Asian-Festival-of-Childrens-Content-2013The Asian Festival of Children’s Content is back!

With a mix of professional conferences, masterclasses and workshops, rights fair and media mart, and public events, AFCC is a unique and popular event right here in Asia that provides an opportunity for writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, distributors, parents, children, teachers, and librarians to meet, learn, develop their craft, and discover business opportunities.

Event details: 25 – 30 May 2013, National Library Building

There are also free public programmes held at The Plaza of National Library.

• Book Launches
Date: 25 May – 29 May

For more information: http://afcc.com.sg/_2013/programme/book-product-launches

• Storybook Theatre, by The Learning Connections
Date: 25 May 2013, 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Storybook Theatre is a ‘live’ interactive mobile show created by The Learning Connections and performed at preschools by professional stage actors for children and their parents. Storybook Theatre promotes reading and cultivates the love for books using theatre & performing arts as a platform to bring the stories ‘live’ and stimulate children’s imagination and participation.

• Story Building Workshop, by Malavika PC
Date: 25 May 2013, 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Discover how to create a story and build it upon layers and layers of ideas. Tickle your imagination and dig into your own child-like imagination and experiences to build your story. Do not miss this programme which will help you become a better story maker.

• Young Author Awards, by Janus Education
Date: 25 May 2013, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

With the aim of nurturing the next generation of writers and digital storytellers, Janus Education, together with its publication arm Experiences & Experiments, organises the Young Author Awards (YAA). With industry-based, academic and media partners and advisers, the YAA is recognised and supported by the Media Development Authority (MDA), the National Library Board (NLB), the Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA) and the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS). Join the young participating students as they receive recognition for their story writing ability.

• Duelling Illustrators, by Chris Nixon, Stephanie Wong
Date: 26 May 2013, 12:00pm – 12:45pm

In Duelling Illustrators, an unpublished picture book manuscript is read out scene-by-scene as two or three illustrators sketch what they envision the scenes to look like.

• A Picture Book Is Worth A Thousand Words, by Vivian Kirkfield
Date: 26 May 2013, 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Vivian Kirkfield shares with you on why reading picture books is a crucial addition to every young child’s day. Parents can learn how to utilise picture books as tools that will help them build their child’s self-esteem and strengthen the parent-child connection.

AFCC 2013 Parents Forum: An Early Start for an Early Lead
Date: 26 May 2013 (Sunday), 10:00am – 5:00pm

For: Parents and children, primary, preschool and kindergarten teachers, librarians

For more information, log on to http://afcc.com.sg/_2013/programme/parents-forum