Excel In Your Literary Pursuits This 2023!
Bring your skills to greater heights with these programmes SBC Academy has planned for the year!

Presenting a diverse range of programmes to help you in every step of your literary journey, including a talk on personal branding by blogger-turned-entrepreneur Vivy Yusof, and how to self-publish; as well as workshops on using games in the classroom; writing poetry; pitching to literary agent; writing crime fiction; and creating picture books. 

Save more with these discounts:
40% concession rate for Students and Seniors
20% off for purchase of Buddy Tickets (min. 2)
20% off past SBC Academy attendees* 
10% off for Kinokuniya Privilege Card members* 

*Request for the promo code via email to!


Build Your Brand by Vivy Yusof
Saturday, 11 February 2023 | 10.00 am – 11.30 am (SGT) | SBC Training Room | $10* 

Vivy Yusof, debut author and founder of dUck, tells you how exactly to build your personal brand. Moderated by Melanie Oliveiro, the talk also features a Q&A session where you can ask all your burning questions!
When Play Meets Pedagogy 

Saturday, 25 February 2023 | 10.00 am – 12.30 pm (SGT) | SBC Training Room | $60*

Acquire effective tools to implement game mechanics in the classroom and motivate learners in an innovate way with this programme for educators.



The Stages of Poetic Creation

Saturdays, 18 & 25 March (Online), 8 & 15 April 2023 (In-person) | 10.00 am – 1.00 pm (SGT) | SBC Training Room | $220*

Join the renowned poet Boey Kim Cheng for a hybrid 4-weekend intensive poetry workshop, where participants will receive individual feedback and participate in peer reviews.

How to Prepare and Pitch to a Literary Agent

Thursday, 30 March 2023 | 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm (SGT) | SBC Training Room | $120*

“How do I prepare that submission package?” Best-selling author Lauren Ho (left) guides you through the process while literary agent Katelyn Detweiler (right) will answer your questions.



Step Into the World of Crime Writing 
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Saturday, 1 April 2023 | 10.00 am – 1.00 pm (SGT) | SBC Training Room | $80*

Follow the lead of writer T.A. Morton as she guides you through the history of the genre, an analysis of works in the field, and a series of hands-on exercises, to help you work on your own crime-fiction novel.

How to Be a Picture Book Author-Illustrator

Saturday, 8 April 2023 | 9.00 am – 6.00 pm (SGT) | SBC Training Room | $150*

Grasp the basics of storyboarding and how to apply storytelling techniques to create original stories with HABA winning author-illustrator, J. H. Low.

Get the Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing

Thursday, 13 April 2023 | 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm (SGT) | SBC Training Room | $10*

Join Clara Chow (left), self-published author and founder of Hermit Press, and Fong Hoe Fang (right), owner and director of Word Image Pte Ltd as they share all about the benefits and challenges of self-publishing.

*Concession and promotional rates available, ticketing fees apply. Check Eventbrite for more details.


Do not miss these upcoming talks, workshops, and courses coming your way in the next few months!

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