Read! Fest 2019: Voyage
22 June - 28 July 2019 | Free admission
National Library Building | Map

Join us at Read! Fest 2019 as SBC presents My Writing Journey, a series of four sessions featuring SLP-winning writers across the different language and genre categories.

In this special Conversations series, listen in as Singapore Literature Prize-winning writers from different generations share about their creative journey as a writer, as well as their thoughts on how the Singapore literary scene has changed over the years.

Register for your spot at the sessions via the links below:
S.E.A. Write Awards 2019: Call for nomination now open!
The S.E.A. Write Awards are presented to a writer from a country that is part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 

Call for nominations for this year's S.E.A Write Awards (Singapore) is now open! Please download the form attached to submit your nomination. Please submit the completed form to by Saturday, 31 August 2019, 23:59hrs.
AFCC  2019 Lecture
Why Adults Refuse to Admit Racist Content in the Children’s Books They Love
By Philip Nel
6 September | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
National Library Building, The Pod | Map | $15 (Early bird), $14 (Group ticket) (Ticketing charges apply)

As childhood is where the psyche becomes susceptible (or more resistant) to racism, children’s books are one of the best instruments to combat this social ill.

To better educate adults who resist considering that beloved children’s literature may harbour racist content, Philip Nel will cover the “hate mail” inspired by his 2017 book Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature and the Need for Diverse Books, and offer pedagogical strategies in response.

Click here to visit Philip's blog to read his reviews and writings.
SBC Academy Workshops
Safe Space Stories
7, 14, 21, 28 July | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
SBC Training Room | $280 (Ticketing charges apply)
In Paul's Safe Space Stories, every story you share is listened to with the respect and attention it deserves. You can expect a friendly environment where you can be quirky, creative and adventurous.

Sign up today! Check out what previous participants had to say:
"There is no better and safer space to express oneself through writing than Safe Space Stories."
- Alison, previous participant 

"Paul’s calming energy and well-designed prompts are a unique combination and are not to be missed."
- Wun, previous participant 

 Read the full testimonials here.
生动讲故事班: 如何让孩子着迷于华文故事
(Vivid Storytelling: Engaging Children with Chinese Stories)

7月27日 | 早上9点半至下午12点半
27 July | 9:30am – 12:30pm
SBC Training Room | $80 (Ticketing charges apply)



Does your child or student find Chinese stories boring?

You can change that today by attending Wong Swee Yean and Karen Lee's Vivid Storytelling Chinese workshop! In this workshop, you will use techniques, such as tangrams and different storytelling tones, to make Chinese stories more fun!
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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