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

[AFCC 2014] Masterclass on Talking Books with Leonard Marcus and Marjorie Coughlan at National Library Singapore #afcc2014

Myra here.


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of moderating a Masterclass session conducted by Leonard Marcus (foremost scholar in children’s literature, critic, and historian) and Marjorie Coughlan (art historian, extraordinary reviewer and editor) for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content held at the National Library here in Singapore.

Most of the participants were librarians here from Singapore, and I did see a few familiar faces from the Jurong West Public Library regional branch. There were also a few librarians from other countries, as well as authors, artists, parents, bloggers, writers from Singapore and other parts of the world. There were read-alouds; a whole lot of group work and quite a bit of writing; discussion of poetry, wordless books, classic children’s titles, and picture books for older readers. Rather than provide a summary of what transpired, I thought that the photos would give a lovely overview of yesterday’s productive full-day session.

Picturebooks to Hunt Down

I was also very glad to take note of a few titles that I have not heard before (with the exception of Duck, Death, and the Tulip) that I will soon be hunting down from our public libraries.

It was truly my privilege to moderate this session conducted by people whom I greatly admire and respect.

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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).

2 comments on “[AFCC 2014] Masterclass on Talking Books with Leonard Marcus and Marjorie Coughlan at National Library Singapore #afcc2014

  1. Myra, it is great that you enjoy moderating. Yesterday, I go to AFCC Masterclass 😀 glad for the amazing time to learn

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  2. Pingback: [Poetry Friday] Voice from Afar: Poems of Peace | Gathering Books

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