Saturday, February 26, 2011

My First Author Visit @ Miriam College Grade School

 My first author visit at Miriam College Grade School was sponsored by Anvil Publishing House. I have an essay that landed in Elbert Or's After the Storm published by Anvil last year (2010). I included the book in the show-tell part of the talk. I told a story also, from Tales From the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk stories and shared about the writing process to the grade four students. I had three batches of 140 grade four gilrs!

The banner that Miriam College GS Dept. prepared for my welcome!

I gave writing activities too for the girls. Got great feedback from Ms. Monette Basco, Reading Coordinator. Best of all, from the girls because many lined up after for my autograph. I could not believe I was signing their journals and notebooks!

Of course I was nervous at the start! Who wouldn't be? But it turned out really great because the girls were able to write drafts of a possible short story that they can work on later.

This is what I love best -- telling stories! Writing is not easy work, really but I look forward to my next author visit. It is such a joy to be with kids who are interested to listen, dream, write and share stories.


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Mam Zara ang galing mo talaga keep up the good work. I hope maraming estudyante na ma inspire mo in the future. Congratulations po.

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