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Read-Along Festival set Nov. 28-29 in UP-Diliman

/ 05:08 AM November 23, 2011

The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Read-Along program will hold the first-ever Read-Along Festival on November 28-29 at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center inside the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

Returning Read-Along celebrity storytellers Gary Valenciano, Jon Santos and Cesar Montano will join representatives from the Japanese, Spanish and South African embassies and delegates to the Miss Earth International beauty tilt in leading the roster of special guests who will read in six storytelling segments during the event.

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The Festival, whose theme is “The Filipino Child and the Stories of the World,” will also feature veteran professional storytellers from Alitaptap Storytellers Philippines, Sophia School in Meycauayan, Bulacan and Adarna House.

The Festival aims to bring together children, storytellers, and other like-minded organizations to celebrate the joy of reading. Apart from the storytelling sessions, other activities during the Festival include the Living Museum of Well-Loved Storybook Characters by Sophia School students, a storytelling competition and a seminar for preschool and daycare teachers.

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Books from Adarna House and Vibal Publishing will also be on display on the these dates.

Slots are still available for students who want to join the storytelling sessions, which are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m. on November 28; and from 1 to 2:30 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on November 29. Interested parties may call Margie dela Vega at 8978808 loc 700 or send an email to [email protected]

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