Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) Conferences and Events

[AFCC 2014] Countdown to Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2014

Myra here.

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From the official website of AFCC. Click on the image to be taken to the websource.

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.

Speaker Duties

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.

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Moderator Duties

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.

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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

Moderator 4-530

FANTASY! I am very excited to moderate this panel.

Here’s more information about the panelists as culled from the official AFCC Website.

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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!

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But wait… there’s more. Watch out for other sessions that I will be attending during the Festival as we do our Countdown to AFCC.

So what are you waiting for, dear friends? Sign up and be there for the biggest kidlit event of the year here in Southeast Asia.

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5 comments on “[AFCC 2014] Countdown to Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2014

  1. You have a great line-up of presenters this year — and Leonard Marcus is returning. Know he spoke so highly of your event. You are doing such a great festival for your country. It really has taken off and gets bigger each year!


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  3. Wish I could come! 😀


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