Past Courses

Sep ’07
26-28

Effective Merchandise Management in the Book Business

Participants will learn how well and how fast they can turn merchandise into profit. They will be taught to acquire an assortment of merchandise that achieves customer’s demand, and at same time takes into consideration sales volume, costs and expenses in order to promote growth and profit. Details
Jul ’07
14

Co-creating Stories with Your Autistic Child

Many often struggle to interest autistic children (particularly those with poor language skills) in conventional storybooks. In this interac- tive workshop, participants will learn how to integrate their language learning objectives and their children’s interests and routines to co-create storybooks. Details
Jun ’07
9

Helping Children Write Their Own Simple Books

By helping children create their own books, we enhance children’s reading and writing skills, build their knowledge of the world, and increase their love for books and other reading materials Details
May ’07
8-10

The Business of Magazine Publishing

This workshop will provide all those with an interest in magazine publishing and production an understanding of the processes involved. They will learn both the overview and details of what makes a magazine successful. Details
Mar ’07
12

Writing Reviews

The trainer will share the general principles and theoretical framework of review writing, highlight and discuss elements that make up a review, and discuss how to develop an angle for a review and introduction to different perspectives for a review. Details
Aug ’06
16-17

Romancing Singapore: From Tropic to Global

This introductory workshop will focus on Singapore through poems, stories, novels, and plays as a tropical island, exotic locale, romantic East, social struggle, dystopic settlement, as city, home and globe. Details
Jun ’06
10

Writing & Illustrating for Children’s Books

The workshop leader will focus on the actual writing of picture books and how illustrators and writers work – or more often do not work – together; the mechanics of manuscript preparation; and the essential literary and emotional qualities which turn books into classics. Details
May ’06
3-5

From Manuscript to Bestseller

With the help of lectures, case studies, group work and written exercises, this programme provides the practical applications of the intricacies of publishing. Details