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AFCC returns for its 14th edition from 25 - 28 May at the National Library Building Singapore

By Singapore Book Council

When and where

Date and time

Thu, 25 May 2023 09:00 - Sun, 28 May 2023 19:00 +08


National Library / Lee Kong Chian Reference Library 100 Victoria Street Singapore, 188064 Singapore

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 days 10 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Early bird ticket sales for AFCC 2023 are now on!

Use the promo code "AFCC2023EB15" to apply the early bird discount before checkout.

The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) returns for its 14th edition as a full in-person event from 25 - 28 May 2023.

We mark the theme "Play!" this year, celebrating the buoyancy and playfulness of children's stories and books. All 4-Day Festival Pass holders will have access to more than 70 sessions over four days, as we feature more than 100 writers and speakers.

Come and be curious, spontaneous and imaginative. Check out these thematic programmes and more!

Play For All: Accessible and inclusive arts programmes

Words that Sing: Programmes on translation, mother tongue and poetry

Colour My Senses: Illustration and storytelling sessions

A.I. Made Me Do It: Talks on A.I., technology and gamification

COF Vietnam: A showcase of the best children's book writers from our Country of Focus VIetnam

Entice your five senses also at the AFCC book fair, snag the latest books and dive into the public programmes. Get to travel round the world through the illustrations at the Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG).

We look forward to seeing you again at AFCC in May!

For more information and programme updates on the festival, please visit


Ticketing Information

1 - DAY PASS (25/26/27/28 MAY)

  • Access to all in-person* sessions for specified ticket day
  • 15% discount to individually ticketed events**
  • 10% discount at AFCC's Official Bookstore, Closetful of Books^
  • 10% discount for all SBC Academy programmes in 2023^

4 - DAY PASS (25 - 28 MAY)

  • Access to conference sessions*, inclusive of workshops
  • Access to Translation Forum and Publishing Forum sessions
  • VOD access to digital sessions post-festival
  • 15% discount to individually ticketed events**
  • 10% discount at AFCC's Official Bookstore, Closetful of Books^
  • 10% discount for all SBC Academy programmes in 2023^

**Inclusive of masterclasses and applicable events as indicated, on the website.

^Discount codes will be sent in the confirmation email after passes are purchased.


For group bookings of five (5) tickets or more, please download the group order form here and submit to


Once sold, tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

About The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC):

AFCC is an annual festival that celebrates and aims to promote the creation, development, and appreciation of quality Asian content for children and young adults. Organised by the Singapore Book Council, the festival comprises presentations, panels, masterclasses, lectures and workshops, for literary practitioners and enthusiasts alike. It is a unique event in Asia that provides an opportunity for academics, writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, distributors, parents, teachers, and librarians to meet, learn, hone their craft, and develop cross-cultural collaborations.

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About the organiser

Singapore Book Council (SBC) is a charity founded in 1968. Its vision is to Build Our Imagine-nation by developing creativity, imagination and original thought through writing, reading, illustrating and storytelling. Its mission is to fulfil this vision through books and literary art events, workshops, and awards, because it all starts with a story.

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