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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25–28 May 2023

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2023 : Play!

Festival Highlights

Public Programmes 

Check out our slew of programmes for the young and the young at heart happening at AFCC! From book launches to performances and storytelling sessions, we have prepared an exciting line-up of sessions to be enjoyed by everyone. See more here.


Take the opportunity to learn the intricacies of translating picture books with 阿甲Ajia or brush up on your editing skills and learn more about the middle grade genre with Erika Turner in these masterclasses at AFCC. 

AFCC Lectures

In these series of lectures, our speakers will share more about their journey in writing, the inspirations for their works and how they have each found their own distinctive voice.  Check out the lectures by Nikki Grimes , Marie-Aude Murail and Hanna Alkaf here! 


Exercise your imagination and get crafty with our series of workshops at AFCC. Bring out the inner poet in you , or get your hands dirty (in a good way) by crafting your own handmade books and experimenting with different mediums for illustations

Festival Updates

Release of Shortlists for SABA 2023 

We are proud to release the shortlists for the 2023 Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)! The winner of SABA 2023 will be announced at the award ceremony on 25 May at AFCC.  Find out more about the shortlists here.

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What Attendees Say

Thank you [keynote speaker] Jason [Chin] for these great insights. I have always enjoyed illustrations alongside the stories in a book. Today, Jason has given me another reason to pay closer attention [to] the meaning they add to the story.
Junaidah, who attended AFCC 2021’s “Keynote: Reimagine, Rebuild, Reignite
This interview is so fun. I commend the moderator, Ms. Denise Tan. She really does her thing and researched a lot about the speaker. Also, Ms. Christina is so genuine and honest about everything she says. <3
Jennilyn Zuniega, who attended “Upclose with Christina Soontornvat” during AFCC 2021

Asian Festival of Children’s Content

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is the leading festival in Asia for children’s stories and young adult (YA) fiction. Targeted at writers, illustrators, translators, publishers, educators and media professionals, AFCC offers a series of exciting programmes, including panel discussions, presentations, workshops, lectures, masterclasses, networking sessions and public programmes that promote the creation and appreciation of quality children's literature and YA with a focus on Asian themes. 

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