Monday, February 25, 2013

Coming in May: Asian Festival of Children's Content

May 25-30, 2013, is the annual Asian Festival of Children's Content here in Singapore.

If you've never been, it's definitely worth checking out.  They offer a variety of events aimed at different audiences: parents, teachers, writers, illustrators, publishers, etc.  And you can buy tickets for the whole thing or just for certain days.

It's also a good chance to see authors and illustrators you might want to have on school visits.  Click here to see the list of authors & illustrators doing sessions.

Our own Nancy Johnson from SAS, fresh from her Caldecott experience, will be on a panel called "All Abuzz About Awards."

Candy Gourlay, author of "Tall Story" - one of this year's Red Dot books -- is presenting.

Holly Johnson, author of "Orchards" - a previous Red Dot book - is doing a keynote address.

1 comment:

  1. I'll be a panel speaker this year, as well, if anyone is keen on watching (Ben)

    The World at Your Fingertips: The Art of Book Acquisitions
    LEO VINCENT (Director, Advance Library Services Pte Ltd), BENJAMIN FARR (Librarian), PANNA KANTILAL (Librarian)

    Libraries are repositories of knowledge, making librarians all-powerful gatekeepers who choose what books will be added to that collection of knowledge. When acquiring books, what does a librarian, a library supplier and a bookseller has in common. What decides which books are chosen? Find out all this and more in this discussion panel so that you know what sells.