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26 May (Thursday)

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AFCC Keynote: Light Up with Literature!
26 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Panel |L16, The Pod
Angie Chew Kamini Ramachandran Neil Humphreys Kim Beeman
A New Spin on Singapore Stories
26 May | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Panel |L5, Possibility Room
Emily Lim-Leh Low Ying Ping Pauline Loh Hwee Goh
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Depicting the ‘Unspeakable’
26 May | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Cheeno Marlo Sayuno Lee Geum-yi Nicolas Verstappen Bijal Vachharajani
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Novel Initiatives to Learn Mother Tongue Languages
26 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Darran Kuah Mohini Gupta Razmiah Banu Yacob Shahida Sarhid Usha Kumaran Zubaidah Mohsen
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Mencipta Unsur Humor dalam Buku Kanak-Kanak
Creating Humour in Children’s Books
26 May | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Panel | Malay |Online on AFCC Website
Andina Subarja Iskandar Syah Ismail
Picture Books: Of Buoys & “Strength-Finders”
26 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Amelia Jaishree Elaine Lee Ee Ling Diana Elizabeth Andrew
Don’t Forget to Laugh: Finding and Using Humour in Children’s Literature
26 May | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Angela Chng Elizabeth Chua
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绘本为何有帮助孩子爱上阅读的魔力?
Why Are Picture Books Useful in Developing a Love for Reading in Children?
26 May | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture | Chinese |Online on AFCC Website
阿甲 (Ajia) 林美莲 (Connie Lum)
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Writing about Children with Special Needs
26 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Abirami Kanan Jill Lim Nur Ilyana Bte Mohd Ali Quek Hong Shin
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Creative Climate Change Curriculum Through Applied Theatre
26 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation |Online on AFCC Website
Chetna Mehrotra Roshan Karkera
Visual Literacy in the 21st Century
26 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Tanya Chua Thameemul Ansari
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Keep Moving Forward: Growth and Development through Science and Picture Books
26 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Presentation |L16, The Pod
Lisa Zuliana Zulkifli Mardhiah Mahamood
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KitaKaya! Cross-Platform Storytelling about the Diversity in Indonesia
26 May | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Presentation |Online on AFCC Website
Dandi Ukelele (Dandi) Farahdilla Muqarrabie Taqarrabie Uthe (Meutia Rahima) Shoba Dewey Chugani
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Creating Diverse and Inclusive Children’s Books: A Case-Study in Thai-American Cooperation
26 May | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Cheewan Wisasa Krisana Kanjanapa Vachirawan Tapsua John Viano

27 May (Friday)

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Bonds, Bridges & Books: Building Better Mental Wellness
27 May | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Presentation |Online on AFCC Website
Dimity Powell David Liew
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Finding the Light: Hope and Despair in Children’s Literature
27 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Lecture |Online on AFCC Website
Margarita Engle Kim Beeman
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Environmental Advocacy in Children’s Books
27 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Panel |L16, The Pod
Bijal Vachharajani Debby Ng Sarah Ang Nor Lastrina Hamid
从故事学习人生
Learning Life Lessons from Stories
27 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Panel | Chinese |L5, Possibility Room
陈帅 (Chen Shuai) 管家琪 (Guan Jia Qi) 徐海娜 (Irene Xu) 孙宝琦 (Sun Baoqi)
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Stories of Southeast Asia
27 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Aammton Alias 虎威 (Hu Wei) Shoba Dewey Chugani
Generating Children’s Interest in Tamil
27 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel | Tamil |L5, Possibility Room
Buveneswari Subramaniam Razmiah Banu Yacob Sharanja Jeneeit Usha Kumaran Vanitha Tonn Seetha Lakshmi
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Developing Critical Reading Skills for our Children
27 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Debra Ann Francisco Mary George Loh Chin Ee
AI Opportunities & AI Literacy
27 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Talk |L5, Imagination Room
Koo Sengmeng
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Peranan Animasi Wayang Kulit Untuk Kanak-Kanak Pra Sekolah
The Role of Digital Shadow Puppetry in Pre School Classes
27 May | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation | Malay |Online via AFCC Facebook
Dahlan Ghani
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Popular Romance Tropes in YA Fantasy and How to Write Them
27 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation |L16, The Pod
Joyce Chua Kayce Teo Vivian Teo
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Using Picture Books to Promote Inclusion
27 May | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Presentation |Online on AFCC Website
Soh Aiwen Stephanie Ng Jai Zende
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Southeast Asian History as Inspiration: A Look into Children’s Historical Fiction
27 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Eva Wong Nava Hannah Ming Yit Ho Ho Lee-Ling Stephanie Sim Ee Waun
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The Animal Allure
27 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Alan John Lee Gee-eun Maureen Yeo Piers Torday David Liew
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Using STEAM to Motivate the Next Generation in their Learning Journey
27 May | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presentation |Online on AFCC Website
Peter ChunYu Yau Jason Polim
Humour, Heritage and Hawkers
27 May | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Janice Khoo Lianne Ong Caren Lai

28 May (Saturday)

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Drawn Narratives
28 May | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Harmony Becker Jillian Tamaki Andeasyand (Nurulhuda Izyan) Shreya Davies
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Publishing Forum Keynote: Resilient Publishing for the Future
28 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Bodour Al Qasimi Trasvin Jittidecharak Trina Ha Chua Hong Koon
How to Nurture Eco-consciousness through Picture Books
28 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Sarah Ang Sophia Huang Hwee Goh
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When Comics Come to the Classroom
28 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Panel |L16, The Pod
Charis Loke Clio Ding Qiyun Lim Cheng Tju
Comics as an Educational Tool (for Educators)
28 May | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Arif Rafhan Melanie Lee
Finding Humour in the Ordinary (Rescheduled)
28 May | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Talk |Online on AFCC Website
Shinsuke Yoshitake Eriko Shima
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Publishers Discuss: Diversity and Inclusion in Books
28 May | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Radhika Menon Reni Roxas Vanitha Tonn
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Lighten Up with Laughter: A Serious Look at the Genre of ‘Humour’
28 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Presentation |L16, The Pod
Kate London Katie Day Low Ying Ping
Some Talk, Some Action
28 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Maureen Yeo Swapnil Mishra Elaine Fong
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The Metaverse: Exploring the Future of Books
28 May | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Christine Chong Eric Bartoletti Jo Lusby José Borghino
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Translation Forum Keynote: Translating Change—One Story at a Time
28 May | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Hendarto Setiadi Nicky Harman Sawad Hussain Julia Marshall
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The Flow of Book Information
28 May | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Talk |L16, The Pod
Rachael McDiarmid Peter Schoppert
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Resources for Translators
28 May | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Alexandra Büchler Avery Fischer Udagawa Reynald Ocampo Sabine Müller Shelly Bryant
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The Struggle with Loss: Books as a Coping Mechanism
28 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Angie Chew Avianti Armand Hannah Goh May Lim Darel Seow
Talking Your Way Out!
28 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Workshop | English | Chinese | Malay | Tamil |L5, Imagination Room
Abhi Krish Evelyn Sue Wong Quek Hong Shin Rilla Melati
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哪里好笑?!
What’s So Funny?!
28 May | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel | Chinese |Online on AFCC Website
翁添保 (Ang Thiam Poh) 張筱琦 (Hsiaochi Chang) 林哲璋 (Lin Che Chang) Denon Lim Denan
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The Art of Writing Romance
28 May | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Ain Maisarah Pauline Loh Vicmon Kayce Teo
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Pengembaraan Tim: Developing Different Modes of Publishing Amidst the Pandemic
28 May | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Maria Mahat Rhaimie Wahap Rizal Wahap Norami Aliza Haron
Be in the Know: Buying and Selling Translation Rights
28 May | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Workshop |Online via Zoom
Lawrence Schimel
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The Role of Stories: Why We Write for Children
28 May | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lecture |Online on AFCC Website
Piers Torday David Liew
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The Wonderful World of Webcomics
28 May | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Fishball Vicmon Lim Cheng Tju

29 May (Sunday)

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Publishers Discuss: Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals
29 May | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Chua Hong Koon Linda Tan Lingard Lisa Lyons Johnston Emma House
Classics for Children: Retelling Stories from Sejarah Melayu (The Malay Annals)
29 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Hidayah Amin
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How to Talk to Children About War
29 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Panel |L16, The Pod
Danny Jalil Emily Balistrieri Margarita Engle Sim Ee Waun Denise Tan
Effective Marketing through Social Media
29 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Rachael McDiarmid
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Mencipta Buku Bersiri Terkenal untuk Kanak-Kanak
Creating a Popular Children’s Book Series
29 May | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Panel | Malay |Online on AFCC Website
Ain Maisarah Haslindah Mispan Saridah Hamid Siti Raudhah Kartini Anwar
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Bruneian Speculative Fiction
29 May | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Aammton Alias Hafidz Yakob Hannah Ming Yit Ho Rinni Amran
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童书创作的苦与乐
The Joys and Pains of Writing a Children’s Book
29 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel | Chinese |L16, The Pod
陈帅 (Chen Shuai) 虎威 (Hu Wei) 邓秀茵 (Tang Show Yin) 苏章恺 (Su Zhangkai)
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Translation in Southeast Asia
29 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Hendarto Setiadi Peeriya Pongsarigun Reynald Ocampo Daphne Lee
Putting Joy into Parenting through Mindfulness
29 May | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Angie Chew
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Translators Talk: Translating the “Picture Book”
29 May | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
阿甲 (Ajia) Andrew Wong Lyn Miller-Lachmann Helen Wang
Social-Emotional Learning with Giant Pandas Kai Kai, Jia Jia & Le Le
29 May | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Workshop |Online via Zoom
Angeline Ho Karen Chin
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Collaborating Across Borders in Picture Books
29 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Hamdan Ali Linda Tan Lingard Maria Mahat Shahril Samri
Discovering MTL Literature for our Children
29 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Talk |L5, Possibility Room
Jane Wee Zubaidah Mohsen Angela Yang
The Magical Adventure of Snow and Friends
29 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation | Chinese |L5, Imagination Room
Darran Kuah Serene Chuang
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Finding Humour in the Ordinary
29 May | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Talk |Online on AFCC Website
Shinsuke Yoshitake Eriko Shima
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Translators Talk: Humour in Children’s Book
29 May | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Emily Balistrieri Julia Marshall Yang Shu Hung Holly Thompson
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Translated Children’s Books in Thailand: Challenges and Opportunities
29 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation |L16, The Pod
John Viano Peeriya Pongsarigun Shelly Bryant
Dream Big: Draw Giant Comics
29 May | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Arif Rafhan Melanie Lee
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Shifting Perceptions: Translating Stories From Languages Other Than English
29 May | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Lecture |Online on AFCC Website
Avery Fischer Udagawa Malavika Nataraj
Blueprint for Sustainable Reading Programmes
29 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel |L5, Possibility Room
Katie Day Shirley Tay Srividhya Mohan Vanessa Chng Evelyn Sue Wong
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Of Women and Girls: A Study of the Female Figure in Korean Children and YA Literature
29 May | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture |Online on AFCC Website
Lee Geum-yi Rosslyn Prosser
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AFCC Closing Night
29 May | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presentation |Online via AFCC Facebook

4 June (Saturday)

Making an Impact with Illustrations
4 Jun | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Masterclass |Online via Zoom
Sydney Smith

5 June (Sunday)

Translating the Song and the Slang: Poetry Translation Workshop
5 Jun | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Workshop |Online via Zoom
Mohini Gupta

 

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