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Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2012
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Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2012

Organised by: National Book Development Council of Singapore & The Arts House

Date: 26 – 29 May 2012, Sat – Tue

Venue: The Arts House

Registration: singaporebookcouncil.eventbrite.com

Website: www.afcc.com.sg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AFCCSingapore

Synopsis:
The National Book Development Council of Singapore has been organising the highly popular Asian Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference for the past ten years. Leveraging on the success of this event and in partnership with The Arts House, AFCC has emerged as a very popular professional and trade event since 2010. AFCC’s deliberations will impact 1.5 billion children in Asia and their parents the professionals and businesses involved in their development.

AFCC offers a unique occasion for participants to meet, interact, network and find common ground and business opportunities with the entire community of children’s content creators. It is a great place for writers with good content to meet their publishers and producers in all formats and take it to the appropriate consumers both in the region and worldwide

Objectives
1. to develop the writing and illustration of children’s stories and content
2. to promote the publishing of Asian content
3. to provide the world with access to Asian content

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2010
AFCC 2010 was held from 6 to 9 May at The Arts House. The inaugural festival drew the attention of content creators and producers to this vast opportunity. AFCC 2010 also showcased content already available, and promoted new materials that have been produced and published. This benefited writers, illustrators, parents, teachers, librarians and children in Asia and in other parts of the world.

AFCC 2010 attracted 442 participants from 12 countries.

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2011
AFCC 2011 was held from 26 to 28 May at The Arts House with 4 main events:
1. Asian Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference,
2. Asian Children’s Publishers Symposium,
3. Asian Primary and Preschool Teachers Congress
4. Asian Children’s Media Summit – new feature for AFCC 2011

Highlights of AFCC 2011
1. Singapore Children’s Literature Lecture 2011 delivered by Timor Leste’s President José Ramos-Horta
2. 2 awards presentations
- Scholastic Asian Book Award
- Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award.
3. Master Class on Children’s Picture Book
4. All in, 70 sessions were conducted in English.

AFCC 2011 was highly successful with attendance of 608 conference participants from 23 countries.

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2012 is bound to break the previous year’s record with the introduction of new awards, a country focus, specialized language workshops and a greater reach to communities in Asia.


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