This article, first published in Cynsations, discusses the 2013 Asian Festival of Children’s Content held in Singapore in May. This is a festival that anyone interested in children’s books and publishing in the Asian region needs to attend and I am thrilled to be a member of the board of this festival.
The end of May is the time to be in Singapore for any writer or illustrator of children’s books. Why? Because the weather is hot, dry and summery (with just the possibility of a brief shower), there is glorious food to be sampled (especially in the open air food malls), great shopping to be undertaken and even more importantly the end of May is the time when the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is up and running. Hosted by the National Book Development Board of Singapore (NBDB) AFCC is a conference for those book creators who are just starting out as well as for those who are well established in the genre. The Asia Pacific region is a huge and growing region for quality English language children’s books so it is vital to know what is happening with books and publishing in this part of the world.
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 […]