In celebration of the 32nd National Children’s Book Day, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will be holding a summit, entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit,” on July 21, 2015 in Quezon City.
The Philippine Children’s Book Summit will feature international and local speakers who will tackle different vital topics concerning children’s literature in the country. Discussions on the Asian children’s book industry, best practices in copyright, and Filipino comics, among others, will take place. Also attending the event are Malaysian children’s book illustrator Wen Dee Tan and Japanese poet Mariko Nagai.
In addition, the summit will feature a performance by a children’s choir, a book fair, and the awarding of the 2015 PBBY Salanga Writer’s Prize and the 2015 PBBY Alcala Illustrator’s Prize. The summit will also feature different local children’s book publishers.
This summit is open to teachers, students, educators, librarians, publishers, authors and illustrators. The registration fee is PHP600, with students getting a 50% discount. See program below.
For more information about the summit, you may visit the Summit’s Facebook event page (here) or contact the PBBY (02-352-6765 loc. 204 or pbby[at]adarna.com.ph).