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Using Storytelling to Engage: Day 3 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress

Never did I expect when I woke this morning, that by the afternoon I would be on a stage, telling a story about a chicken. Yet that is exactly what happened at The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress at TK Park in Bangkok. In the morning, I attended a session by IBBY Foundation President,… Continue reading Using Storytelling to Engage: Day 3 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress

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Empowering Communities through Books: Day 2 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress

Today was my second day at The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress at TK Park in Bangkok. What an inspiring day! Four parallel sessions ran with talks on many subjects focusing on children’s books. I wish I could have cloned myself to attend every session! However, I am but one person so did what… Continue reading Empowering Communities through Books: Day 2 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress

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Building Bridges with Books: Day 1 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress

Today I was in a room filled with people from all over the world. Yet we all had something in common: a great passion for children’s books. I met writers, illustrators, publishers, storytellers, dreamers and leaders in the children’s book world. We spoke excitedly as we shared our experiences and learnt about children’s books from… Continue reading Building Bridges with Books: Day 1 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress

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5 Things I Learnt Through Studying at a Thai University.

Sawatdee Kha! I’ve spent the last three amazing and slightly exhausting months at Mahidol University in Bangkok. I’ve studied Creative Writing; Comparative Literature: Short Story and the Novel; and Media, Communication, Art and Socio-cultural Perspectives in Southeast Asia, thanks to my New Colombo Plan Scholarship. Here are five things I have learnt through my experience… Continue reading 5 Things I Learnt Through Studying at a Thai University.