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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024
Access these sessions with an AFCC Festival Pass
The full programme line-up will be updated here in the coming weeks. 
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13 April (Saturday)

Some Pages That Tell Some Stories : Crafting Curiosity
13 Apr | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation | English | Online
Faraha Faeaz Sandhya Prabhat

23 May (Thursday)

AFCC Opening Keynote: The Many Forms of Curiosity
23 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Panel | English | L16, The Pod
Andrea Wang Myra Loke
Collage: the extraordinary power of an artform in encouraging speech and sparking curiosity
23 May | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Joanna Maneckji
Championing Southeast Asian Cultures through Storytelling
23 May | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presentation | English | L16, The Pod
Dante Francis M. Ang II Charisse Aquino-Tugade
Staying Curious! Harnessing the Power of Books in the Outdoors
23 May | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Possibility Room
Muhammad bin Kamit
The Curious Case of Singing a Story
23 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 2
Serene Choo
Mastering Mindfulness Through Narratives with Dimity Powell
23 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Dimity Powell
The Poet’s Toolkit
23 May | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Sally Murphy
Inspire and Ignite: A Cross-Cultural Storytelling Adventure
23 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Ping-Shi Kao
From Parenting to Publishing: Seeing a Need and Stepping Up
23 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 2
Kimberly Lee Liyana Taff
Surrealism in Children’s Illustration
23 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel | English | L5, Possibility Room
Adriena Fong J.H. Low Zeno Sworder
Curiosity in City Narrative – Hong Kong Children’s Picture Books
23 May | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Presentation | English | L5, Imagination Room
Michelle Chan
We need a hero! A Green Superhero!
23 May | 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Workshop | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Louisa Joanne Lee
Creating children’s curiosity: A Peek into the Lives of Inspiring People
23 May | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Panel | English | L5, Possibility Room
Imelda Naomi Low Lai Chow Priscilla Hoon-Tan Shawn Tan

24 May (Friday)

Practicing Peace with Children through Community Peace Libraries
24 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Presentation | English | L5, Imagination Room
Raissa Avery Marfa
Our World of Stories: Championing Translated Children’s Books
24 May | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Panel | English | L16, The Pod
叶俊良 (Chun-Liang Yeh) Lawrence Schimel
Igniting the Spark: STEM through the Magic of Stories
24 May | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop | English | CTPL Programme Room 2
Diana Elizabeth Grace Victoria
Curious Girls, Personal Agency and the Search for Truth in Philippine Historical Fiction
24 May | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Glenda C. Oris
Rooted in Affirmation: Talking About Physical Appearances in Picture Books
24 May | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Panel | English | L5, Possibility Room
Ames Chen Joseph Namara Hollis Rachelyn Gordon
Green Pea Monster Poetry Workshop
24 May | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Sara Patricia Kelly
Smoke and Flowers: Using Artworks to Retell Martial Law in the Philippines
24 May | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation | English | L5, Possibility Room
Aldy Aguirre
Creating Curiosity in Picture Books
24 May | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Panel | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Evelyn Sue Wong Katherine Wallace Namita Moolani Mehra Pippa Chorley
Bridging real and imagined worlds: museum artefacts in children’s books foster curiosity
24 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Soumya Ayer
Developing Curious Young Writers through Invented Spelling
24 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation | English | L5, Possibility Room
Hannah Sim
The Role of Spaces in Reclaiming Our Narratives
24 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation | English | L16, The Pod
Charisse Aquino-Tugade
Mindfulness for Asian Youths Workshop - Discovering the Secrets of Polderstein 13
24 May | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Daniel Fung Shuen Sheng Germaine Tan Liew Shiang Hui
Across Worlds: Translating Our Myths and Folktales
24 May | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Panel | English | CTPL Programme Room 2
Hafiz Rashid
Inclusive Co-creation: Picture Books with Southeast Asian Art & Music
24 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Wenny Yosselina
Picture books: Unlocking Wonder and Invention
24 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation | English | L16, The Pod
Amelia Jaishree Elaine Lee
Intricacies of Illustrations: Storytelling meets Artistry
24 May | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lecture | English | L5, Possibility Room
Emila Yusof
Writing Stories for Children: the Booklatan sa Bayan Experience
24 May | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 2
Carol Tapia
Picture Perfect Prose: Understanding Writing and Illustration
24 May | 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Workshop | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Zeno Sworder
The Varieties of Literary Expression in Children’s Literature in Nusantara
24 May | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Presentation | English | L16, The Pod
Muhammed Shahril Shaik Abdullah
Play hide and seek with stories — Dive deep into the world of wordless picture books
24 May | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Possibility Room
Pham Thi Hoai Anh

25 May (Saturday)

The Visual Decoder for Stories
25 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Goh Ai Yat Joyce Chua
Once Upon a Green World – Saving the Environment Through a Child’s Eyes
25 May | 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Panel | English | L5, Possibility Room
Janice Khoo Lianne Ong Pauline Loh Sarah Ang
Writing Watercress
25 May | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Lecture | English | L16, The Pod
Andrea Wang
Note by Note: A Curious Exploration into Children’s Songwriting
25 May | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Katherine Wallace
Open Mic for Young Content Creators
25 May | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Storytelling | English | L1, Plaza
生态故事: 探索自然与人类的共生之道
Stories on the Environment
25 May | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Panel | Chinese | CTPL Programme Room 2
陈帅 (Chen Shuai)
The Curious Case of A Picture Book Creator: A Conversation with Baek Heena
25 May | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Conversation | English | Korean | L16, The Pod
Baek Heena
Fun and Curious Ways to Encourage Tamil-language Reading and Learning
25 May | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Panel | Tamil | L5, Possibility Room
Vibrant Afterlives: Reshaping Ancient Chinese Mythologies for Young Readers through Webcomics
25 May | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 2
Yan Du
Indonesian Folktales Through the Eyes of Local and International Publishers
25 May | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Presentation | English | L5, Possibility Room
Murti Bunanta
English is Not the Only Fruit: Embracing Linguistic Diversity in Children’s Literature
25 May | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel | English | CTPL Programme Room 2
Andrea Wang Josephine Chia
來自清水的孩子: 通过漫画揭示战后台湾
The Boy from Clearwater: Uncovering Post-war Taiwan Through Comics
25 May | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture | English | L16, The Pod
周见信 (Zhou Jian Xin)
From Manuscript to Print : A Guide in Picture Book Editing
25 May | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Lawrence Schimel
Bookwatch: PG13-Romances
25 May | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Panel | English | L5, Possibility Room
Anittha Thanabalan Joyce Chua Lauren Ho

26 May (Sunday)

Beyond the Text: A Picture Book Translation Masterclass
26 May | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Masterclass | English | L5, Imagination Room
Lawrence Schimel
4 a.m. Raspberry Party with Teddy
26 May | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Storytelling | English | L1, Plaza
Sara Patricia Kelly
Baek Heena: Storytelling Through Miniature Worlds
26 May | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lecture | English | Korean | CTPL Programme Room 1
Baek Heena
Acah-acah, dah lancar!
Acah-acah, dah lancar!
26 May | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation | Malay | CTPL Programme Room 2
Amanah Mustafi
To Agent or not to Agent?
26 May | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Panel | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Lauren Ho Namita Moolani Mehra
从烟囱说起——新加坡绘本创作中的文本在地化历程
Let’s Start with the Chimney: The Journey of Creating Singapore’s Localised Picture Books
26 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshop | Chinese | L5, Possibility Room
Cheng Wan-Ni
CURIOUSER & CURIOUSER:  A Workshop in Visual Storytelling
26 May | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Colin Goh David Liew
出版跨文化童书绘本:挑战与愿景
Publishing Multicultural Picture Books: Challenges and Visions
26 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel | Chinese | L16, The Pod
叶俊良 (Chun-Liang Yeh)
Menyemarakkan cinta untuk membaca melalui bercerita!
Stories come Alive! Instilling the love for reading in your child through story telling and reading techniques
26 May | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop | Malay | CTPL Programme Room 2
Noretta Jacob Nori Ismail Bocquillion
Going with the flow: A Hands-on Look at the Picture Book Making Process
26 May | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Joseph Namara Hollis
Beyond Exams: Raising a curious, thinking child through books
26 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel | English | L16, The Pod
Emily Lim-Leh Sim Ee Waun Srividhya Mohan Joyceline See Tully
通过绘本探索大自然
Exploring Nature Through Picture Books
26 May | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop | Chinese | L5, Imagination Room
许增巧 (Xu Ceng Qiao)
Creating Stories from the Heart: A Conversation with Satomi Ichikawa
26 May | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Presentation | English | L16, The Pod
Satomi Ichikawa

 

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