Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop

Picture Book Matters with Eva Wong Nava and Debasmita Dasgupta

Organised by: Singapore Book Council
  • Date:
    10, 11, 18, 19, 26 Apr 2021
  • Time:
    9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Online (Zoom)
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Through a series of online workshops, participants will learn step-by-step how picture books of all genres, including graphic novels as well as silent picture books, are created for the traditional publishing market.

In conjunction with the Singapore Book Council, Picture Book Matters (PBM) is offering a series of workshops leading up to the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) in October 2020. Participants will enjoy a 30% discount off AFCC tickets and get the chance to meet and network with their peers and publishers.

With each workshop, participants will get one step closer to the publishing of their picture book ideas. PBM mentors, author Eva Wong Nava and artist, Debasmita Dasgupta, will prepare participants to ideate, refine and present pitch-ready materials during the AFCC.

The mentors will share industry tips and knowledge, from both the writer's and illustrator's perspectives, through interactive exercises and face-to-face real-time conversations, making each picture book creator's story unique and submission ready.

Participants will learn ways on how to generate and refine an idea, write a strong synopsis that will help build their story arc, know their characters better, do visual research, character sketching, storyboarding, inking and final colouring.

Picture Book Matters with Eva Wong Nava and Debasmita Dasgupta