Amidst the pandemic, climate change, societal upheavals and numerous challenges that we face today, books serve as an ever-present source of comfort. They are a beacon of hope and light, with a myriad of stories and ideas that excite, inspire and connect us in many ways.
AFCC 2022 celebrates the theme “Lit Up!”, where we ask participants to embrace a brighter world, filled with exciting possibilities made possible with the illumination that literature brings. We aim to cast a gentle light on stories of the human spirit and perseverance, and explore how books and publishing initiatives are used to tackle pressing issues like the environment, diversity and mental wellness. There’s a mix of online and in-person sessions, so come explore the world of stories for children and young adults with us!
Programme Booklet (9.5mb pdf)