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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
From 5 to 8 September, head on down to the 10th edition of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)! Hosted by the Singapore Book Council and celebrating the theme of “diversity”, the festival will feature over 80 Singapore and international speakers over four days and will be held at the National Library Singapore. Notable speakers at this event include:
- Philip Nel (USA), renowned scholar of children’s literature, and author or co-editor of 11 books, including Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature and The Need for Diverse Books. He will be giving the AFCC Lecture, titled “Why Adults Refuse to Admit Racist Content in the Children’s Books They Love”;
- Eva Wong Nava (Singapore), author of the award-winning book, Open: A Boy’s Wayang Adventure, which tackles autism;
- 李木子Li Muzi (Singapore), established drama educator who will conduct a Chinese-language workshop on using drama to teach literacy to preschoolers, and more!
The speakers will take part in more than 70 events over four days, including panel talks, workshops, pitching sessions, masterclasses and lectures. The events are organised along three main programme tracks: Cross-Platform, Writers andIllustrators, as well as a two-day focus on Teachers and Parents (6-7 Sep).
Early bird specials for AFCC 2019 are now available till 31 July. Audiences can enjoy 25% off regular festival pass tickets. Secondary and tertiary students can also take advantage of a special promotion of $50 pass to the entire festival (limited quantity only). Ticketing info can be found here.
For more information, please visit afcc.com.sg.