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Get to know your books, writers and listen to experts on current issues as we dive into topics on reading and literature. 

One Story

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One Story is a National Reading Movement initiative to make Singapore short stories - originally written in Tamil, Malay and Chinese - available in the other languages. The project aims to bring these stories to more readers beyond the language communities that they were originally written for. “Squat for Tradition, Sit for Modernity” is a short story by Cultural Medallion recipient Chia Joo Ming that was originally written in Chinese. This book features the story in all four languages.

Reading in the Age of Distraction

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Reading in the Age of Distraction (RAD) is a series of conversations featuring acclaimed local and international thinkers on the science of reading, and reading well in the digital age. In the third edition of RAD happening in July 2024, we dissect the latest digital trends that shape how we read such as audiobooks, BookTok and AI.

 

For more information and recordings of past seasons of RAD, click here.

Read Fest!

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Read! Fest is NLB’s signature event to encourage Singaporeans to be acquainted or re-acquainted with reading in English and the Mother Tongue languages. Part of the National Reading Movement, Read! Fest features Singapore and international writing of different genres, promoted through a programme line-up celebrating reading with author talks, panel sessions, workshops and reading trails.

Click here to check out what happened at Read! Fest 2023.


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