Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)
Suzy Lee is going to partcipate in AFCC in Singapore. She has two events below:
Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference
28-29 May 2012
Programme Directors: Dr Myra Garces-Bacsal and Dr Nancy Johnson, Singapore
Do you write stories or create illustrations for picture books? Are you a publisher or literary agent looking for the hottest trends in YA novels? ACWIC is the place to be, to network and do business with publishing professionals, from first-time authors to seasoned editors.
29 May 2012 2.15pm – 2.45pm
Keynote 3: Across Borders – Picture Books for All
Presenter: Suzy Lee, Illustrator, Korea/Singapore
In this presentation, Suzy Lee explores the notion of the border between fantasy and reality (as depicted in her award-winning series of wordless picture books, The Border Trilogy), the borders of image and text, the borders between children and grown-ups and the universality of picture books across borders.
Join the AFCC 2012’s Masterclasses and get this fantastic opportunity to take a peek into the wit, wonder and wisdom of some of the most celebrated experts in children’s literature today.
Whether you are just beginning the path towards publication, or are already well-established, the specialised language workshops and masterclasses offer an invaluable guide to the craft of writing and illustrating children’s book.
30 May / 10.00am – 6.00pm / Living Room
Illustrating Picture Books
by Marjorie van Heerdan, Author/Illustrator, South Africa, and Suzy Lee, Illustrator, Korea/Singapore
Marjorie and Suzy will examine the interplay of image and narrative in the construction of the picture book giving specific attention to compositional techniques, developing one’s personal style, and the creative process in illustrating text, through both exploring exemplars and sharing their own rich experience from an African and Asian perspective. The difference between an illustrated book as opposed to a true picture book will be detailed as well as the importance of the picture book for an older audience. They too will share their own negotiations of the marketplace with handy hints for getting work “out there.”