First day is nearly over for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content here in steamy Singapore in the beautiful Arts House. So what was done today:… Delightful passionate keynotes, two talks by me Writing Across Borderstaking Asian content to the world (which was supposed to be a co-presentation but my co-presenter was ill so a 15 minute talk ended up being 55 minutes of me … the folks didn’t seem to mind) and then an arvo talk on Writing non-fiction for schools using some aussie examples of course! And then tonight was dinner with the SCBWI members who are also attending the conference.
In between there was for me :… an interview with Akshita Nanda from the Straits Times (I hope I didn’t tooooo much); a chat with Andrea Pasion-Flores (Exec. Dir. of the Philippines National Book Development Board); a little bit of room finding … a long story but I was sent to another hotel last night (but i came back to an upgrade!); heaps of meets and greets and lots of business card swapping (hope I brought enough over with me); and then finishing off with a skype chat to the wonderful Mark McVeigh in the USA — he was just starting the work day as I start to unwind here. He has a new webinar starting soon — Characterization in Middle Grade Fiction (more on that one real soon).
Of course I did miss talking to my B … she was supping with the neighbours. That’s enough for one day …. Here come the happy snaps:
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]