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.