THE 2020 EDITION OF THE AKADA CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL GOES VIRTUAL
The 2020 Akada Children’s Book Festival will be delivering its usual yearly nuggets for children but this time, virtually.
The 2020 Akada Children’s Book Festival (ACBF) is a showcase of children’s books written by African authors or books from around the world written for children of diverse cultures. ACBF is arguably the first Nigerian book festival specifically for children (aged 13 and below).
The festival was held for the first-time last year and the British Council hosted it in their Lagos premises. The event was a resounding success attracting over 1,400 attendees.
This year’s event will be held online over 2 days. On the first day, Friday October 30th, there will be professional workshops for children’s book writers, illustrators and publishers. On the second day, Saturday October 31st there will be author book readings; fun workshops for children; insightful sessions for parents and teachers.
HOW WILL THE ACBF WORK? All the sessions for children, parents and teachers are free but registration is required. Here are some highlights of the festival:
Author-led book readings
Free information forums for parents and teachers
Free interactive and engaging mini workshops for children
Paid professional workshops for writers, illustrators and publishers
MORE ABOUT THE PAID FRIDAY WORKSHOPS The paid professional workshops take place on Friday October 30th. These workshops are divided into three streams:
Entrance to all the sessions on Saturday October 31, 2020 is free. All you need to do is register. Click the button below to register now.
MINI WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN • 10 Amazing Facts From The Child’s Right’s Act • No, You Can’t Have My Password • I Like Me
WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS • Raising Moneywise Children • Million Dollar Baby: Recognising and Nurturing Talented Children • From Larvae to Butterfly • Developing Emotional Intelligence in Children
The facilitators for all the workshops are authors with books relating to the subject matter and thought leaders from the publishing, entertainment, digital media, fitness, parenting and education space.