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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

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.

Access these sessions with an AFCC Festival Pass
The full lineup of programmes will be updated here in the coming weeks.
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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
The Poet’s Toolkit
23 May | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Sally Murphy
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
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)

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
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
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
Intricacies of Illustrations: Storytelling meets Artistry
24 May | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lecture | English | L5, Possibility Room
Emila Yusof
Picture Perfect Prose: Understanding Writing and Illustration
24 May | 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Workshop | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Zeno Sworder

25 May (Saturday)

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
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
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)

Baek Heena: Storytelling Through Miniature Worlds
26 May | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lecture | English | Korean | CTPL Programme Room 1
Baek Heena
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)
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
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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