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Enjoy Early Bird Special for AFCC 2019!
5 - 8 Sep 2019 | National Library Building | Map

Enjoy early bird rates of 25% off regular prices from 1st June to 31st July! Limited early bird festival passes are available for secondary and tertiary students at $50 only!

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) celebrates its 10th edition this year with the theme Diversity. Enjoy over 70 sessions featuring more than 80 local and international speakers! Check out our programmes for writers, illustrators, publishers, librarians, media professionals, and many more!

For teachers and parents, check out our two-day programme from 6 - 7 September that focuses on developing literacy, reading, and language skills for children. Attend lectures, panels, workshops, and much more!

AFCC 2019 is proud to showcase Myanmar as the Country of Focus, with programmes lined up to celebrate our neighbour’s literary and cultural heritage.


Illustration: The artwork is by our guest illustrator Sai Parn Hein, an established children’s writer, cartoonist, and translator hailing from the Shan region in Myanmar.
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AFCC 2019: Calling for Volunteers!
We are looking for energetic and positive individuals to assist us in running the festival! Duties include Front-of-House, Artist Liaison Officers, Photographers and Room Managers. Head here for more details. See you!
Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab
Flash Fiction: From Portfolio to Pitching
24 June | 10:00am to 5.30pm
25 June | 10:00am to 5.30pm
26 June | 10:00am to 1:00pm
SBC Training Room | $100 (Ticketing charges apply)
 
Participants will finish this writing bootcamp with a 400-word flash fiction piece. as well as a chance to polish your work-in-progress story portfolio to prepare you for future story pitching presentations!

What goes on behind the scenes before writers pitch their stories? What ideas inspire them as writers and how do they decide what goes into their portfolio? Flash Fiction: From Portfolio to Pitch is a 3-day writing bootcamp designed for aspiring writers to better their understanding of story development and revision, pitch presentation as well as portfolio structuring.

This workshop is conducted by Jerry Teo, Joelyn Alexandra and Wayne Rée.

For more information, click here.
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SBC Academy Workshops
Young Author Scheme
10 June - 14 June | 9:30am – 12:30pm
SBC Training Room | $800 (Ticketing charges apply)
 
You are never too young to write a book. Children get to learn to write their very own 3,000-word storybooks and improve descriptive and vocabulary skills.

This workshop is conducted by highly experienced author, educator, editor and publisher Catherine Khoo.

For more information, click here.
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The Young Author in You
Watch young writer Lee Tat Wei and his parents share about how the Young Author Scheme has benefitted him!
Introduction to Literary Translation
15 June | 9:30am – 12:00pm
SBC Training Room | $60 (Ticketing charges apply)

The course will cover questions related to the process of literary translation, in three main parts: The Making of a Literary Translation, Translating Difficulties and The Making of the Translator.

This workshop is conducted by well-established poet, writer, and translator Shelly Bryant.

For more information, click here.
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The Perfect Translation by Shelly Bryant
"When the English translation came onto the screen, I thought the esteemed professor was using a bit of humour. What had been a single, concise, well structured sentence in Chinese was here rendered into an unwieldy English sentence that spanned nearly eight lines."

This excerpt is from A Polite Lie, Shelly’s new e-newsletter on literary translation and poetry. Click here to read the full article.
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)
 
工作坊将探索如何生动而多元化地讲故事,并让儿童更进一步认识及接触华文故事。主持人将示范如何不依赖书本,而是用互动式,有创意的方法吸引儿童对华文故事的兴趣。参与者也会学会利用道具,童谣与七巧板,为故事增添乐趣。

黄瑞燕李丽媚有长达十多年的讲故事经验。她们与许多学校合作推广讲故事,并提供老师们专业的讲故事培训课。
 
The course will explore the different ways of storytelling. Participants will be introduced to storytelling in Chinese using creative methods such as props, nursery rhymes and tangrams.
 
Wong Swee Yean and Karen Lee are storytellers with more than 10 years’ experience working with, and training teachers, in the use of storytelling in schools.

For more information, click here.
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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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