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Of stories and words: in conversation with Verena Tay

With the Singapore International Storytelling Festival 2014 just around the corner, we wanted to get behind the scenes and into the creative process behind telling compelling, memorable stories. What better way to do so than to get acquainted with a powerhouse storyteller, writer and theatre artist – Verena Tay? Co-founder of Moonshadow Stories, Verena has…

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3 Tips for Writers, Courtesy the AP Writer’s Conference

The AP Writer’s Conference ‘Bridging Cultures: Creative Writing and Literary Translation in Asia today’ was a blast! Really, we aren’t just saying that because we got to eat a lot. Hosted by the Arts House in conjunction with the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS), the conference was held from July 17th to 20th…

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5 Tools for Writing

This month, we're starting a series of helpful advice on writing and publishing. We don't claim to know everything about the business, we don't. But in our readings and experience working with authors, we've come to know a few significant things that might matter to you. Writing your fiction / non-fiction book is only half…

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Persist

I am a huge fan of Pixar. I watched every single animated creation by this amazing company. Please don’t ask me which one is my favourite short or feature film because, as much as it sounds like I am exaggerating, I am not—I love them all. And since I don’t want to come across as…

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and focuses attention on the censorship of books in schools and libraries. The event started in 1982 and takes place every last week of September. Molly Raphael, President of the American Library Association has this to say about the event: “Contrary to commentary writer Jonah Goldberg‘s assertion,…

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Four Billion Literate

But not everyone can have access to a book, a classroom, a library, and the Internet. Despite many and varied efforts, literacy remains an elusive target: some 793 million adults lack minimum literacy skills which means that about one in six adults is still not literate (nearly two-thirds of whom are women), and between 94…

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That Bald Man in Google Doodle

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. Yesterday was Jorge Luis Borges’ 112th birthday. In case you haven’t heard of him, he is one of the most beloved Latin American writers of the 20th century. Google even celebrated the Argentine writer’s birthday with this Doodle. The Christian Science Monitor writes:…

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What is a Spinebreaker?

We know what you're thinking – it has nothing to do with warriors, orcs or World of Warcraft. It's Penguin Books' online community for teenagers. Editorial control and content of the site is run by youngsters aged 13 to 18. The site was launched in 2007 and is the UK’s first online book community for…

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