The Singapore Book Council, which organises the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC), has decided to postpone the 11th edition of AFCC from 28–31 May to 3–4 October 2020, in view of the evolving COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore and around the world. In response to the situation, AFCC will be scaling down the festival to two days and making parts of the festival digital.
As a prelude to AFCC, the Book Council will also be organising the popular Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG), an exhibition that showcases the best illustrations from Asian picture books from 1–30 June 2020 at the National Library Building.
At the start of September, the Bras Basah National Library in Singapore will be a hive of activities with writers, books, illustrators and publishers exhibiting their wares and holding workshops to celebrate the upcoming Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC). The festival adopts “diversity” as its theme.
Organised by the Singapore Book Council, the tenth AFCC will feature 150 speakers, of who 104 are local and 47 are international.
“AFCC has been championing diversity and Asian children’s books since its inception,” said the Executive Director of the Singapore Book Council, William Phuan, in a press release . “As we mark our 10th anniversary milestone, it is even more important that we continue to push to enrich the literary landscape with multicultural stories and diverse themes.”
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Title: Characters through action
Synopsis: Workshop participants will learn ways and means to create more engaging and well-rounded characters when writing fiction.
Date: Saturday, 11 April 2015
Time: 9.30am -4.30pm
Venue: Seminar Room, Heritage Place, #02-08, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188108
Workshop fee: $73
Registration Site: http://alap.bookcouncil.sg/courses
Tel: 6848 8297 / 6848 8295
A reading event organised by two mothers who disapproved of the NLB’s move to remove three children’s books was held on Sunday. Meanwhile, more than 25,000 signatures have been garnered for an online letter supporting NLB’s decision: CNA
A reading event organised by two mothers who disapproved of the National Library Board’s (NLB) move to remove three children’s books was held at the National Library’s atrium on Sunday afternoon (July 13).