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Every Story is Worth Sharing

Every Story is Worth Sharing

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by JOHN PATRICK A. MAGNO RANARA A SINGLE page from a book holds a thousand thoughts that inspire readers to find their true selves and to overcome the battles they are facing. But stories can only serve that purpose if writers are brave enough to share them. In this year’s Philippine Readers and Writers Festival held from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, ABS-CBN Books prepared “Why the World Needs to Hear Your Story,” an online panel discussion by young authors to help pluck out the seeds of self-doubt from budding writers and push them to wield their pens and write. Writers Binibining Mia, Zarah Louise, Marianne Mencias, and Mica Meñez gathered to give an hour-long talk encouraging up-and-coming writers to unlock stories out of their minds and let the world hear their thoughts. Overcom
Rekindling old reading habits

Rekindling old reading habits

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by JOHN PATRICK MAGNO RANARA There comes a time in a bookworm’s life where they lose the joyful spark of reading. To underscore ways to make time in coming back to reading the books forgotten in their dusty, spiderwebbed shelves or to the ones waiting to be unwrapped from their glossy, plastic prison, literary enthusiasts engaged bookworms in “The Library is Open: How to Get Back into the Habit of Reading Books,” a forum held at Raffles Makati on Aug. 3 as part of the 2019 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival. JM Cabral, Aaron de Borja, Gabby Padilla, George Evan Dungca, and Salve Villarosa all took their time to share their knowledge on getting back to reading for those who have gotten into a seemingly inescapable slump for their passion for literature.   Setting a
Learning from literature at the 2018 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival

Learning from literature at the 2018 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival

Culture
By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG and DOMINIQUE NATHANIELLE M. MULI THE POWER of literature was once again celebrated in this year’s Philippine Readers and Writers Festival held from Aug. 10 to 12 in Makati. Book lovers, authors, and aspiring writers gathered to participate in forums and panel discussions about the importance of literature in this vastly changing world. Here are some of most engaging discussions from the event. Empowering creatives Participants were given the chance to unleash the artist in them through the use of free art materials during artist and author Abbey Sy’s talk. “Nothing beats what your hands can do compared to machines,” the creative entrepreneur said. Sy shared that she developed her now popular penmanship at an early age as a hobby, which allow