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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

The Writers and Illustrators Track brings writers, illustrators and thought leaders in the publishing industry together to network and celebrate children and young adults’ literature from Asia and around the world.

The exciting sessions under this programme track discuss the development and creation of quality literary content for children and youths and provide plenty of opportunities for literary professionals to exchange ideas.

An AFCC Festival Pass gives you full access to these sessions and more!

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26 May (Thursday)

VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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)

VOD Available ▶
Bonds, Bridges & Books: Building Better Mental Wellness
27 May | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Presentation |Online on AFCC Website
Dimity Powell David Liew
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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)
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
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)

VOD Available ▶
Drawn Narratives
28 May | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Panel |Online on AFCC Website
Harmony Becker Jillian Tamaki Andeasyand (Nurulhuda Izyan) Shreya Davies
Finding Humour in the Ordinary (Rescheduled)
28 May | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Talk |Online on AFCC Website
Shinsuke Yoshitake Eriko Shima
Some Talk, Some Action
28 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Maureen Yeo Swapnil Mishra Elaine Fong
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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)

VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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)
VOD Available ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
Finding Humour in the Ordinary
29 May | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Talk |Online on AFCC Website
Shinsuke Yoshitake Eriko Shima
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 ▶
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
VOD Available ▶
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

 

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