Category Archives: books

Food Writing Workshop with Amy Besa

Amy Besa, co-author of Memories of Philippine Kitchen, is meeting with writers and bloggers for a Food Writing Workshop. The goal is to learn how to research and write about food effectively.

Invited guests will speak on their culinary journeys and expertise, which will add zest to your stories. At the end of the workshop, participants will produce an article for newspapers and magazines.

This three-day workshop will be on April 4-6, 2013 and is priced at PhP 5,400 inclusive of lunch and snacks.

Enderun Colleges is located at 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. For inquiries, please call Florence Elumba at 856 5000 local 505.

Catch PowerBooks Greenbelt 4 PowerBarter!

Yes, the newly renovated, which they term the New Chapter, PowerBooks outlet at Greenbelt 4 has launched the PowerBarter. You can trade in your old books for new ones.

I only got wind of this promo last Sunday when I went there. And I found out that the PowerBarter is good only for all weekends of June. Well, we still have one more weekend, so we better catch it!

For more info, check out their website, too!

Book Fair ’09 at Market Market

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Are you Mad About Books? Then go and check out the book fair at Market Market.

Crazy book discounts await in the Market Market Book Fair

Plus chapters and chapters of fun activities:
Arts and Crafts Corner
Reading and Coffee Lounge
Donate a Book
(Old books will be donated to the Children’s Host)

July 27 – August 1, 2009, Activity Center

There’s still time to check it out!

Ang Munting Prinsipe!

I was in National BookstoreShangri-la Plaza this morning because I was meeting a friend for lunch. We agreed to meet at the Fiction Section of National Bookstore.

I was there browsing, and imagine my surprise when I saw a Filipino (or should I say Tagalog) version of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince! I browsed the book, and it sounded good.

Now why didn’t I get a copy of it?

Pizza Hut Book It!

I am big on education, especially literacy. If we all are literate, then we won’t have the kind of  elected officials that we have now. If the surveys are to be  believed, just imagine how Erap even figured on the list as one of the leading candidates for presidency in the 2010 Elections. But that’s another story.

Let me go back to a much worthy news, the Pizza Hut Book It! program.

I went to their website, and what I saw were great opportunities to help build literacy. There are programs for school administrators, teachers, and parents. It’s cool.

The latest news says that Pizza Hut Book It! donates books to  Kids Foundation.

Recently, Pizza Hut’s Book It! Program showed these out of school children that Pizza Hut cares by granting some of their wishes to enable them to go back to school this year.

Pizza Hut Book It! Program, in partnership with the Department of Education, collaborated with National Book Store Foundation Inc. and donated school bags with study packs and reading books to KIDS Foundation for its upcoming event this July and September dubbed “TREK,” which will benefit far-flung public schools in the Philippines.

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Give Your English the Winning Edge Book Launching

Jose Carillo, nationally awarded writer and editor, and an internationally awarded corporate communicator, is launching his third book in the English-usage trilogy.

The event will be tomorrow, July 20, 2009, 3:00 p.m. at Sampaguita Hall, The Manila Hotel.

Jose Carillo won the National Book Award for Linguistics from the Manila Critics Circle in 2005 for his first English-usage book, English Plain and Simple: No Nonsense Ways to Learn Today’s Global Language.

Mid-2008, Jose Carillo released his second English-usage book, The 10 Most Annoying English Grammar Errors.

You can also check out his online English forum and his blog.