Have you gotten your festival pass to AFCC? There is a special discount waiting for ECDA members only. Enjoy 80% off the regular ticket price (U.P. $150 excluding ticketing price) and get a two-day festival pass (6-7 Sep). Limited quantity only. Email to claim your offer today. The offer is valid until 16 August 2019.

For more information about AFCC 2019, please visit

AFCC Spotlight: Lectures & Masterclasses

Why Adults Refuse to Admit Racist Content in the Children’s Books They Love
Speaker: Philip Nel
6 Sep 2019 |  6.00 pm - 7.30 pm | $15.34 – $21.49 
National Library Building | Map

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.

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The 117-Storey Treehouse
Speaker: Andy Griffiths
8 Sep 2019 | 11.00 am - 12.00 pm | $11.24
National Library Building | Map

Andy and Terry have done it again! Their treehouse now has 13 brand new levels full of crazy fun and they can’t wait to share it with you!

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Fun译: Translating Children’s Books From Chinese to English
Featuring: Helen Wang
8 Sep 2019 |  10.00 pm - 1.00 pm | $58.39 – $82.99
National Library Building | Map

Led by award-winning translator Helen Wang, this masterclass provides participants with a hands-on opportunity to translate children's books from Chinese to English.

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Stories, Style and Substance: Illustrating Children’s Books
Featuring: Aldy Aguirre
8 Sep 2019 |  2.00 pm - 5.00 pm | $58.39 – $82.99

National Library Building | Map

Join in for this half-day masterclass by award-winning illustrator Aldy Aguirre and discover what it takes to create engaging illustrations for children's books, while exploring your own unique illustration style along the way.

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#BuySingLit 2020: Open Call Clinic

Did you know that the open call for programmes is closing in three weeks on 23 Aug (Fri), 2359 hrs? If you are passionate in raising awareness of SingLit and have creative ideas on how we can celebrate and showcase Singapore stories, we invite you to submit your proposals now!

But, if you have any concerns and burning questions about your proposal and budgeting matters, we are opening consultation slots just for you.

Open Call Clinic consultation hours*:

13 Aug (Tue): 3pm – 5pm

14 Aug (Wed): 3pm – 5pm

15 Aug (Thu): 10am – 12pm, 3pm – 5pm

16 Aug (Fri): 10am – 12pm, 3pm – 5pm

*Duration of each consultation slot is approximately 30 minutes. 

Drop by our office during these timings and our friendly #BuySingLit team will be happy to answer your queries. 

Download the application package here. For more information about #BuySingLit, please visit or email

SBC Academy Workshop
Travel Writing in the Digital Age
14 Sep | 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
SBC Training Room | $180 (Ticketing charges apply) 

Love travelling? Why not also write about it? Use social media to earn from your trips. Learn skills and gain from tips by attending a travel writing workshop by Shivaji Das, author of three travel and art books.

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Happy Holidays From SBC
We wish you a wonderful National Day and Hari Raya holiday!
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