Do you think your work makes a difference in children's literature today? Look no further! AFCC 2020’s Call for Papers is Now Open. Be part of a lineup of distinguished speakers at next year’s AFCC! Theme: Voyages We invite you to envision a world filled with possibilities as we traverse boundaries, redefine narratives and discover new truths. Cast your eyes on the theme of “Voyages” and immerse yourself in a world of stories for children and young adults. From new beginnings to uncharted territories, adventures await at AFCC 2020. Submission period: 18 Oct - 30 Nov 2019, 2359h Click on the link in the bio for more information. See you at AFCC 2020!
Highlights of AFCC 2019 With the festival theme of Diversity, it was only apt to portray disabilities with sensitivity in our panel “Portrayal of Special Needs in YA and Children’s Books”. The panelists also had many positive book recommendations to share with the audience! #AFCC2019 #CelebrateDiversity
Highlights of AFCC 2019 We often consider topics such as sexual abuse, depression and illnesses as taboo for children. However, Dealing with Difficult Topics in Children’s Literature explored these topics and how tactfully they are presented to young audiences. It was heartwarming to see over 50 attendees join us for the session. #AFCC2019 #CelebrateDiversity
Highlights of AFCC 2019 Who would have known that editors play such a vital role in shaping children’s perspectives? At Current Trends in the Children’s Book Market, Aparna Kapur emphasized how conscious they are in eradicating tokenism and representing kids of all backgrounds in their stories. The children’s book scene is definitely headed towards a brighter future! #AFCC2019 #CelebrateDiversity
Highlights of AFCC 2019 Do you remember The Pod buzzing with delegates from all over the world? We kick-started the festival with AFCC Launch and Keynote Address featuring renowned speakers such as Sara Sargent, Helen Wang and Mary George. What a sight it was to have over 170 attendees show their support to the celebration of children’s literature! #AFCC2019 #CelebrateDiversity
AFCC made possible! Finally, we thank YOU! Thank you for gracing us with your presence at our programmes and we hope we have enriched you with the best in children's literature from all over Asia. Already missing our programmes at AFCC? Stay tuned next week as we revisit some of the best moments of the festival! #AFCC2019 #CelebrateDiversity