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Signal Boost: Coming this July!

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Comic Face-Off 2015

Want to flex those comicking muscles? Join Andrew Tan (Drewscape) and his team fellow comickers, Benjamin Chee, Don Low, and Max Loh, at Bishan Public Library for a Comic Face-Off on 4th July 2015, 2-5PM! They’ll be presenting and facilitating round robin comics, where you pass pages of comics around for the next artist to follow, and selling books on the side. Admission is free and you can register here.

BooksActually 24-Hours

Once again, Books Actually will be open from 10 July (opening) to 11 July (closing) throughout. Join fellow literary and book enthusiasts in this awesome shop, and Kenny and his team have been working tirelessly to line activities from 7pm onwards. Come down and take a look, or click here for more information.

Read! Fest 2015

Spanning from 13th June to 13th August 2015, READ! Singapore’s Read!Fest 2015 continues to help Singaporeans re-discover the pleasure of reading. Check out their great array of events, covering reading for children, young adults, adults, writing fiction, literature, and creating comics. You can download their booklet here.

Geo | Graphic: Celebrating Maps and their Stories

The National Library’s Geo | Graphic will run until 19 July 2015, featuring maps from Singapore in particular, opening a window to our early history and seeing through the eyes of our early map-makers. Admission is free. For more information on the exhibition, you can find out more here.

Made in Singapore Products Exhibition

To celebrate SG50, the National Heritage Board (NHB) is exhibiting 50 Made-in-Singapore products at the Glass Atrium (Level 2) of the National Museum of Singapore until 6 September 2015. Admission is free, and you can find out more about the event here.

Workshops

Fiction Writing (Advanced)

This advanced fiction writing workshop is for writers who have already grasped the fundamental writing techniques and would like to push further. Run by Firebird Communication’s Samantha De Silva, it will feature aspects like plot, dialogue, character, pace, together with more advanced topics like symbolism. Held on 25 July 2015, the workshop is $70. Find out more about the workshop here.

Open Calls for Submission

Flash Fiction Contest 2015

Thinking of writing a story under 500 words? Maybe this Flash Fiction Contest by READ! Singapore will help you get motivated. Write a story under 500 words, including one of the following Singapore book titles as a phrase:

  • Between Stations (Boey Kim Cheng)
  • Chilli Padi (Adeline Foo)
  • City of Small Blessings (Simon Tay)
  • Gone Case (Dave Chua)
  • If We Dream Too Long (Goh Poh Seng)
  • One Fierce Hour (Alfian Sa’at)
  • Let Me Tell You Something About That Night (Cyril Wong)
  • Never Been Better (O Thiam Chin)
  • The Space Between The Raindrops (Justin Ker)
  • Unmarked Treasure (Cyril Wong)

There are three categories to submit to (Primary School, Secondary School, Open), and deadline for this competition is 15 July 2015. You can find out more about submission format and rules here.

Signal Boost will now list any literary or museum events for the month every 1st Wednesday of that month. If you would like me to help with any signal boosting of literary events, museum exhibitions, workshops (literary / museums), or calls for submission, drop me a comment or an email at joelyn.alexandra@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

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