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Picture Book Matters

By Debasmita Dasgupta, Eva Wong Nava

18 – 26 April 2020 (Sat – Sun)
9:30am – 12:30pm


Course Fee: $240.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $11.79

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In line with the National Arts Council’s guidelines, this programme will be held online to minimise the spread of COVID-19, with more information to come. We will be in touch with existing ticket-holders soon. Thank you for your understanding and support.

In conjunction with the Singapore Book Council, Picture Book Matters is offering a series of workshops leading up to the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) in 2020, going forward to 2021. Through these workshops, participants will learn step-by-step how picture books of all genres are created for the traditional publishing market. These workshops will bring you a step closer to publishing your book with PBM mentors Eva Wong Nava and Debasmita Dasgupta.

About the Trainer: Debasmita Dasgupta, Eva Wong Nava

Debasmita Dasgupta

Debasmita Dasgupta is an award-winning Singapore-based, internationally published, Kirkus Best Prize nominated illustrator & graphic novelist. With over a decade-long career in the field of publishing, she has illustrated over 20 picture books, comics & poems working with publishers in the United States, the United Kingdom, India and Singapore including HarperCollins London, Scholastic India and Mango & Marigold Press USA. Widely known as an art-for-change advocate, she tells stories of changemakers from around the world partnering with global non-profits.

Eva Wong Nava

Eva Wong Nava is an award-winning children's book author who lives between two worlds. She reads copiously and writes voraciously. Eva holds degrees in English Literature and  Art History. She has taught children and adults how they can use writing for communication and play. Eva is currently reading a Masters in Children's Literature towards a PhD focusing on memory in childhood reading. She has been a speaker at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content on writing about diversity and representing marginalised voices. Eva has forthcoming picturebooks with Penguin Random House SEA. She lives in London with her family, two scampering squirrels, and a regal fox.

Registration Details

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & 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 up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also 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.