Posted by Susanne Gervay
on May 17, 2013 in News
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Singapore is leading the way in Asia – giving Asia a voice in youth literature.
Publishers, editors, reviewers, writers, illustrators …. and more … will be speaking at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content Literature Festival.
Excited to see friends from around the globe who bring such passion and innovation to children’s literature.
Marjorie Couglan – editor of Paper Tigers – UK
Daphne Lee – author and journalist, Malaysia
Candy Gourlay – author. Philippines and UK
Kathleen Ahrens – head of SCBWI international & author – Hong Kong
James Foley – Illustrator coordinator SCBWI Australia West – Western Australia
Holly Thompson – head of SCBWI Japan and acclaimed author – Japan
Wendy Orr – author who’s work have been adapted into feature films – Melbourne, Victoria
and there’s so many Asian and Australian voices.
Thrilled to see Nicholas Mark on the panel, a young film maker who has also published a bi lingual book in Indonesia and Australia.
The panels are exciting including masterclasses, cross platform writing, television, media … and it’s in fabulous Singapore.
I’ll be speaking with Wendy Orr on our books ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Peeling the Onion’ moderated by Shirley Lim.
I’ll also be speaking on ‘Writing to Make A Better World’ on my books including ‘I Am Jack’, ‘Ships in the Field’
chaired by author Chris Cheng who is a SCBWI International Board member.
Hope to see some of you there.
As head of Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Australia East & New Zealand SCBWI, proud that SCBWI is partnering this festival.
Thankyou to the Festival Director
Thankyou to National Book Development Council of Singapore www.bookcouncil.sg
Thankyou to R. Ramachandran head of the Singapore Book Council
Thankyou to Kenneth Quek – head of SCBWI Singapore
When: 26-30th May.
Where?The National Library 100 Victoria St Singapore.
Check the website: wwww.afcc.com.sg
SCBWI Australia is proud to support Room to read brining education to the children of Asia and the developing world www.roomtoread.org