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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]adarna.com.ph.


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Paging parents!

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Register now for our Storytelling Workshop

Slots are still open for Adarna House’s Storytelling Workshop.  This workshop will be held at Balay Kalinaw in the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on May 16 (Friday).  Participants of this workshop will be trained on the art of narrative performance by Jay Menes, one of Adarna House’s veteran storytellers.  Registration is also still open for the book-making workshop for children.  For registration or inquiry, e-mail ergoe@adarna.com.ph, call 3723548 local 122, or text 0917-3722639.

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1st Book-Making Workshop

Last Friday, twenty-four kids graduated from the first wave of Adarna House’s book-making workshop. Storyteller Kathi Charcos called the kids one by one to present them with their finished projects.

For the four Fridays of April, all 24 participants wrote their own story, and made the illustrations for their narratives, with the help of author May Tobias-Papa and illustrator Hubert Fucio. Last Friday, the kids received their finished books, read the blurbs of their story, and introduced their project to their classmates.

The second run of the book-making workshop starts on May 9, 2008.

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More summer events

Registration now open for 2nd wave of Book-Making Workshop!

Due to continued interest in its Book-Making Workshop, Adarna House will hold a second wave of the Book-Making Workshop. The workshop will be held on the last four Fridays of May from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Adarna House showroom. Limited slots available! For registration and inquiry about this or our other summer programs, e-mail ergoe@adarna.com.ph or call 3723548 local 122.

Raya School Summer Workshops

Let your kids have fun while learning, at the Raya Summer Workshops. The following workshops are offered this summer: experimental dance, poetry, storytelling and art, theatre and art, junior scientists and engineers, as well as cultural field trips. For more information, email info@raya.org.ph, call 3762184 or text 09176287546. All workshops shall be held at the Raya School, 73- A Scout Limbaga Street, Quezon City.

It’s Big Circle Time


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And the plot thickens…

Or so it should, at least when it comes to the projects for our Book Making Workshop, which started with a full house last Friday.

For the first day, author May Tobias-Papa (Estrellita) talked about her book and shared some tips on writing stories. She likened a story to a special dish, with each element — characters, setting, tone, conflict — acting as an important ingredient. She showed the kids how to make a solid character using a character web, and how best to go about making and resolving the main conflict in a story.

With the help of storyteller Kathi Charcos, the kids were guided on a step-by-step process in coming up with the elements of the story, and in writing the narrative itself. Each story was read by May before the kids went home with the author’s advice on how to flesh out their stories’ interesting details.

Same time this week, the kids will return to hear and talk about each other’s stories to further polish their narratives, be equipped with tips on coming up with a title, and (of course!) to have lots of fun in the company of books.

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