The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) Board of Advisors recently took a trip to Tokyo, Japan, to meet with various friends and partners who will be appearing and helping out at AFCC 2016. They toured the city and its suburbs and solidified plans for the event. During an AFCC Get-Together at the Tokyo Women's University ... READ FULL ENTRY
Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25 – 29 May 2016
National Library Building, Singapore
The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) is an annual festival in Singapore that celebrates and promotes the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes.
Country of Focus
We are excited to have Japan as our Country of Focus – Speakers will share thoughts on the Japanese book culture and conduct fun workshops.Details
Penning for the Preteen (L1 VISITORS BRIEFING ROOM)
Holly Thompson (Author)
With prompts and plot building exercises, Holly will guide participants to begin plotting, planning and writing new preteen/MG novels in this generative session.
[Performance] Grandfather’s Footsteps (L1 PLAZA)
inwardBOUND (Drama School)
A grandfather suffers from Alzheimer's disease. His granddaughter, who misheard it as Arse Hammers, thought he had a superpower and could teleport to a different place. Don't miss this heart-warming story of a family overcoming the challenges of Alzheimer's.
What Past Speakers Say
Dashing from one venue to another, listening to wonderful speakers, debating interesting topics, meeting kindred souls from across the ocean, catching up with friends for coffee, lunch and dinner, stopping at the festival shop Closetful of Books to see how the books are doing—the AFCC keeps one on one’s toes, physically and mentally.Anushka Ravishankar from AFCC 2015, 2013
Author and Principal Platypus, Duckbill Books (India)
The AFCC is unique in that it brings together academics, children's book authors, illustrators and publishers. This provides a great chance to consider the topic of children's content from multiple angles. It is also a bonus that the organisers are super helpful and friendly.Dylan Yamada-Rice from AFCC 2015
Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, University of Sheffield (UK)
Birds, friendship and Japan: Thank you for your overwhelming response for afccSKETCH! This year, we received 99 submissions from 15 countries. Come see for yourself the winning entries, which will be exhibited at the Book Illustrators Gallery from 14 May – 3 June at the B1 Exhibition Area, National Library Building!
The 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award shortlist has been announced! Congratulations to the five shortlisted authors, and good luck!
Calling Writers & Illustrators Conference participants
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10 Jun 2015 by R Ramachandran [AFCC 2015]
Dear AFCC Family Members, Thank you for your wholehearted support for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) 2015. I wish to extend my deepest gratitude to the many wonderful people involved in making this Festival a success. Thank you, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, for gracing the Opening Ceremony &... READ FULL ENTRY