26 - 29 May 2012, The Arts House

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Monday 28th May 2012
Asian Children's Writers &Illustrators Conference

Chamber Play Den Gallery Living Room Screening Room VIP Room
9:30am - 10:15am Welcome followed by Keynote: Children's Books for Education and Entertainment by Leonard Marcus

10:15am - 11:15am ACWIC Session: eBooks, Apps and the Multiformat Future — A Publishers Perspective by Helen McAleer

10:15am - 11:15am ACWIC Session: YA Novels in Verse: Finding Poetry in History by Margarita Engle

10:15am - 11:15am ACWIC Session: Translation of Children's Literature: Pathways to Success by Avery Fischer Udagawa

10:15am - 11:15am ACWIC Session: Getting Your Books onto Bookshelves Across South-East Asia by Jacob Kang

Morning Break
11:45am - 12:45pm ACWIC Session: Panel of Filipino Authors & Illustrators by Candy Gourlay
Isabel Roxas
J M Tejido
Russell Molina

11:45am - 12:45pm ACWIC Session: Crossing Borders: Taking Books Out of Their Home Country by Adeline Foo
Vatsala Kaul-Banarjee

11:45am - 12:45pm ACWIC Session: Realism and Imagination: Finding the Right Balance by Cynthea Liu
Julia Lawrinson

11:45am - 12:45pm ACWIC Session: Book Trailers: Fashionable Fad or the Future by Christopher Cheng

12.30pm – 2.00pm
2:15pm - 3:15pm ACWIC Session: Writing Non-Fiction Picture Books by Mohana Gill
Rossiti Aishah Rashidi

3:45pm - 4:45pm ACWIC Session: The Art & Science of Writing Book Reviews: Online vs Print by Anu Kumar
Blooey Singson
Daphne Lee

2:15pm - 3:15pm ACWIC Session: Local Writers, International Audience by David Seow
Emily Lim
Shamini Flint

3:45pm - 4:45pm ACWIC Session: First Look — Illustration Critique by Leonard Marcus
Naomi Kojima
Sayoni Basu

2:15pm - 3:15pm ACWIC Session: Applying Asian Folktales and Fine Art Traditions to Picture Books by Yoko Yoshizawa

3:45pm - 4:45pm ACWIC Session: Acquiring Titles: To Select or Not to Select, That is the Question! by Cheryle Hum
Panna Kantilal

2:15pm - 4:45pm Workshop: Developing Book Ideas for Publication by Sohini Mitra

Afternoon Break
5:15pm - 6:15pm ACWIC Session: Challenges in Developing Countries for Picture Book Authors and Illustrators by Marjorie van Heerden

5:15pm - 6:15pm ACWIC Session: Panel of Young Readers: Teenagers' Voices on Books that Captivate Them by Bryan Joel Lim
Lee Tat Wei
Sharon Skariah
Theresa Ellsworth
Victor Van Niekerk

Facilitator: Catherine Khoo
5:15pm - 6:15pm ACWIC Session: Beyond Multicultural: Making Culture and Place Integral to Kid-Lit by Ruth Starke
Uma Krishnaswami

5:15pm - 6:15pm ACWIC Session: Turning a Manuscript into A Bestseller by Alvina Ling
Sarah Odedina