Of course I am writing this post to invite all of you to attend the blogging sessions. =D
The AFCC Seminars are on Monday, May 27, and the first blogging session (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.) is a presentation from Steph Su entitled "Getting the Most Out of Blogging." Steph is a ROCK STAR in the YA book blogging world and you definitely don't want to miss her presentation.
I'm moderating the next blogging session (10:15 - 11:15 a.m.), "Blogging - Today and Tomorrow," a conversation on the future of blogging and the blogging journeys of Steph Su and Candy Gourlay. While Steph is a rock star in the YA book blogging world, Candy is a rock star in the author blogging world and I am honored to be their moderator.
The last blogging session (11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.) is a panel discussion on "Fostering Relationships Within the Blogging Community" with blogging author Vivian Kirkfield, PaperTigers editor Marjorie Coughlan, and book blogger Michelle Chew. I'm particularly excited to listen to Marjorie speak because PaperTigers is one of the most important - if not THE most important - websites on multicultural children's and YA literature.
PROMISE THAT YOU'LL ATTEND THE BLOGGING SESSIONS. =D
The shortlists are up for the inaugural SingTel Asian Picture Book Award, an annual award for an outstanding unpublished picture book with a distinctly Asian theme. Here is the shortlist for SingTel Asian Picture Book Award – Author, and here is the shortlist for SingTel Asian Picture Book Award – Illustrator. Congratulations! :o)
The Indonesian Board on Books for Young People is hosting the 1st Asia and Oceania Regional International Board on Books for Young People Congress - May 23 to 26 in Bali! This inaugural congress is open to all children’s
literature specialists, writers, illustrators, publishers, librarians, storytellers, educators, and promoters, and will focus on how Asia and Oceania regional
stories can play in the world children’s literature market and be used to educate children about respect,
understanding, and tolerance in the global multicultural society.
I hope to attend this congress one year! Who's going? :o)