SBC x SWF From 2019!

1 - 10 Nov 2019 | Get tickets here.
Various venues | More information

We are partnering with Singapore Writers Festival 2019 (SWF 2019) to present over 20 programmes from 1 to 10 November 2019. Enjoy different topics under Youth Fringe, Translation, Industry and SWF classroom. 

Join speakers like Jo Lusby, Tim De Cotta and more at film screenings, lectures, panels, workshops and performances at SWF 2019! 

SBC Academy Workshops

2019年10月30日 | 晚上7.30至 9.00
SBC Training Room | $15 (未含 Eventbrite 税)
主讲人: 尤今

尤今在2009年荣获“新加坡文化奖”。 她在中国出版的经验丰富,自1989年至今,出版了83部作品。尤今将在讲座里讨论如何应对在中国出版作品的各种挑战包括作品内容的挑选和语言调整的技巧、与出版社签约所需要注意的事项等等事宜。

Adapting for the International Chinese Market
30 Oct 2019 | 7.30pm - 9.00pm
SBC Training Room | $15 (exc. ticketing charges)
Speaker: You Jin

Cultural Medallion winner You Jin’s has published 83 books over the last 20 years, the majority in the Chinese market. In this workshop, You Jin will discuss the main challenges of publishing in the Chinese market, including the type of content and language as well as things to look out for when signing a contract.

Translation is the Language of Europe
4 Nov 2019 | 7pm - 8.30pm 
SBC Training Room | Free Admission
Speakers: Caryl Lewis, Harkaitz Cano and Selja Ahava

Translation makes literature travel, particularly across Europe where multilingualism is common. Discover what three award-winning authors think of translation as a means of expanding one's readership.


Writing for Children and Young People: Coincidences and realities of crossing borders
5 Nov 2019 | 7pm - 8.30pm
SBC Training Room | Free Admission

Speakers: Caryl Lewis, Harkaitz Cano and Inga Gaile

Discover  how children's books transcend genre, subject and language while
celebrating culture with three distinct distinguished authors from Wales, UK, Basque Country, Spain and Latvia.

Both programmes are co-presented by Literature Across Frontiers in partnership with Singapore Writers Festival and with support from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Children’s Book Boot Camp
16 Nov 2019 | 9.30am - 5.30pm
SBC Training Room | $250 (exc. ticketing charges)

Trainer: Cynthea Liu

Are you working on a picture book or children’s novel that just hasn’t sold? Put your worries to rest and join award-winning US children’s book author Cynthea Liu in learning the nuances of children's book writing, and the art of a perfect pitch. 
Check out SBC Campus!

At SBC Campus, we aim to bring Singapore Literature closer to our students. We offer in-school programmes and after-exam workshops that cultivate and develop literary skills in students. 

Workshops are conducted primarily in English, with the option to conduct selected sessions in Chinese, Malay or Tamil. 

Email us at for further enquiries.

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.
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