2014 Courses

Feb ’14
22

Write Your Own Picture Book

With adult help, children can create their own books, even children still learning to read. In this two-hour workshop for a parent and a child pair, participants make their own books. Materials to make the book will be provided. Details
Feb ’14
24

Write Better at the Workplace

This is a course for anyone who aspires to communicate more effectively in a business setting. Learn the 5Cs of effective writing which are namely being Clear, Concise, Coherent, Correct and Courteous. Details
Feb ’14
26

Translation Rights

Through this half-day workshop, learn the importance of protecting the rights and interests of the author of the work to be translated (including the right to control the commercial aspect of it, such as the choice of translator, working with foreign publishers, preparing, adopting and implementing a translation proposal and co-publishing projects). Details
Feb ’14
28

Copyrights for ePublications

Just a few years ago, “copying” a work consisted mainly of photocopying of literary works, or dubbing over a cassette tape. In this, the digital age, “copying”, or reproduction, happens in a millisecond and a single work by an author can trail a blaze across the internet through social media across a myriad of platforms in a very short time. Media companies remain interested in how they can assert the rights they have against online piracy and have devised ever more advanced methods of monitoring sites for infringing content. How do we strike a balance between these explosive differences?  Details
Mar ’14
27-28

Judge by the Cover

This two-day course will run through the stages and key aspects involved in creating eye-catching book covers. Learn to create a design brief, an essential requirement prior to commissioning a cover design but often overlooked by both writers and publishers. Details
Apr ’14
7

Online Copywriting and Search Engine Optimisation

This course provides a thorough understanding of how to write good copy online and create content that gets ranked well for relevant online searches. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities around digital content. Details
Apr ’14
26

Structuring Stories for Picture Books

In this workshop for adults, learn strategies to support young children in creating a picture book. Learn the 5Ws necessary for the storyboard and the story stages to produce your very own picture book. Details
Jun ’14
21

Fiction Writing (advanced level)

The Advanced Fiction workshop aims to help writers who already have a grasp of the basics of writing fiction further perfect and develop their craft. Details
Jun ’14
23

Dialogic Reading

Dialogic reading is more than reading aloud by adults to children. It highlights and emphasises the discussion that takes place between children and adults, as well as among children during reading. Details
Aug ’14
1

Reading Stories Aloud

Learn to obtain and hold the attention of the audience you are reading to.Improve your vocal tone, clarity, pausing, emphasis and rhythm through the practical exercises conducted in this workshop. Details
Aug ’14
23

So you think you can’t draw?

A workshop for adults who think they can’t draw or who would like to explore different media to illustrate stories. You will experiment with collage and reflect on the importance of consistence of visual traits to guide your reader. Details
Aug ’14
27

Introduction to Web Editorial Skills

If you create web content, build your own website and or are thinking of doing so, come gain an insight into the process of editing web content, from page structure to how paragraphs, sentences and words are handled effectively. Details
Aug ’14
29

Introduction to Copy-editing

Gain an understanding of the scope of a copy-editing task, how to prepare text so that it is ready for the next stage of production and the importance of clarity and consistency. Details
Oct ’14
18

Dialogic Reading

If you are a teacher or a parent, learn techniques to have a dialogue with your children while reading a book so that your children can be more motivated learners. Details
Nov ’14
6

Impressive Marketing Plans

Learn about marketing in the publishing industry such as the 'why' and 'how' of planning and budgeting, thinking creatively and applying suggested templates to your projects. Details
Nov ’14
8

Flash fiction writing

Learn exercises to hone your skills in writing flash fiction which can run anywhere between 6 to 600 words! Details