Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Silver Lining On Philippine Children's Literature

The PBBY is celebrating its silver anniversary with a host of activities for children’s literature enthusiasts:

National Children’s Book Day Ceremonies/
Awarding of the 2008 PBBY-Salanga & 2008 PBBY-Alcala Prizes
July 15, Cultural Center of the Philippines

The annual ceremonies celebrating National Children’s Book Day, in commemoration of the publication of Jose Rizal’s Monkey and the Turtle in Trubner’s Oriental, shall once again happen at the CCP. The ceremonies include the announcement of new books coming out in 2008, courtesy of the country’s leading children’s book publishers; the awarding of this year’s Salanga and Alcala; and, the induction of new PBBY members.

25 Best-Loved Children’s Book Characters Exhibit
July 15-22, Atrium, CCP
September 12-16, SMX

After surveying hundreds of Filipino children, here is an exhibit of life-size sculptures of the 25 best-loved children’s book characters. The sculptures are done by members of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang InK).

PBBY-NBDB Salaysayan 2008
Eliminations:1-5 pm, September 14, MIBF Stage Area, SMX
Grand Finals: 1-3 pm, September 16, MIBF Stage Area, SMX

Open to both professional and amateur storytellers, Salaysayan is a storytelling contest which aims to promote a love for reading and a return to our oral tradition. Salaysayan is a joint undertaking between PBBY, National Book Development Board (NBDB) and Alitaptap Storytellers Philippines.

25 Author Visits

Throughout the year, 25 schools will be visited by their favorite children’s book authors. The visits are a joint project between PBBY and the members of Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (Kuting).

Museo Pambata Activities
July, Museo Pambata

To celebrate our silver year, Museo Pambata has lined up the following activities: Pop Stories Exhibit; an opinion corner for child visitors; a book donation corner; and a cosplay day where people can dress up as their favorite children’s book characters!

Workshops at the Manila International Book Fair
September 13-15, SMX Function Rooms
The PBBY offers the following workshops at SMX during the Manila International Book Fair:

A Thumbnail History of Children’s Literature in the Philippines
A lecture to be delivered by Prof. Lina Diaz de Rivera
9-12 noon, September 13, Meeting Room 8, SMX

25 Ways to Entice Children with Stories
A workshop on storytelling; Facilitator: Manolo Silayan
1-4 pm, September 13, Meeting Room 8, SMX

Library Magic
-25 Steps to Building a Mobile Library
-25 Ways to Survive and Thrive: Managing Change in Libraries
-Setting Up Children’s Libraries
Facilitators: Nina-Lim Yuson, Zarah Gagatiga, PLAI
9-5 pm, September 13, Meeting Room 9, SMX

Tong Tong Tong: Tinig, Tunog, at Talino ng Tulang Pambata
Facilitator: c/o Linangan ng Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA)
9-12 noon,September 14, Meeting Room 9, SMX

Creating Effective Visuals for Children’s Books
Facilitator: Totet de Jesus
1-4 pm, September 14, Meeting Room 9, SMX

Reading, Responding and Reviewing
A workshop on reviewing children’s literature; Facilitator: Neni Sta.Romana-Cruz
1-4 pm, September 15, Meeting Room 9, SMX

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