Join Us for the Singapore Translation Symposium This Saturday!
Top row (From left to right): Alvin Lam, Ann Morgan, Christina Ng, Daisy Rockwell, Elnathan John, Francis Bond, Jeremy Tiang, Khademul Islam
Bottom row (From left to right): Meenakshy Bhaskar, Nazry Bahrawi, Roy Youdale, Shash Trevett, Sonya Wong, Susan Xu Yun, Zelda Tatiana Ng, Zulfadli Rashid

24 September | 9 am to 6 pm (SGT)
Virtual on
 SBC Facebook
 | Play Den, The Arts House
Free with Registration

2022 International Booker Prize award-winning translator Daisy Rockwell will be kickstarting this year's festival alongside 2022’s International Booker Prize judge and Singapore Literature Prize 2018 winner Jeremy Tiang at the keynote session “
Moving Forward with Literary Translation”.

An array of programmes await 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 programmes:

Head over to our website to find out more. See you there!
Celebrate Friendship with AFCC Circle!

Clockwise from top left: Ames Chen, Rilla Melati, Chanida Soponvuttikul, Rayrai Suveeranont

30 September, 5 pm to 5.30 pm (SGT) | AFCC's Facebook

AFCC Circle’s final instalment draws to a close with the theme of friendship! AFCC Circle brings the best Asian children’s stories together.

Meet Rayrai Suveeranont, who is an author at the age of 14; illustrator Chanida Soponvuttikul; Anugerah Persuratan winner Rilla Melati; and Ames Chen, who authored the picture book series Invisible People that show children how to relate kindly to domestic workers. They will share more about their work and explore how each of their stories embody the theme of Friendship.

Send In Your Manuscript for SABA!

Deadline: 31 October 2022, 5 pm (SGT)

You have Asian roots and an unpublished children’s book manuscript. How are you going to get your story published? Send it in for the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)!

SABA is a joint initiative by Scholastic Asia and Singapore Book Council (SBC) to recognise excellence in children’s literature. Former SABA winners include Joel Donato Ching Jacob, whose Wing of the Locust is a fantasy novel set in pre-Hispanic Philippines; and China-born Ching Yeung Russell, who emigrated to the US. Join their ranks and stand to win SGD 10,000 and a publishing deal with Scholastic Asia! Find out more here.

Gear Up for Halloween With Horror Poetry With
Christina Sng!

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

Create your very own spine-chilling horror poetry with Christina Sng, the three-time Bram Stoker Award-winning poet!

Christina is known for horror poetry and fiction, and has taught poetry and art at the Singapore American School, the Istana and the Singapore Writers Festival. She will provide insight and equip you with skills and techniques to send a shiver down your reader’s spine. Register for this workshop below!

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