Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2018

National Library Building, Singapore

6 — 8 SEPT 2018 ♦ Singapore

Thank you to all speakers, moderators and delegates in helping to make AFCC 2018 a success! 

This year AFCC celebrated “Imagine-Asia” as the festival theme and Singapore as the Country of Focus, featuring 160 local and international speakers across more than 130 programmes to discuss the creation and development of Asian content for children.

Award-winning writer Suchen Christine Lim gave the annual Children’s Literature Lecture, and we paid tribute to the late pioneer illustrator Kwan Shan Mei with a retrospective exhibition of some of her best-known illustrations.

Festival Highlights

Writers and Illustrators Conference

The Writers & Illustrators Conference gathers writers and illustrators to come together with publishing industry professionals to discuss and network.

Attend masterclasses such as From Craft to Contract: Stress Test Your Work without Stressing Out or sessions like Writing a Page Turner for Tweenies and Is There a Uniquely Asian Art for Children? that share and celebrate children’s content from around the world.

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Cross-Platform Summit

A crossover networking opportunity for media and literary professionals – with sessions centering on multi-platform storytelling, pitching, interactive narrative and digital.

Learn from experts on converting your content into different platforms in Play and Replay: How to Prepare Your Creations for Multiple Platforms and Adaptations [Masterclass], and VR360 Storytelling are some highlights that address the current trends and issues in the content market.

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Teachers & Parents Forum

Providing teachers, educators and parents with the skills and knowledge to impart early literacy, and a love for books, writing and reading.

With sessions like Introducing Cultural Diversity Through Literature on Traditional Rituals and Ceremonies, The Brain and Language Development, Rhyming Round Reading! Making Reading Fun for Children – it is a great way to get support, information and advice on nurturing early learning and bilingualism at home.

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Country of Focus

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Book Council, AFCC celebrates Singapore as the Country of Focus this year.

Sessions discuss local issues such as Read Our World: Getting SingLit into the Hands of Children, Singlish in KidLit: Discuss and Giving a Voice: Inclusivity in Singapore’s KidLit.

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