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June 5, 2015

Philippine Children’s Book Summit: Umuulan ng Libro

Philippine Children’s Book Summit: Umuulan ng Libro

By Storytelling Philippines

Literary Summit
Book Summit

Philippine Children’s Book Summit
July 21, 2015
Centris EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is hosting a literary summit that will focus on children’s content. Entitled "Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit," it will be a gathering of authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and librarians who are committed to this thriving aspect of the book publishing industry. One of our guest speakers will include winner of the Illustrator’s Award at the 2015 Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Wen Dee Tan. The event will also feature different local children's book publishers.

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Philippine Children’s Book Summit: Umuulan ng Libro
Learn more about Wen Dee Tan (Malaysian illustrator)

"Wen Dee Tan graduated with an MA Children’s Book Illustration course in Cambridge School of Arts, UK. Lili, which she both wrote and illustrated, is her first book. It won third place in the Macmillan Prize 2013, an annual picture book competition organised by Macmillan Children's Books, and is now published by Fat Fox Books. The book's illustrations were also recently awarded first place in the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival for Illustration 2015. Her second book is The Great Dragon Warrior, which she illustrated, published by Epigram Books.

Besides her love for drawing, Wen Dee loves telling stories. She believes good stories should appeal to all ages, not just children. She currently lives in Malaysia, and is hard at work on her next book."

Program Topic includes:
Children's Literature 101 for Librarians and Teachers
Why Adults Should Read Children's Books
Role of the Illustrator in the Bookmaking Process
Panel Discussion with Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
The Asian Children's Book Industry: An Echo Session of the 2015 Asian Festival of Children's Content
Children's Books in Mother Tongue: Publication and Translation
Providing Diverse Content for the Young Filipino Adults and an Introduction to Kabanata Fellows
A New Breed of Filipino Comics
Best Practices in Copyright

Rate for Philippine Children’s Book Summit
Registration fee: Php 600
Students get 50% discount

For more information about the summit:
contact - PBBY at 352-6765 loc. 204
email -

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