Why be Creative?
23 Feb 2017 AFCC 2017

Why be Creative?

Why not? I can think of a few reasons... Without creativity, life would be stale I’ve seen how people spice up the dullest of chores or things to make them more interesting. Take barista art, or an ingenious table that can be folded on the wall, or shelves made from an old guitar. We owe it to the heroes who dare to make things a little different and a little better. Desire... READ FULL ENTRY

Meeting Teachers and Creators in Depok City
19 Jan 2017 AFCC 2017

Meeting Teachers and Creators in Depok City

The AFCC Board of Advisors met with teachers, principals and educators at the Al Haraki school, during their recent trip to Indonesia from 11 - 13 November 2016. The speech made by our Chairperson, Ms Claire Chiang, is included below. Welcome Good morning, and thank you for the kind welcome that you have shown me and the team from the Asian Festival of Children’s Content or AFCC. It’s really wonderful to hear... READ FULL ENTRY

What children’s book illustrators can look out for at AFCC 2017
23 Dec 2016 AFCC 2017

What children’s book illustrators can look out for at AFCC 2017

Did you know that The Book Council is filled with people with varied talents and interests? For example, Judi likes creating poems and repurposing old bags, Adan enjoys writing and reading heaps of comics, and Mabel likes editing (hehe… I'm leaving her to edit this post). As for me, I enjoy illustrating. I’ve tried experimenting with different mediums – water colour, acrylic and just a tiny bit of papercut art. Gosh,... READ FULL ENTRY