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Klasrum Adarna is our informal education program for both children adults working with children. All of our workshops aim to make a child’s reading experience more fun, proving that there are meaningful ways to use literature as a teaching and learning aid.

2020 Klasrum Adarna Kids

Introducing Klasrum Adarna Kids, a series of summer workshops this 2020!

Depending on their age, kids can experience creating stories, characters, comics, and the process of making a picture book! These workshops aim to unleash the child’s creative potential, hone artistic skills, build self-confidence, and help participants make new friends.

All workshops will be held at Piedras Platas Workshop Room, Adarna 2, 109 Scout Fernandez corner Scout Torillo Streets, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City.

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Sign up now via For inquiries, email alex[at], call +632 8352 6765 or send a message to

We have listed the most common inquiries regarding Klasrum Adarna Kids below. Please read through these carefully before sending us an inquiry.

Frequently Asked Questions 

My child is new to the topic. Will he/she be able to follow?
Yes. The workshops are designed for beginners, but an interest in the topic will help the child have a more fruitful experience.

My child is younger/older than the ages specified for the workshop. Can he/she join?
No. To help our facilitator manage the class well for a more productive workshop, we are minimizing the age range of participants.

My child has special needs. Can he/she join?
Yes. However, our facilitators are not professionally trained to teach children with special needs. For best outcomes, we will require that the child be accompanied by a parent/guardian who is familiar with the child’s needs.

I’ve registered my child, what will he/she need to bring?
Should participants need to bring any materials, we will make sure that these are easily sourced and we will provide a list at least one week before the start of the workshop.

Do we need to complete all the days in the workshop?
No, but we recommend attending all the sessions to make the most out of the class. Some workshops may also guide participants through the steps of creating output, so missing out on a session might put unwanted pressure on the child to complete a project.

Can the guardian/parents stay in the workshop area?
Companions are required to stay in the hall beside the workshop area or at the bookshop while they wait for the kids. However, guardians/parents of children with special needs are required to shadow their kids during the workshop.

Will Adarna House provide snacks for the participants?
No. Adarna House will not provide snacks but participants are encouraged to bring their own. There will be a water dispenser in the workshop area so personal water containers will be helpful.

Are walk-ins allowed?
No. Adarna House will be preparing materials ahead of time, so we will need participants to be preregistered. 

Will there be a graduation/recognition ceremony at the end of the workshop?
Yes. The very last part of the workshop will be an awarding of certificates and a simple presentation of the participants’ output.

How do I fulfill payment?
Bank deposit details will be provided upon completion of the sign-up form. (

How do I avail of the early bird rates?
To avail early bird rates, email an image of the deposit at least one month before the start of the workshop. 

Can I pay just part of the workshop fee for now to confirm my slot?
Slots are confirmed upon full payment on a first-come, first-served basis. Filling up the sign-up form ( will reserve your slot. When our sign-ups are full, we will ask whether we should continue holding your reservation or if we can give your slot away to new sign-ups. We might impose an earlier payment deadline in this instance.

My kid can’t join the workshop anymore but I already paid in full. Can I get a refund?
A full refund will be given in instances of cancellations at least ten (10) working days before the start of the workshop. No refunds, partial or in full, will be provided otherwise.



1. Participants are not allowed to leave the premises of Adarna House during the sessions. Participants will be staying inside Adarna House’s premises.

2. The workshop will push through only if there are 10 confirmed attendees. We will inform you in advance if the workshop is canceled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the workshop will take place.

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Sixty Six Book 2 arrives at Secret HQ!

The much-awaited sequel to the graphic novel Sixty Six is finally here!


Join us as we launch Sixty Six Book 2 created by Russell Molina and Mikey Marchan on February 15, 2020, 6 PM-9 PM, at Secret HQ, Poblacion, Makati.

Get a chance to win a signed copy of Sixty Six Book 2 this Saturday at the book launch at Secret HQ! Preregister now at

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Russell and Mikey will also hold workshops from 3 PM till 5 PM, for a registration fee of PHP500. You may also preregister at

This book launch is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but, preregistered guests will be included in a raffle for a free copy of the book.

For inquiries, email us at

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Klasrum Adarna: Upcoming workshops

Klasrum Adarna is our informal education program for teachers, parents, and child advocates. Designed for participants in Senior High or older, these workshops aim to make a child’s learning experience more fun and relevant. All workshops will be held at Piedras Platas Workshop Room, Adarna 2, 109 Scout Fernandez corner Scout Torillo Streets, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City. (Click here for the location map.)


On workshop days, participants will be able to purchase books from the Adarna House bookshop at a 20% discount.

Sign up now via For inquiries, email alex[at], call +632 8352 6765, or send a message to



Pagtuturo ng Filipino ng Baitang 4-6 sa Ika-21 na Siglo
Facilitator:  Nico Fos
Schedule: February 15 (Saturday), 8AM-5PM
Rates: PHP1,100 (regular) / PHP900 (early bird)

Ang workshop na ito ay tatalakay sa iba’t ibang paraan at istratehiya sa pagtuturo ng Filipino sa ika-21 na siglo gamit ang awtentikong panitikan, radikal na mga akda at technology tools upang mas maging makabuluhan, epektibo, at inklusibo ang pagtuturo nito.


Writing Stories for Young Readers
Facilitator: Ergoe Tinio
Schedule: February 22 (Saturday), 9AM-4PM
Rates: PHP1,300 (regular) / PHP1,000 (early bird)

This Klasrum Adarna session is designed for aspiring writers currently in Senior High or older. A whole-day workshop on the basics of writing short stories for children, it will focus on helping participants conceptualize character/s and plot. Discussions will revolve around the different kinds of stories for children, narrative devices and structures, and top tips on writing for kids.

This workshop will be facilitated by Ergoe Tinio, Marketing Officer and project editor of Adarna House. She is the author of Salusalo para kay Kuya, which was recognized with a 2016 National Children’s Book Award (Best Reads for Kids) and won the 2013 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Prize for Literature, 3rd Prize – Short Story for Children (Filipino Category).


Editing Manuscripts for Children’s Books

Facilitator: Kata Garcia
Schedule: February 28 (Friday), 2-5PM
Rates: PHP750 (regular) / PHP500 (early bird)

Know how a children’s literature editor works with a writer to create a solid draft. Learn how to fix thin plotlines, underdeveloped characters, and even flat dialogues!

Kata Garcia reads and edits books for children and young adults as the Senior Writer / Researcher of Adarna House. She is also the author of My Family (Adarna House, 2018) and of a few zines available online.

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Adarna Talks: Making Reading a Lasting Habit

Calling all parents and reading advocates 📢


Make your home a reading-friendly environment for children and learn from a reading expert, Teacher Raissa Calunsag of the Learning Library, about the habits that help raise lifelong readers.

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November 16, 2019 | 4 PM–6 PM
The Forum, Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street

The registration fee is Php 500. To preregister, visit

For inquiries, email us at

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Adarna House, the first and one of the largest publishers of children’s books in the Philippines, is now accepting applications to the 2019 Barláya Writers’ Workshop for Intermediate and Young Adult Literature.

BARLÁYA is a comprehensive workshop for crafting and developing books of intermediate and young adult writers in the Philippines.

The workshop is open to any Filipino citizen aged 18 years or older, and willing to attend monthly learning and writing sessions in Metro Manila. Accepted fellows are expected to attend ALL the sessions which will last from April to September 2019.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Application form (to be downloaded here)
  2. Two (2) chapters of the novel-in-progress
  3. Outline or overview of the chapters
  4. Bio-data.

Submissions must be in hard copy, 1.5 space, Times New Roman 12 with 1-inch margins on short bond paper.

Submissions may be in either English or Filipino.

All submissions must be addressed and delivered to

Ani Almario / Barlaya Workshop
Adarna House
109 Scout Fernandez St
cor Scout Torillo St,
Brgy Sacred Heart
Quezon City 1103

Deadline of submission is on March 22, 2019.

For further queries, you may call e-mail jonnel[at]


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6th International and 48th National RAP Conference

The Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP), in partnership with Department of English and Department of Literature of the University of Santo Tomas, invites all teachers and reading advocates to the 6th International and 48th National RAP Conference with the theme Literacy Towards Civility.

All plenary sessions and research presentations will focus on Preservation of Heritage, Literacy Advocacy, Tolerance in the Midst of Diversity, Respectful Reading Education, Literacy for Social Change, Informed Decision Making, Critical Reading of Mass Media, and Ethics in Social Media.

The conference is happening on August 2-4, 2018 at the TARC Auditorium of University of Santo Tomas, Manila.

See the DepEd Memo here. For inquiries and registration, please email or contact:

Dr. Rosalyn G. Mirasol
Conference Director / 09150490370

Reading Association of the Philippines is an affiliate of International Literacy Association (formerly International Reading Association) in Delaware and was the first Southeast Asian organization listed.

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ABRIL 16: libreng seminar para sa day care workers

Inaanyayahan namin ang mga day care at early childhood development worker na dumalo sa Klasrum Adarna, isang programa para sa patuloy na edukasyon ng mga guro, magulang, o sinumang may mahalagang papel sa pagkatuto ng bata.

Nakatuon sa Pagtuturo Gamit ang Kuwento at Laro, tatalakayin sa Klasrum na ito ang mga paghahanda at kasanayang kailangang gawin sa storytelling, at kung paano maitatawid ang mga kuwento tungo sa mga gawaing makatutulong sa pagtuturo ng mga paksa sa klasrum. Isang libreng seminar (kasama ang tanghalian at sertipiko), gaganapin ito nang 16 Abril 2018 (Lunes) mula 8:00 NU hanggang 5:00 NH sa Baguio City.

Mayroong 100 puwestong pangkalahok at pupunan namin ang mga ito ayon sa pagdating ng mga pagpapatala. Hanggang dalawang (2) kinatawan lamang ang maaaring ipadala ng bawat institusyon. Narito ang mga detalye upang makalahok:

  1. Isulat ang mga sumusunod na impormasyon:
    • pangalan ng kinabibilangang social welfare development office (SWDO)
    • buong pangalan ng [mga] ipadadalang kalahok
    • personal na mobile number at e-mail address ng BAWAT kalahok
  2. Ipadala ang kumpletong impormasyon sa o sa +63 927 382 4716.
  3. Hintayin at itago ang kumpirmasyong ipadadala sa mobile number at/o email address ng kalahok. Kasama sa kumpirmasyong ito ang pangalan at adres ng mangyayaring seminar.
  4. Hindi makalalahok ang mga hindi nakapagpatala o nakapagbigay ng kumpletong impormasyon.
  5. Ang huling araw ng pagpapatala ay 10 Abril 2018 (Martes).

Kung mayroong katanungan, mangyari lamang na makipag-alam sa mga nabanggit na ugnayan o sa +63 2 352 6765 local 119.



Batikang storyteller si Dyali Justo at isa ring tagapagsanay sa nasabing larangan. Isang freelance workshop facilitator, guro siya sa isang pampublikong paaralan at may mahigit nang 20 taon sa pagtuturo. Matagal na siyang nagkukuwento para sa Inquirer Read Along Program at Adarna House.

Si Myra Sepe ay isang humanitarian and development aid worker na nagsanay ng kaniyang propesyon bilang guro sa elementarya sa loob ng 9 na taon. Kasalukuyan siyang freelance book-based storyteller at workshop facilitator para sa Adarna House at para sa iba pang NGO na may programa para sa kabataan.

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