Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Librarian Writes

Apart from the blogging breakthrough of 2009, it is in the field of writing where I started establishing a firm footing.

After a long hiatus from print publishing, I got back to writing feature articles in magazines. There's this one groundbreaking (at least to me) cover story I wrote last year for Summit's Star Teacher Magazine.

The experience was so remarkable because I had the honor to have interviewed four fantastic teachers who were responsible for building and developing the training program of Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation's Teacher Training Workshop. It was, for me, a very insightful encounter as they shared life lessons acquired through years of teaching. Dali Soriano, Ting Villamor, Pat Jardiniano and Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz are all top notch teachers whose legacy as reading advocates are imprinted forever in SAS's Read-a-thon program. This program has been implemented in more than a thousand public schools in the country. In case you want to read more about it and the "fab four" who dreamed and wove this ground roots reading initiative, try visiting the magazines website. Subscription is very affordable besides.

Another writing opportunity that came my way last year was the book project that Dianne de Las Casas and I concocted over Skype. By October of 2009, the contract was prepared, sealed then delivered last month. I'm sending it back with my signatures. This means that the project is in full swing!

Now, it's time to get organized. Write! Write! Write!


vonjobi said...

congrats! too bad the SAS website hasn't been updated in a long time...

Zarah C. Gagatiga said...

von, thanks. word from the inside: updates on the magazine's online content are in the works :-)

when are you flying back to toronto?

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