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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

Our children have unlimited potential to make a big difference. How can fictional and nonfictional stories empower them to make that difference by providing information, inspiration, and relatable role models? In this session, authors Swapnil and Maureen will discuss how they have portrayed the topic of social activism in their works.

Advocacy Reading for Children and Youths Singapore Writing for Children and Youths

Maureen Yeo

Maureen Yeo (Singapore)

Maureen is the author of The Great Singapore Poo Sale, Other Beastly Business and its sequel, Make Animals Great Again, and Other Creature Campaigns. These texts, and the talks she gives at schools and various organisations, aim to raise awareness about environmental conservation and politics in a humorous way.

Swapnil Mishra

Swapnil Mishra (Singapore)

Swapnil is an Adjunct Mentor at SMU, bringing social finance to life through projects with undergraduate students. He is on a mission to help everyone gain access to financial wellness with the use of technology. His children’s book, Freddy the Eager Fundraiser was launched at the Singapore Writers Festival in 2018.

Elaine Fong

Moderator Elaine Fong (Singapore)

Elaine has worked as a librarian for over 25 years in companies, public libraries and international schools. She has a master's degree in library science from the University of British Columbia and a master's in education from Sheffield University, where her thesis was on reading motivation in EAL students. 



All programme dates and times are subject to change and existing COVID measures.

* : Pre-registration is required for in-person events. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.