“Isyu sa Kuwento, Kuwento sa Likod ng Isyu” to tackle sensitive topics in children’s literature

To increase appreciation for local books which tackle topics and issues (often or long) considered taboo in reading fare for the young, the UP Reading Education Area in partnership with the National Book Development Board is inviting everyone to “Isyu sa Kuwento, Kuwento sa Likod ng Isyu: A Forum on Sensitive Topics in Children’s Literature. It will be held on 14 November 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Benitez Theater of the UP College of Education. 


7:30-8:00         Registration

8:00-8:30         National Anthem

                             Opening Remarks: NBDB               

8:30-10:30       Children in “Different” Families:

                             Jeanette Patindol (“Papa’s House, Mama’s House”)

                             Bernadette Neri (“Ang Ikaklit sa aming Hardin”)

                             Eugene Evasco (“Federico”) 

10:30-11:15     Reactions: Dr. Lina Diaz De Rivera

                                                Michael Jude Tumamac 

11:15-12:00     Open Forum 

12:00-1:30       Break 

1:30-3:30         Children in “Unique” Situations:

                           Mary Ann Floresta (“War Makes Me Sad”)

                           Russell Molina (“Tuwing Sabado”)

                           Augie Rivera (“Ang Lihim ni Lea”) 

3:30-4:15         Reactions: Prof. Heidi Emily Abad

                                                 Jerson Capuyan 

4:15-5:00         Open Forum


5:00-5:30         Closing Remarks: EDR

                             UP Naming Mahal


Registration fees are PhP 300 (half-day) and PhP 500 (whole day). To pre-register, go to http://bit.ly/isyusakuwento.

Participating publishers and exhibitors are Adarna, Anvil, Lampara, OMF-Hiyas and LG&M-Vibal.