Creative Kid Thursday – Meet the Kids of the 2013 AFCC Children, Speak up! Panel

23 May


The 2013 Asian Festival of Children’s Content starts next week on May 25th in Singapore. The goal of the conference is to bring “together content creators and producers with parents, teachers, librarians and anyone interested in quality Asian content for children around the world.” Click HERE to go to the official website to learn more.

As part of the AFCC, on the 28th of May 2013, 530-630 pm at the Visitors’ Briefing Room of the Central Public Library there will be a panel of experts gathered to talk about children’s books. Who are these ultimate experts?!?

KIDS of course!


Photo credit to Myka Aaviela, Dr. Myra Garces-Bacsal’s 11-year-old daughter

Here is a video introducing the kids of the Children, Speak Up! Panel. I hope you enjoy meeting them! I know I will because I have been invited to take part in the panel via Skype! I think it is great that the organizers of the AFCC want to hear from kids!

To learn more about AFCC and the featured speakers, please visit Dr. Myra Garces Bacsal’s blog, Gathering Books HERE.

28 Responses to “Creative Kid Thursday – Meet the Kids of the 2013 AFCC Children, Speak up! Panel”

  1. timothydavis229 May 23, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Another great post from you, Erik. This contest looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us. ~ Mr. Davis


  2. stanleyandkatrina May 23, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    Wonderful post. We can’t wait to hear how it goes. Congratulations on being a panel member, too!


  3. The Story Reading Ape May 23, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    This article was just too good NOT to reblog 🙂


  4. The Story Reading Ape May 23, 2013 at 7:17 am #


    I LOVE this article, so I’ve reblogged it 🙂


  5. Myra GB May 23, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    Looking forward to ‘meeting’ you Erik! 🙂


  6. Joanna May 23, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    This panel is going to be so much fun, I can’t wait to hear how it goes. I am so glad Dr Bascal has you involved.


  7. laurimeyers May 23, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    Skype-ing to Singapore?! Very cool Erik. Very very.


  8. kandykayscaramuzzo May 23, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Wow! Don’t forget to eat your mangos to keep your mind alert!


  9. Patricia Tilton May 23, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Erik you are going to have so much fun participating in this panel. And I know you’ll have a lot to enter. Quite a privilege to be invited by Dr. Bascal. Will look forward to your comments about the event. Such a great conference.


  10. Michelle Isenhoff May 23, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I love your Creative Kids posts, Erik. Very cool thing to be a part of.


  11. Catherine Johnson May 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    It’s going to be wonderful, Erik. Great video.


  12. Niamh Clune May 27, 2013 at 5:15 am #

    Brilliant children, brilliant video. Thank so much for introducing these children to us!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 28, 2013 at 5:43 am #

      I’m Skyping to Singapore this morning! I can’t wait! They seem like a great bunch of kids!


  13. Myra GB May 28, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    Erik! I feel so bad that the video didn’t work out as well as we had hoped, but we heard you just fine, and the entire audience was AWED by your wonderful replies, your intelligent comments, your insightful responses. You are such an inspiration, dear. Vivian Kirkfield was there throughout the session and we were both beaming with pride because we know just how much hard work you put into your blogging and how thoughtful and reflective you are in everything that you do. We are so privileged to have you with us even for just a few minutes, Erik. I hope that our Skype didn’t disrupt your sleeping patterns that much. We were thrilled! 🙂 The room was packed – standing room only kind of packed. Congratulations, dear!



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