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

Discover the secrets of crafting captivating picture books for children with four seasoned authors. Uncover the factors that keep kids returning to a story, turning pages with delight, and igniting curiosity about culture and community. Gain insights into character creation, engaging story arcs, and tapping into children's imaginations. Join this session for valuable tips and behind-the-scenes triumphs to enhance your craft and inspire curiosity in your writing.

Evelyn Sue Wong

Evelyn Sue Wong (Singapore)

Evelyn Sue Wong is children’s author of the multilingual Just a Little Mynah picture book series. She writes to spark children’s imagination, with hope for real change. She has been involved in AFCC since its first festival in 2010, curating publications, programmes and partnerships. Evelyn has led research and education programmes promoting inclusive and sustainable development in Canada, Singapore and Asia-Pacific.

Katherine Wallace

Katherine Wallace (Canada)

Katherine Wallace is an author, musician, and educator whose love of words and music is united in her stories and songs. Her picture books, Mirelle’s Mirror and Trash-er Island, inspire curiosity about sustainability and our world. A former university professor, Katherine has published and performed in professional music ensembles worldwide.

Namita Moolani Mehra

Namita Moolani Mehra (India/Singapore)

Namita Moolani Mehra is an agented children’s book author, freelance writer, and entrepreneur. Her latest picture books are The Light Within You and Anni Dreams of Biryani. She has been a speaker at AFCC and held workshops at Singapore Writers Festival. She founded Indian Spicebox, a social-impact platform that has funded half a million meals for underprivileged children in India.

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.