10am - 1pm (Half-day)
Singapore Management University – Classroom 4.3, Level 4, School of Social Sciences

Playing with Pop Up: From an Idea to a Functioning Model

Orit Bergman (Author and Illustrator)

For: Illustrators and anyone interested in learning about pop-up books
Materials will be provided.

Learn the basic elements of pop-up book design! Examine beautiful published pop-up titles, and discover the tricks and tips to create pop-up from your own art using rules, intuition and trial and error.

This AFCC 2017 masterclass will be led by Israeli writer/illustrator Orit Bergman, award-winning author of nine books that have been published in Israel, France, China and the United States. 


10am – 6pm (Full day)
Singapore Management University – Seminar Room 3.3, Level 3, School of Social Sciences

Writing the Weird

Lee Battersby (Author)

For Middle-Grade or YA fiction
Materials will be provided

How do you write stories that grip, thrill and spook children of all ages? Invert the world, add strange elements, and bend the laws of physics to breaking point. Award-winning writer Lee Battersby will take participants through the stages of world-building, story construction, and creating the fantastic, with an eye to creating stories that disturb, thrill, and go bump in the night.


Singapore Management University – Seminar Room 3.4, Level 3, School of Social Sciences

Scriptwriting Masterclass

Noel Price (Writer, Director and Producer)

For: Authors, producers, screenwriters, filmmakers
Materials to bring: Something that you have written (e.g. short story, book, script, etc.)

Come explore – via discussion and short practical exercises – some key issues about scriptwriting and writing for teenagers! This masterclass, led by renowned producer and director Noel Price, will touch on topics like ‘the idea’, story, characters, structure, genre and tone.


Singapore Management University – Classroom 4.1, Level 4, School of Social Sciences

Playing with Pictures: Exploring Pacing, Design and Storytelling in Picture Books

James Mayhew (Author and Illustrator)

For: Intermediate illustrators
Materials to bring: Sketchbook, graphite pencils, text for a picture book, colouring materials and paints that you prefer

Become a better visual storyteller by managing/marrying your words and illustrations with a delicate balance. Learn all about creating original and appealing characters and the good use of colour and composition, the sum of which is bound to grab the attention of publishers.