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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

The inaugural Translation Forum at AFCC celebrates those who are passionate about translating children’s literature. We focus on the efforts of the translation of stories authored in languages Other Than English, and spotlight ongoing initiatives that seek to nurture translation communities in their own regions. 

Spanning two days from 28 to 29 May, the Translation Forum offers a variety of programmes targeting different aspects of translation, from resources for translators to sessions that focus on the craft of translation. Highlight sessions include a workshop on buying and selling rights by prolific literary translator Lawrence Schimel, and a masterclass on English to Chinese picture book translation by 2022 Carle Bridge Honoree  阿甲 (Ajia), an established children’s literature translator himself. Avery Fischer Udagawa, recipient of the 2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Award, will also provide insights on her advocacy of stories authored in underrepresented languages.

The Translation Forum is supported by the National Translation Committee.

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28 May (Saturday)

VOD Available ▶
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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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
Be in the Know: Buying and Selling Translation Rights
28 May | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Workshop |Online via Zoom
Lawrence Schimel

29 May (Sunday)

VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
AFCC Closing Night
29 May | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presentation |Online via AFCC Facebook

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