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Amy Tan’s joy is in telling stories

GLOBALLY acclaimed novelist Amy Tanmeets the students of International School Manila, where her books are assigned

When Amy Tan was in high school, she wanted to be like the “worldly kids who wore fur coats and smoked.” Tan is the writer of “The Joy Luck Club,” her first book that became an international best seller, and 11 other titles that include two children’s books.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Alex London, storyteller

NO PROXY and good guy London with Xavier student Lee-Chua JAMES ABUAN/CONTRIBUTOR

“I have a confession,” the lanky, bespectacled man on the stage told us. “When I was a kid, I hated books.” The crowd of Grade 8 students in Xavier School’s auditorium gasped collectively.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Free storytelling training set

The Basadours, a dynamic group of volunteer ambassadors for reading and storytelling, are taking a step towards bringing together all reading and storytelling advocates in “Storytelling 101: A Storytelling Training.”

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Basadours to mark National Book Week with storython

Reading advocate group, Basadours, will start the celebration of the National Book Week with “Storython: A storytelling marathon event,” which will gather more than 100 selected schoolchildren in Cebu City on Nov. 23 at the Cebu City Public Library (CCPL).

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Despite closure, Cebu dump still draws children

MEMBERS of  Ate-Kuya Children’s Welfare regularly visit the dump in Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City, to conduct storytelling sessions and feeding activities, and to provide hygiene lessons to the children. Photo by CRIS EVERT LATO

When the clock strikes 5 p.m. on weekdays, Raymond, Christian and John Lloyd drop their schoolbags at home in Cebu City’s Barangay Inayawan and head for the nearby dump to join their pals—John Paul, Martin and Eman—in looking for tin cans, plastic and other items that can be sold to scrap buyers.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »