2018 Children's Literature Lecture - Nurturing Roots of Self & Culture in Our Children Through Stories About Us by Suchen Christine Lim
2018 Children's Literature Lecture - Nurturing Roots of Self & Culture in Our Children Through Stories About Us by Suchen Christine Lim

AFCC introduces a new programme this year, the AFCC Lecture series, conducted by experts in the field of children and young adult literature.

Each lecture session is ticketed individually.

  • Early bird rates available for AFCC lectures.
  • AFCC Festival Pass holders enjoy a 40% discount off regular ticket prices for AFCC Lectures. Purchase an AFCC Festival Pass and receive the discount code in your confirmation email. 

More lectures will be announced in August.

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AFCC Lectures

L16, The Pod Lecture

The Importance of Indigenous and Minority Representation

6 Sep, Fri, 10.45am - 12.15pm

Featuring: Lisa Charleyboy
Moderator: Cheeno Marlo Sayuno

Statistics published by the Cooperative Children's Book Centre and social movements like #WeNeedDiverseBooks all highlight the current lack of diversity in children’s books, but what are the actual social outcomes, impacts, and realities of children not seeing reflections of themselves portrayed? What kind of social change can be created by creating parity in their literature? Hear from Lisa Charleyboy as she discuss these issues from both a personal, and professional experience about the influence of inclusion in this lecture. 

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2019 10:45AM 09/06/2019 12:15PM Asia/Singapore The Importance of Indigenous and Minority Representation

Statistics published by the Cooperative Children's Book Centre and social movements like #WeNeedDiverseBooks all highlight the current lack of diversity in children’s books, but what are the actual social outcomes, impacts, and realities of children not seeing reflections of themselves portrayed? What kind of social change can be created by creating parity in their literature? Hear from Lisa Charleyboy as she discuss these issues from both a personal, and professional experience about the influence of inclusion in this lecture. 

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L16, The Pod
L16, The Pod Lecture

Why Adults Refuse to Admit Racist Content in the Children’s Books They Love

6 Sep, Fri, 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Featuring: Philip Nel
Moderator: Donna Lim

As childhood is where the psyche becomes susceptible (or more resistant) to racism, children’s books are one of the best instruments to combat this social ill. To better educate adults who resist considering that beloved children’s literature may harbour racist content, Philip Nel will cover the “hate mail” inspired by his 2017 book on The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature and the Need for Diverse Books, and offer pedagogical strategies in response.

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2019 06:00PM 09/06/2019 07:30PM Asia/Singapore Why Adults Refuse to Admit Racist Content in the Children’s Books They Love

As childhood is where the psyche becomes susceptible (or more resistant) to racism, children’s books are one of the best instruments to combat this social ill. To better educate adults who resist considering that beloved children’s literature may harbour racist content, Philip Nel will cover the “hate mail” inspired by his 2017 book on The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature and the Need for Diverse Books, and offer pedagogical strategies in response.

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L16, The Pod
L16, The Pod Lecture

Being a Translator: Crazy but True

7 Sep, Sat, 11.30am - 1.00pm

Featuring: Helen Wang
Moderator: Avery Fischer Udagawa

As the middleman between author and reader, being a translator often means being pulled in different directions at the same time. How does a translator ensure the readability of translated texts without compromising their loyalty to the original? How does one manage cultural differences? In her lecture, Helen Wang addresses these questions and offers insight into her role as a translator.
 

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Add to Calendar 09/07/2019 11:30AM 09/07/2019 01:00PM Asia/Singapore Being a Translator: Crazy but True

As the middleman between author and reader, being a translator often means being pulled in different directions at the same time. How does a translator ensure the readability of translated texts without compromising their loyalty to the original? How does one manage cultural differences? In her lecture, Helen Wang addresses these questions and offers insight into her role as a translator.
 

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L16, The Pod