawing) with Koh Buck Song in Haiga Art Workshop: Create Poetry & Art of Places You Loves. Koh Buck Song has edited and written more than 40 books, including six volumes of poetry and haiga. He is the poet-in-residence at the National Gallery Singapore. Bring a friend and enjoy a buddy discount!

Words Go Round For Your Preschoolers!

23 May to 31 August 2022 | Virtual and In-Person | $200 to $350*
*Subsidies available! Contact us.

Calling all teachers! Are you looking for attractive programmes to expand the world of literature and language for your preschoolers?

Look no further as Words Go Round brings you the top authors who are ready to introduce the many worlds of literature to your classroom! From building on your preschoolers’ soft skills of empathy with renowned Irish author Eoin McLaughlin to adding vocabulary to their emotions with award-winning author Libby Walden, book your choice of programmes available here on our website today.

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