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

Curiosity is a strong driving force in encouraging learning, exploration and innovation. In this opening keynote of AFCC 2024, our speakers will share about their encounters with this quality and how they have also leveraged on it in their work and or practice.

 

Building Curiosity with Books by Andrea Wang

For award-winning author Andrea Wang, books have played a crucial role in allowing her to forge connections and find joy. For the opening keynote session, Andrea will share how books and stories have helped her in learning important life lessons, explore and understand the world and influenced her work as an author of children's books.

 

Further programme details to be updated soon. 

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Andrea Wang

Andrea Wang (USA)

Andrea Wang is an acclaimed author of children’s books. Her picture book Watercress was awarded the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, among other accolades. Her other books, Summer at Squee, The Many Meanings of Meilan, Luli and the Language of Tea, Magic Ramen, and The Nian Monster, have also received awards and starred reviews. Her work explores culture, creative thinking, and identity. She lives in Colorado with her family. For more information about Andrea and her books, please visit www.andreaywang.com.

Myra Loke

Myra Loke (Singapore)

Myra Loke is a theatre director, puppeteer / performer, designer, maker and educator.

Her artistic journey in Singapore’s theatre started 18 years ago when she was the pioneer batch of ARTivate, the youth wing of Drama Box Ltd. Now, Myra is part of the core team of The Finger Players, one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies, best known for their visually-arresting productions and its strong advocacy of puppetry. She led the company as co-Artistic Director from 2020 – 2023. 

Myra also co-founded The Wanderlings, where she co-created You Can Reach The Sky (2017 – 2019), Singapore’s first immersive theatrical experience for babies. Myra believes in the transformative power of Puppetry for dialogue, reflection and social change. 

Programme dates and times are subject to change.

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