It is a star-studded Asian Festival of Children’s Content this year – the premiere kidlit event here in Asia.
I am privileged to be the Programme Director of the ACWIC (Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference). We do have quite a number of things lined up this year. But first, allow me to share with you where I will be during the Festival, both as moderator and speaker.
2 June, Monday, 12-1 pm, L5 Imagination Room
I am very honored to be sharing a panel with the great Junko Yokota. I am in awe of her work and her amazing contribution to the field of children’s literature. In this panel, I would also be sharing a few of my insights as a CYBILS Picture Book Judge for the past two years.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Junko Yokota’s work, here is her short bio as captured from the AFCC website.
Sunday, 1 June 2014, 230-330
I have always been a huge fan of various series – as a young girl and now as an adult. It would be interesting to hear what these amazing speakers have to share about their own experience in writing middle-grade and YA fiction series.
Here is the insider’s information about the panel.
We featured AJ Low here in GatheringBooks for our previous reading theme. Click here to be taken to our fun interview with Adan and Felicia.
Monday, 2 June 2014
FANTASY! I am very excited to moderate this panel.
Here’s more information about the panelists as culled from the official AFCC Website.
Moderator for a Masterclass Session by Leonard Marcus and Marjorie Coughlan
To say that I am excited that Leonard and Marjorie are coming back this year for the AFCC (and Corinne Robson too from PaperTigers and now with Waterbridge Outreach) would be an understatement. I am sure I would learn a great deal from this session. I have my notebook ready!