Report back: the iCreate Conference 2015 at SAS Fri Jan 23 – Sat Jan 24

The Singapore American School librarians hosted a next-generation version of their annual children’s literature conference — now called iCreate (#iCreate2015).  In addition to bringing in four award-winning authors/illustrators from the US, who each did keynotes and break-out sessions, they added extra speakers on the Friday evening and workshops on the Saturday afternoon, focusing on the…

New Year update – looking back and forward

If you missed the Dec 10th talk at AISS by Prof. Scott Nicholson on gamification in libraries (see announcement here), then you can get a very good idea of what was covered, with links to all the resources Scott mentioned, on Nadine Bailey’s blog — read her summary here.  Many thanks, Nadine! There are several…

AFCC Author Visits via Closetful of Books — Denise Tan

Denise Tan, formerly of Bookaburra, has started her own business called Closetful of Books. She’s arranging authors visits to schools for the upcoming AFCC (Asian Festival of Children’s Literature) in May.  See list of authors (PDF) here — they’re available May 26-30 and June 4-6.

Singapore Writers Festival / Words Go Round

  Singapore Writers Festival is on this coming week – with mainly authors for adults. Words Go Round – an annual event where author events are organized for students. Note:  Ray Mathur (UK) and Kate Forsyth (Australia) are part of the next one, in March. Bookings open 18 November.

School visits by local authors available through APD.

Our friends at APD have advised that they have local children’s authors available for school visits at no charge. What an opportunity!One such author is Maranna Chan, creator of the Triple Nine Sleuths series. Triple Nine Sleuths is targeted at upper primary to lower secondary students (ages 10-14).  The series follows the adventures of Secondary One students Corey,…

Possible Storyteller Visit: Courtney Campbell

Homepage:  http://www.courtneycampbell.com Click here for brochures, price information, etc. about Courtney Campbell. Courtney is already booked to perform at some international schools in KL and HK — and is interested in stopping over in Singapore. Dear Singapore International School Librarians,I’m a singer/songwriter, storyteller/writer.  I’ve been performing in international schools world-wide for many years.  I’m going…

Possible Author Visit: Susanne Gervay

Read below about another author who will be in town at the end of the month for the AFCC.  Please contact her if you’d like to arrange a visit — or meet her at AFCC.  I am an  Australian author, Susanne Gervay, who will be in Singapore to speak at Asian festival of Children’s Literature…

Holly Thompson available for school visits May 30, 31

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Holly Thompson <hatbooks@gmail.com> wrote: Hi Katie, I hope all is well with you. I’m sorting out my plans for Singapore and AFCC and I’m wondering if you could share the following announcement with librarians in Singapore. I’m available for two days of school visits on May 30…

Coming in May: Asian Festival of Children’s Content

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…

Authors in town: Words go Round

Want to have an author visit?  The Singapore Writers Festival — Words Go Round — is an annual event which brings authors into schools.  Very cost-effective.  Last year we had James Roy, Jack Heath, and Garth Nix.  This year we are going for John Boyne, Minfong Ho, etc. Go to the website for more information….