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.
26 May, Saturday, 11:30-12:30 pm – Picture Books as Portals to Enchantment and Imagination: Choosing Picture Books that Challenge the Mind – Screening Room
26 May, Saturday, 5-6 pm – Putting the I.T. Back in KidLIT: Using the World Wide Web as a Classroom Resource – Play 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 Heerden – Gallery
29 May, Tuesday, 11:45-12:45 pm – From an Idea to the Red Carpet: My Journey to Hollywood. Presenters: Mohd Yahssir, Ramesh Muthusamy – Screening 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 Spillman – Living 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!