Write Your Memoir Now
17 Aug 2019 | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $80 (Ticketing charges apply)
SBC Training Room | Map

This introductory workshop is specially designed for beginners by Singapore Literature Prize-winning writer Melissa De Silva.

You will learn why the memoir genre has been soaring in popularity recently. You will also explore the difference between memoir, autobiography and journaling; and why everyday people can and should write their own rich life stories.

Writing will be the main focus of this workshop, as you are led in a series of gentle exercises that tap into your life experiences. Learn the techniques of how to shape your life experiences into vivid and memorable narratives for the reader.

You are invited to bring along 2-3 photos from any point of their lives for some writing exercises, if they are comfortable doing so.

Photo credit: William Tham
AFCC 2019: Book Illustrators Gallery
Call for Submissions
26 Aug - 14 Sep 2019 | Free admission
National Library Building | 

The Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG) showcases a diverse collection of works by illustrators and artists from all over the world, featuring both published and unpublished picture book art.

In line with AFCC’s theme of Diversity, the gallery’s collection of illustrations underlines the impact of visually presenting stories to entice audiences to embrace books, the stories within them and the cultures they represent.

For more information about the Asian Festival of Children's Content, please visit

Illustration credit (from top to bottom): First two by Ziyue Chen (Singapore) and bottom two by Tran Duc Trung (Singapore). Illustrations were featured in 2018's Books and Illustrators Exhibition.
AFCC 2019: Writer's Pitch
5 - 8 Sep 2019 
National Library Building | 

Pitch your children’s book manuscript to a panel of local and international publishers, including Sara Sargent (Penguin Random House USA), Lydia Leong (Marshall Cavendish International Asia) and Tina Narang (HarperCollins India).

Pitching and critique sessions are free for all AFCC ticket holders. Get your early bird tickets now!
Read! Fest 2019: Malay & Chinese Sessions
22 June - 28 July 2019 | Free admission
National Library Building | 

In this Special Conversations series presented by SBC in Read! Fest 2019, listen in as Singapore Literature Prize-winning writers from different generations reveal their creative journeys, as well as their thoughts on how Singapore's literary scene has changed over the years.

Register for your spot at the sessions below:
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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