Bayong ng Kuting 2016 Meetup at the Finish Line — Status Report 2

Final submissions are in, and 38 made it to the deadline. Not all who submitted their first draft were able to submit their final draft in time for the 30 January 2016 meetup at Third Cup Cafe in Katipunan, but there were also some who finished their manuscript even though they missed the first draft deadline. While most…

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What Happens to a Story After “The End”

So what happens to a story after you write “The End”? 1. You can stop there. Yesterday, you had a vague idea that was trying to claw its way out of your mind. Today, you have a story. That is a big fracking deal. 2. You can share it with your friends and family. 3….

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Every Cat Has A Story

Saturday, 9 January 2016, was the first meet-up to the Bayong ng Kuting writing workshop. 26 of the 70 participants who signed up for the workshop came to meet moderator Mina V. Esguerra and kidlit author and teacher Gabby Lee, who shared best practices for writing children’s stories. The challenge now is to be able to write 1,000…

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Proof of Concept

The first time we had a writing workshop for children was in 2011, when members of Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING) served as individual mentors to nine elementary students from the University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS) over three Saturdays, ultimately resulting in the publication of a chapbook with cover by Gigi Yia and art by Mary…

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