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26 May (Thursday)

AFCC Keynote: Light Up with Literature!
26 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Panel |L16, The Pod
Angie Chew Kamini Ramachandran Neil Humphreys
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
Depicting the ‘Unspeakable’
26 May | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Panel |Virtual
Cheeno Marlo Sayuno Lee Geum-yi Nicolas Verstappen Bijal Vachharajani
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
Mencipta Unsur Humor dalam Buku Kanak-Kanak
Creating Humour in Children’s Books
26 May | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Panel | Malay |Virtual
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
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
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 |Virtual
阿甲 (Ajia)
Writing about Children with Special Needs
26 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Jill Lim Nur Ilyana Bte Mohd Ali
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
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
KitaKaya! Cross-Platform Storytelling about the Diversity in Indonesia
26 May | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Presentation |Virtual
Dandi Ukelele Farahdilla Muqarrabie Taqarrabie Uthe (Meutia Rahima)
Diversity and Inclusion in Children’s Books in Thailand
26 May | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Panel |Virtual
Cheewan Wisasa John Viano

27 May (Friday)

Bonds, Bridges & Books: Building Better Mental Wellness
27 May | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Presentation |Virtual
Dimity Powell
Finding the Light: Hope and Despair in Children’s Literature
27 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Lecture |Virtual
Margarita Engle
Environmental Advocacy in Children’s Books
27 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Panel |L16, The Pod
Bijal Vachharajani Debby Ng Sarah Ang
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)
翻译绘本的艺术
The Art of Translating Picture Books
27 May | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Masterclass | Chinese |Virtual
阿甲 (Ajia)
Stories of Southeast Asia
27 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel |Virtual
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
Developing Critical Reading Skills for our Children
27 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Debra Ann Francisco Mary George Sadie-Jane Nunis
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 |Virtual
Dahlan Ghani
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
Using Picture Books to Promote Inclusion
27 May | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Presentation |Virtual
Soh Aiwen Stephanie Ng
Southeast Asian History as Inspiration: A Look into Children’s Historical Fiction
27 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel |Virtual
Eva Wong Nava Hannah Ming Yit Ho Ho Lee-Ling Stephanie
The Animal Allure
27 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Alan John Lee Gee-eun Maureen Yeo Piers Torday
Using STEAM to Motivate the Next Generation in their Learning Journey
27 May | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presentation |Virtual
Peter ChunYu Yau
Humour, Heritage and Hawkers
27 May | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Janice Khoo Lianne Ong

28 May (Saturday)

Drawn Narratives
28 May | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Panel |Virtual
Harmony Becker Jillian Tamaki Andeasyand (Nurulhuda Izyan)
Publishing Forum Keynote: Resilient Publishing for the Future
28 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Panel |Virtual
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
When Comics Come to the Classroom
28 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Panel |L16, The Pod
Charis Loke Clio Ding Qiyun
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
28 May | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Talk |Virtual
Shinsuke Yoshitake Eriko Shima
Publishers Discuss: Diversity and Inclusion in Books
28 May | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Panel |Virtual
Radhika Menon Reni Roxas
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
Some Talk, Some Action
28 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Maureen Yeo Swapnil Mishra
The Metaverse: Exploring the Future of Books
28 May | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Panel |Virtual
Christine Chong Eric Bartoletti Jo Lusby José Borghino
சேர்ந்து உருவாக்கலாம்! - குழந்தைகளுக்கான படப் புத்தகங்கள்
Let’s Create Together! — Children’s Board Books
28 May | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshop | Tamil |L5, Imagination Room
Abhi Krish
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
The Flow of Book Information
28 May | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Talk |L16, The Pod
Rachael McDiarmid Peter Schoppert
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
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
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
哪里好笑?!
What’s So Funny?!
28 May | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel | Chinese |Virtual
翁添保 (Ang Thiam Poh) 張筱琦 (Hsiaochi Chang) 林哲璋 (Lin Che Chang)
The Art of Writing Romance
28 May | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
|Virtual
Ain Maisarah Pauline Loh Vicmon Kayce Teo
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
Be in the Know: Buying and Selling Translation Rights
28 May | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Workshop |Virtual
Lawrence Schimel
The Role of Stories: Why We Write for Children
28 May | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lecture |Virtual
Piers Torday
The Wonderful World of Webcomics
28 May | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
|Virtual
Fishball Vicmon

29 May (Sunday)

Publishers Discuss: Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals
29 May | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Panel |Virtual
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
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
Effective Marketing through Social Media
29 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Rachael McDiarmid
Mencipta Buku Bersiri Terkenal untuk Kanak-Kanak
Creating a Popular Children’s Book Series
29 May | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Panel | Malay |Virtual
Ain Maisarah Haslindah Mispan Saridah Hamid Siti Raudhah
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)
Translation in Southeast Asia
29 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Hendarto Setiadi Peeriya Pongsarigun Reynald Ocampo
Putting Joy into Parenting through Mindfulness
29 May | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Angie Chew
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
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
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
Translators Talk: Humour in Children’s Books
29 May | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Panel |Virtual
Emily Balistrieri Julia Marshall Yang Shu Hung
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
Dream Big: Draw Giant Comics
29 May | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Arif Rafhan Melanie Lee
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
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
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 |Virtual
Lee Geum-yi

 

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