Hello, 2023!

Here’s to a new chapter of improvement and growth! Your unwavering support inspires us to be better each day. Wishing everyone a year filled with new opportunities, perspectives, and adventures ahead! We look forward to seeing everyone at our programmes this year!

Calling All Literary Translators! 

Saturday, 7 January 2023 | 2.30 pm (SGT) | SBC Training Room | Free

We are hosting a gathering for anyone and everyone who is interested in literary translation this Saturday! Some of the past Singapore Apprenticeship in Literary Translation (SALT) apprentices will give short presentations, and we will share some of our upcoming 2023 programmes. 

There will be light refreshments too so come on down to meet fellow peers! 

SBC Mentorships for Writers & Translators 

Application open now until 12 February | Application fee: $15

If you are a budding writer or literary translator planning to further develop your craft, sign up now for the new SBC Emerging Writers and Translators Mentorships! 

The six-month programme aims to provide professional guidance and support for your development, as you work on your manuscripts with your mentors in any of the four official languages. We hope to build a growing community of writers and translators who can support one another! 

SALT Applications Now Open!

Applications are now open until 1 March!

Singapore Apprenticeship in Literary Translation (SALT) invites you to our six-month apprenticeship with established writer, poet and translator Shelly Bryant!

Pick up insights from the literary translation field and hone your skills in interactive 1-to-1 sessions with Shelly. Get insight on the processes and steps needed to maximise your translation skills. The literary translation profession doesn't have to be daunting!

Young Writers Lab 2023: Create Your Own Storytelling Game!

Friday, 10 March 2023 | 9.00 am – 1.30 pm (SGT) | The Arts House | $35 (Admin & Ticketing fees apply) | Snacks will be provided

Suitable for students aged 14 to 18.

Build fantasy worlds and turn them into playable, interactive experiences at this year's Young Writers Lab. No writing experience needed!

Students will learn about the methods and processes of how TTRPG (tabletop role playing game) are crafted. They will workshop their own ideas and stories, and build a narrative to create storytelling games of their own.

This workshop will be conducted by Curious Chimeras whose design focus lies in immersive games for learning, teaching and communication. 

For Your Office: Creative Writing and Storytelling Programmes

Suitable for team-building, boosting creativity and imagination. 

Need an activity to wind down together as a team? Or looking for a new and creative approach in the workplace?

SBC brings a variety of programmes that will strengthen teamwork, unlock the imagination and improve communication.

From bullet journaling to effective storytelling, these programmes can be customised to suit any environment, from the education to marketing industry. It can also be made suitable for any type of employee, be it interns or executives.

Take a look at the list of programmes we offer and enquire now at

Submit for BIG 2023! 

Submissions deadline: 29 January 2023

Submissions are now open for the 2023 Book Illustrators Gallery and we would like to see your best illustrative works created for children’s content! 

Selected works will be incorporated into a digital gallery for public viewing on the AFCC website and may also be included as part of a physical exhibition at AFCC from 25 - 28 May 2023. 

Selected illustrators will also receive a complimentary festival pass to AFCC 2023! 

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