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.
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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.