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Young Author Scheme


Mon Jun 10 2019, 9:30am–12:30pm
Tue Jun 11 2019, 9:30am–12:30pm
Wed Jun 12 2019, 9:30am–12:30pm
Thu Jun 13 2019, 9:30am–12:30pm
Fri Jun 14 2019, 9:30am–12:30pm

Where: Singapore Book Council, 90 Goodman Road, Katong, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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.

This programme is for children aged between 10 and 12 years. It is co-organised by Janus Education Services and the Singapore Book Council.

Course Outline:

At the end of the programme, participants will:

- Develop an understanding of fiction writing and its basic elements;
- Gain a greater understanding of theme and genre-based fictional narratives;
- Increase their vocabulary, and improve skills such as brevity and coherence in writing fiction;
- Learn to appreciate fictional narratives and critique them based on SPACE; and
- Complete a 3,000-word fictional narrative based on a chosen genre and theme.