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Asian Literacy Conference 2010
The Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) would like to invite you to the 2010 Asian Literacy Conference on November 3-5, 2010 at the Manila Hotel. With the theme Literacy across Cultures: (Re) Reading Asia, RAP, in cooperation with the International Reading Association (IRA) and the International Development in Asia Committee (IDAC), will bring together teachers and literacy advocates in the region to present papers, do demonstration teachings, and discuss important issues related to the theme. Among the featured speakers in the conference are Dr. Patricia Edwards (IRA President), Dr. Cheah Yin Mee (Society of Reading & Literacy, Singapore), Dr. Serena Diokno (University of the Philippines), and Dr. Allan Bernardo (De la Salle University).
E-mail merlene.alon[at]gmail.com, readingphils2010[at]gmail.com, or melissaalmao[at]yahoo.com to ask for the conference details.
Call for Entries: 2011 PBBY-Salanga Prize
The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2011 PBBY-Salanga Prize. 2011 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal. To commemorate this event, all 2011 PBBY-Salanga entries should be inspired in part or in whole by the life or works of Jose Rizal. Deadline is on November 15, 2010. Read the complete contest guidelines here.
National Conference on Poetry in Filipino
The very first National Conference on Poetry in Filipino will be held on November 25 to 26 in Manila. The two-day conference aims to gather poets, critics, and teachers of poetry to discuss relevant issue of writing, reading, and teaching poetry in the Philippines.
The conference is endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd), and Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF). It is organized by Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA), the premier group of poets writing in Filipino. For further information, coordinate with Eva Cadiz through 9818500 loc. 2117, 0927-9245242, or gondour03[at]gmail.com.