It is the evening before the Asian Festival of Children’s Content here in Singapore and the excitement is growing as we expect artists, illustrators, writers, publishers, book enthusiasts from various parts of the globe to slowly start trickling into The Arts House at the Old Parliament where the festival is being held.

I am fairly relieved that I would be doing my presentations tomorrow, the first day of the Festival. This would mean that I would have more time to enjoy the rest of the festivities during the remaining days, to mingle and hopefully get to know more people. If you are dropping by and wish to say hello, here is my schedule.

My Sessions

26 May, Saturday, 11:30-12:30 pm – Picture Books as Portals to Enchantment and Imagination: Choosing Picture Books that Challenge the MindScreening Room

26 May, Saturday, 5-6 pmPutting the I.T. Back in KidLIT: Using the World Wide Web as a Classroom ResourcePlay Den

Sessions I will be Facilitating

26 May, Saturday, 2:45-3:45 pm – How illustrations in books provide context for understanding stories. Presenter: Marjorie Van HeerdenGallery

29 May, Tuesday, 11:45-12:45 pm – From an Idea to the Red Carpet: My Journey to Hollywood. Presenters: Mohd Yahssir, Ramesh MuthusamyScreening Room

29 May, Tuesday, 5:15-6:15 pm – All Abuzz about Awards: What Makes an Award Winning Book? Panelists: Margarita Engle, Nancy Johnson, Nury Vittachi, Ken SpillmanLiving Room

 If you wish to know more about the Festival and the rest of the programme, click here to be taken to the official website. See you there!

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

5 comments on “’tis the night before AFCC

  1. It all sounds fabulous, Myra. Have fun!


  2. Myra – The program for the 2012 AFCC is simply amazing! How I wish I was there to partake, meet old friends and make new ones. Thank you for blogging (and thank your husband for the photos). If I can’t be there at least I can get a feel for it all via your fabulous blog posts! Hope to be there in 2013!


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