We launched Yusof Gajah's latest book, 'Elephabet - Amazing Activity Book' at Kinokuniya, KLCC on Sunday 13 Dec 09. The crowd started coming before the scheduled time and Daphne Lee, our coordinator, kept the children occupied. Yusof and Zakiah arrived on the dot! Soon Yusof was showing the eager children how to draw and engaging them by getting them to draw as well. The four best drawings received the Elephabet Magnetic Pad while consolation prizes were the Elephabet stickers. Everyone enjoyed themselves, not least Yusof himself!
This is an email from Jade Yong, National Book Development Council of Singapore. They have been very active and really working hard to promote books in Singapore and Asia. I have attended several of their workshops and events and they are really good and worth attending. I am definitely going for the Asian Festival of Children's Content in May 2010!
Hi, I am writing to you on behalf of the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS or Book Council in short) - a nonprofit charitable organisation set up in 1969, to get your support for the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC). The first conference will be held in Singapore from 6 to 9 May 2010. We are expecting about 300 to 400 delegates from all over Asia, Australia and New Zealand, North America and Europe to attend the event.
NBDCS has been organising the Asian Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference (ACWIC) for the past 10 years and this time will take the lead and launch the inaugural AFCC. The conference will feature new programmes, including the Asian Children's Media Market, Children's Book Award, Children's Writers Award as well as workshops and master classes.
The goals of the Asian Festival of Children's Content are to:
· Develop the writing and the illustrating of Children's stories and content.
· Promote publishing of Asian content.
· Provide the world with access to such material created in Asia. We hope we would be able to get your support on this by helping to promote AFCC in your country and on your website or perhaps put a link to it. The link is: http://www.bookcouncil.sg/newsletters/afcc/eflyer.html.
Regards; Jade Yong
National Book Development Council of Singapore
DID: 65 6848 8292 Fax: 65 6742 9466 W: www.bookcouncil.sg NBDCS is a non-profit organisation that promotes storytelling, reading, writing and publishing through a variety of interesting and innovative programmes.