Singapore Translation Symposium is Back!
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24 September | 9.30 am to 6 pm (SGT)
Virtual on
 SBC Facebook
 | Play Den, The Arts House
Free with Registration

Delve into the different facets of translation with an array of programmes awaiting you at the Singapore Translation Symposium this September! Examine how your favourite plays navigate language differences for stage, how bestselling translated literature is
judged, and the role of artificial intelligence in the future of translation.

Join us for these line-up of programmes:

SBC Academy Workshops This September!

Introduction to Webtoons Storytelling
10 September, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm (SGT) | In-Person, SBC Training Room | $35, $28 (Buddy tickets) (Ticketing charges apply)

Go digital with webtoons, and learn from one of the best in the industry! Foo Swee Chin is known for her work in alternative comic books. Her comics are published in the United States and she has designed creepy characters for the horror video game, Lit.

Join Swee Chin in this hands-on workshop and use webtoon and manga elements to spruce up your work. What's more? Learn to use different effective dialogue bubbles and illustrations to convey your storytelling skills!


The Art of Horror Poetry
29 October, Saturday, 2 pm to 5 pm (SGT)  |  In-person, SBC Training Room* | $60,  $48 (Buddy tickets) (Ticketing charges apply)

Write poetry with plenty of verve and a dash of horror! Three-time Bram Stoker Award-winning poet Christina Sng will show you how.

Christina Sng, who is well-known for her poetry and fiction in horror, will disclose the art of harnessing fear to astounding effect for your readers. You will even compose a poem or two in this workshop! Celebrate Halloween with some creepy compositions this October.


The Birth of a Book Cover Concept
15 September, Saturday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm | In-person, SBC Training Room* | $60, $48 (Buddy tickets) (Ticketing charges apply)

Draft your next attention-grabbing book cover with the guidance of Xavier Comas! Xavier is the founder of award-winning book cover design studio, Coverkitchen.

Get your brain jucies flowing in this workshop where you and your friends will learn to conceptualise a dynamic book cover based on an actual design assignment. Sharpen your pencils and power up your laptops!

Last Chance to Participate in The Bai Meigui Translation Competition! 

Deadline: 11 September 2022, 8pm (SGT)

Join the 8th Bai Meigui Translation Competition and you stand a chance to be featured at the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) 2023 for your translation of 周见信 (Zhou Jianxin)’s 《小松鼠与老榕树》 (White squirrel and the old banyan tree).

Do you have a knack for translation, and are between the age of 11 to 18? You've ticked all the boxes. If you win, you will also stand a chance to be mentored by the award-winning translator Helen Wang. Chosen translations will be published as a bilingual picture book and launched at 2023's AFCC! Find out more here and submit soon! The deadline is drawing near.

Chinese Literary Channel: Call for Entries!

Deadline: 31 December 2022



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.

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