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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25–28 May 2023

Not your ordinary pedagogic dialogue, this talk draws inspiration from books and manga to help mind map Gothic literature from Western and Asian sources and the process of creating a Gothic story out of our folklore stories that are intended for Southeast Asian audiences.

Childrens Books Reading Southeast Asia Writing for Children and Youths

Tutu Dutta

Tutu Dutta (Malaysia)

Tutu Dutta is the author of nine books, including Timeless Tales of Malaysia (Marshall Cavendish, 2009), Phoenix Song (Lantana Publishing (UK) 2016) and The Jugra Chronicles (MPH Publishing in 2010 and 2011.) Her latest book, The Blood Prince of Langkasuka, was published in 2021 (Penguin Random House SEA). Tutu has spoken about her stories that are rooted in Asian culture, at past AFCCs (2015 & 2017) and at folklore and book related conferences across Malaysia.

Angela Erickson

Moderator Angela Erickson (Singapore)

A former English teacher, Angela is currently working as the secondary librarian at United World College. Her current research interests include reading as empathy training and didacticism in children's and young adult literature. When she is not matching books to readers, she likes exploring Singapore's green spaces and watching films at The Projector.



Programme dates and times are subject to change.