In celebration of the 32nd National Children’s Book Day, the National Book Development Board (NBDB), in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), will be holding a summit, entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit,” on July 21, 2015, at the Elements at Centris in Quezon City.
The Philippine Children’s Book Summit will feature international and local speakers who will tackle different vital topics concerning children’s literature in the country. The summit will also feature different local children’s book publishers.
Discussions on the Asian children’s book industry, best practices in copyright, and Filipino comics, among others, will also take place. In addition, the summit will feature a performance by a children’s choir, a book fair, and the awarding of the 2015 PBBY Salanga Writer’s Prize and the 2015 PBBY Alcala Illustrator’s Prize.
The summit is open to teachers, students, educators, librarians, publishers, authors, and illustrators. The registration fee is Php600 and students will be given 50% discount. See program below.