I am very excited about the Second AFCC for 2011.
When I learned about the festival for this year (2010) from a colleague from NIE, I knew that I just had to attend last May 2010. After attending quite a number of international conferences, I would have to admit that I have never been so excited to attend a conference as this one – reveals I suppose my passion for children’s literature. What was sad is that I did not learn about the conference until a tad too late (I knew about it around March-April this year), thus, I was not able to submit a proposal for presentation. I was itching to do something on ‘Profiles of Gifted Children in Contemporary Children’s Literature’ as I was avidly attending the parallel sessions, which by the way, were just plain awesome.
As an academic, I knew I had to relearn the ropes in terms of networking and attending sessions – I was used to gifted and talented (G & T) conferences, psychology-related conferences, that attending sessions on postmodern picture books, animation and digital story telling, and just plain listening to illustrators, YA fiction writers, and playwrights – was such a TREAT!
I’m very glad then to discover the Call for Papers for the May 2011 Festival as early as now. Details could be found in the official blog of Singapore Book Council, which by the way we have already added to our Blog Roll (Book Organizations category).
Target audience are the following: writers and illustrators; literary agents, distributors and retailers; teachers and academics; publishers and libraries; translators and technology solution providers; and other media professionals.
Deadline for the submission of proposal is 30 November 2010. The two-paged proposal should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The types of sessions possible are:
- 60-180 minute workshops
- Roundtable Discussions
- Paper Sessions (3 papers would usually be grouped together)
- Interactive Dialogue
See you there!