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Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2017

National Library Building, Singapore

17 — 21 MAY 2017 ♦ 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.
Indonesia is the country of focus for this year.

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Festival Highlights

Writers and Illustrators Conference

Featuring tracks on Illustration & Book Design / Young Adult / Kidlit / Translation / Library / Diversity In Kids & Ya Lit.


Cross-Platform Summit

A crossover networking opportunity for media and literary professionals while centring on multi-platform storytelling, pitching, interactive narrative and digital marketing.


Teachers Congress

The Preschool & Primary Teachers Congress features tracks for educators of both Pre-school and Primary children.


Parents Forum

The Parents Forum features tracks for parents of both Pre-school and Primary children.


Session Highlights

L5, Possibility Room Kidlit YA

Authors Debate: Who Writes Better Books- Introverts or Extroverts?

Cynthea Liu (President, Starts With Us, Inc. and Executive Director of the Bryan Johnson Foundation), Don Bosco (Founder, Super Cool Books), Lee Battersby (Author), Angela Cerrito (SCBWI Assistant International Advisor and Author)

Be it whether you are an extrovert, or introvert, or maybe even an ambivert, you are welcome to this debate. Does personality beget writing? How much does one’s character influence his or her talent or style? Speakers, Cynthea, Don, Lee and Angela, give their perspectives on the topic.

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

B1, Multi-Purpose Room Kidlit Illustration & Book Design

Illustration Games

Briony Stewart (Author and Illustrator)

You’re invited to play! Yes, you read that right. Get ready to boost your endorphins, let your creative juices loose and uncage your playful side. Be surprised at the imaginative characters you conjure just by having fun.

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

What Past Speakers Say

Pearl Mascarenhas

AFCC 2015 was an enriching experience. I attended the Teacher’s Congress and was impressed with the quality of presentations especially the keynote speech by Rosemary Johnston. It was heartening to see such a range of presenters across diverse countries and fields all come together to discuss the many facets of children’s literature.

Pearl Mascarenhas from AFCC 2015
Programme Leader, New Zealand Tertiary College (New Zealand)
Ruth Wong

If you’re interested in children’s literature, and/or would like to find out how to integrate children’s books in your curriculum, the Teachers Congress @ AFCC is the best place to be without having to travel overseas.

Ruth Wong from AFCC 2017, 2016
Associate Professor, English Language and Literature, NIE (Singapore)

Festival Updates

Festival Updates


Food, fantasy and Indonesia: Thank you for your overwhelming response for afccSKETCH! This year, we received 74 submissions from 15 countries. VOTE for your favourite artwork by simply ‘liking’ or 'hearting' the photo in this album, from 17 April - 1 May 2017!

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Early Bird
Festival Updates

Early Bird

Think you have a brilliant idea for a children’s book, film, app or game? You have 5-10 minutes to pitch your idea to a publisher or producer. Book an appointment with one of our panellists by 14 April 2017!
Find out more:
Speed Pitching (Writing)
Speed Pitching (Media)

Winners of AFCC Super Short Story
Festival Updates

Winners of AFCC Super Short Story

Congrats to the winners of the #afccsupershortstory contest! Here are their stories!

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