Saturday, June 4, 2011

Live Blogging: SCBWI-CCP Conference on Children's Book

The Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is conducting a conference on Children's Book(s). Luminaries in Philippine Children's Literature are present! The whole day session is packed with reading, writing and lecture sessions by Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz, Karina Bolasco, Steve Mooser and Jomike Tejido.

The morning began with a booktalk session presided by SCBWI Officer, Beaulah Pedragosa Taguiwalo. There were a mixture of local and foreign titles talked about. It was great to hear writers speak of their favorite books. My book of choice was The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss. It's by an icon and presents an equalizing idea that feet may come in different shapes, sizes, colors and kinds. But, at the end of the day, what matters is that our feet --all feet, are meant for walking.

After the brief break, Neni Sta. Roman-Cruz started her session on current news and trends in Children's Book cum writing workshop. I like it that she presented all the National Children's Book Award winners. She is fantastic with all the books she presented and how it mirrors the state of the industry today.

We are now to begin the writing exercise!

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