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Young Author Scheme

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Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road

Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room, 439053

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*This programme is for children aged between 10 and 12 years.*

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. All stories are entered into the Young Author Awards, a regional writing competition for under-18s. Shortlisted and winning stories are published as e-books or in print, or in the Young Reader Club magazine, available in all NLB branches.

Course Aims

At the end of the programme, students are intended

(a) To further the understanding of fiction writing and its basic elements;

(b) To develop theme and genre-based fictional narratives;

(c) To improve vocabulary, brevity and coherence in writing fiction;

(d) To appreciate fictional narratives and critique them based on SPACE; and,

(e) To write a 3,000-word fictional narrative based on a chosen genre and theme.

Trainer:

Author, educator, editor and publisher, Catherine Khoo, has been writing and publishing since 1988. She created Singapore’s very own Young Author Scheme in 2003, mentoring under - 18s to pen their first nouvella. In 2005, she dug into her own savings to set up her own boutique publishing house, Experiences & Experiments Books, to showcase the works of her young authors as the big publishing houses deem them too childish! Since then, best young authors’ books are available in print, as ebooks, and collected into anthologies.

http://www.catherinekhoo.sg/estore

In 2010, she launched the Young Reader Club (YRC) magazine, the host of excellent stories by 10 to 14 year olds. YRC prides itself on its reputation of presenting excellent works of ar t, supporting emerging writers and connecting young authors with audiences of all nationalities, across lifestyles and cultures.

In 2017, she franchised out her creative education suite, Unique English Classroom, to Malaysia, http://www.english.edu.my/ (10 centres) and Philippines http://www.uecyoungauthors.com.ph/ (8 centres). Her vision: to build the next generation of thinkers and writers while creating a library of children’s literature for the region!

Cancellation of Workshop, Withdrawals & Substitution:
The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us. Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents). Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.
Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.

*Please note there is no lift to Book Council Training Room (3rd level).

For enquiries, please contact programmes@bookcouncil.sg

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90 Goodman Road

Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room, 439053

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