Friday, November 13, 2009

Too busy to blog, but then again...

I'm squeezing this in between break as I am still in Santiago, Isabela at the Grade School unit of the University of La Sallete. It's the second day of accreditation and in ten minuutes, we will begin our wrap-up reporting. These news are too important to miss because it shows how things are coming along in Philippine Children's Literature.

Firts in the list --

On its 18th year, Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang I.N.K.) presents its annual exhibit for 2009, entitled “ForeveRENEver,” a tribute to the late children’s writer Rene O. Villanueva, whose literature has showcased I.N.K. illustrators’ works for several decades now.

Ang I.N.K. pays tribute to one of the most celebrated figures in the landscape of Filipino children’s books with a showcase of more than 30 works that bring to life Rene’s never-been-illustrated literature!

Join Ang I.N.K. in honoring the memory of Rene O. Villanueva, and in ensuring that his legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of future generations of Filipino readers.

It's a personal invite I got from Ang INK's Joel Chua. I hope I can make it on November 19, 2009 being the current president of PBBY.

Next in the list --

KUTING & Crucible Gallery's Launch of Growing Up With Philippine Art

And then, this big news for Cacho Publishing and Filipina writer Candy Quimpo-Gourlay --

Former Philippine Daily Inquirer journalist Candy Quimpo Gourlay this week sold her novel TALL STORY to David Fickling Books (DFB), joining a prestigious list that includes John Boyne (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) and Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass). DFB praises the book as an outstanding and highly original novel.

Candy, who lives in London, however reserved Philippine publication rights for publisher Ramon Sunico in the Philippines. Sunico is the manager of Cacho Publishing House, which has pioneered in bringing teen fiction to the Philippine publishing scene.

Philippine Children's Litertaure is busy and buzzing!


Santoz said...

Nice blog ..

deped teacher said...

Ayooooo. can you please change the title of the link from an essay writing to essay writing only. Your link is not recorded but the title is wrong and they notice it.


Zarah C. Gagatiga said...

santoz - thanks!

deped teacher - made the change :-)

blooey said...

Hi Ms. Zarah! Hope you can join us on the opening night of FOReveRENEver!

Zarah C. Gagatiga said...

i hope so too. it would all depend on some family and mothering duties. sana matapos by wednesday para makapunta ako sa opening :-)

Anonymous said...

hey, zarah, thanks for posting about me.

wow, what a fabulous blog! isn't it incredible news? librarians are my favourite people and my best memories of school are of the library and our lovely librarian in STC QC.

Anonymous said...

It was certainly interesting for me to read the blog. Thanks the author for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to this matter. BTW, try to add some photos :).

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