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

Explore how books featuring museum artefacts ignite children's curiosity. Learn how educators and parents can assist children in bridging the real and imagined worlds. Discover resources that, when used with a variety of books, enhance children's understanding of the world.

Soumya Ayer

Soumya Ayer (India)

Soumya Ayer, intrigued by the narratives held in objects, explores stories of times, places, and people influencing our world. The author of three children’s books on Indian mythology, her fiction debut, The Ghost of Malabar, intertwines history and storytelling. It has been shortlisted for the Neev Book Awards 2023, Atta Galatta Children’s Book Fiction Prize 2022, and PVLF Author Excellence Award 2024. Soumya volunteers as a docent in Singapore’s museums and is part of SCBWI’s Singapore chapter.

Pippa Chorley

Moderator Pippa Chorley (UK/Singapore)

Pippa Chorley, award-winning children’s author of Counting Sheep, Out of the Box and Stuffed!, grew up in a picturesque village in England. Trained as a primary school teacher, Pippa loves to write in rhyme to encourage children’s natural curiosity for words and explore the rhythm of language. Pippa’s stories inspire 'out of the box' thinking and lead children on adventures into imaginary worlds filled with possibilities.

Programme dates and times are subject to change.