International Storytelling Festival

StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore showcases the best of storytelling from Singapore and around the world.Dates: Fri – Sun, 2 – 4 June 2017Venue: The Arts House, Singapore Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House, the festival features a variety of performances including family and adult audience shows, workshops and local commissions…

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.

Summer Red Dot Longlists…. and the AFCC today….

Six of us met on Saturday (Kate B (SAS), Carla (EtonHouse) , Lisa (CIS), and two middle school literacy specialists — Scott from SAS and Angie from UWC Dover) and added quite a few titles to the GoodReads bookshelves. These bookshelves include all the titles on the Listopia lists, but also include ones members suggested…

Professional Development

I’ve just updated our page of professional development links — which you can always check by clicking the Regional PD box in the header. Please let me know if I should add other links. A Special Plug for Learning 2.0 Learning 2.0 will be in Singapore Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12, at our UWCSEA…

Reminder: AFCC at the end of May

Don’t forget to check out the schedule of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC), 25-30 May. Our own Nancy Johnson is the keynote at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 28, 7:30pm – 8:30p. iStory: An Invitation, Challenge, and Dare Story connects us across time, place and culture. It is as ancient as a…

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….

Texts Worth Teaching & The Children’s Literature Conference

It’s not too late! The one-day “Texts Worth Teaching: East Asia” conference at UWCSEA East on Saturday, January 19th — featuring Dr. Kirpal Singh, Robert Yeo, & Holly Thompson. The “SAS Children’s Literature Conference” on February 1 – 3, at the Singapore American School — featuring Chris Crutcher, Kadir Nelson, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, and Deborah…

Texts Worth Teaching: East Asia – Saturday, Jan 19, 2013

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, there will be a one-day mini-conference on East Asian literature for teachers at the Centre for International Education, located on the East campus of UWCSEA. Texts worth Teaching: East Asia is a mini conference for teachers who are familiar with Western writers but who would like to know more about East…

February 1-3: Children’s Lit Conference @SAS

You’ll hear more about this from Nancy Johnson at next week’s meeting, but here is a promotional slideshow about the Children’s Literature Conference at SAS, February 1 – 3, 2013.