Children’s Literature Lecture

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Children’s Literature Lecture

29 May (Tue)/ 6.45pm – 9.00pm / Chamber

This session is open to all participants and invited guests.

The Singapore Children’s Literature Lecture and Awards Presentation marks the conclusion of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content. Our distinguished speaker is Leonard Marcus, a renowned historian and children’s book critic.

Leonard has been a consultant to the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Book Foundation, All for Kids Foundation, Norman Rockwell Museum, National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, and Book Globe Company Ltd (Japan). He is a member of the national board of the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature and the Mazza Museum national advisory board.*

He currently reviews for The New York Times Book Review, among other publications and writes “Sight Reading”, a regular column on illustrated books for The Horn Book. Leonard is a three-time judge of the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year prize, a standing member of The Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award committee, and was a judge of the 1996 National Book Awards.



6.45pm – 7.00pm


Arrival of Guests


7.00pm – 7.30pm


Singapore Children’s Literature Lecture

Imaginations as Big as the World: The Picture Book Art of Maurice Sendak, Mitsumasa Anno, and Eric Carleby Leonard Marcus


7.30pm – 7.40pm


Presentation: Dramatisation of David Seow’s There’s Soup On My Fly by Act3 International


7.40pm – 7.50pm


Award Presentation for top winners of Young Author Awards


7.50pm – 8.00pm


Award Presentation for Scholastic Asian Book Award 2012


8.00pm – 9.00pm



* the named organisations and awards are based in the US unless otherwise stated.

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