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ABC+ searches for Kinaray-a, Rinconada, Masbateño writers and illustrators

ABC+ searches for Kinaray-a, Rinconada, Masbateño writers and illustrators

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Successful applicants will be invited to join Booklab, a workshop where writers and illustrators work together to create children’s books in their mother tongue

This is a press release from The Asia Foundation.

ABC+ is looking for Kinaray-a, Rinconada, and Masbateño writers and illustrators who will be giving life to children’s books in the said languages. 

ABC+ (Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines) project is a partnership of the Department of Education (DepEd) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented by RTI International together with The Asia Foundation, SIL LEAD, and Florida State University.    

Successful applicants will be invited to join a BookLab, a writing and illustration workshop in the first quarter of 2021.  

During the BookLab, writers and illustrators will be working together to create beautiful, engaging children’s books. They will be mentored by editors and art directors to improve their stories until they are published. The children’s books will be printed and distributed to Kinaray-a, Rinconada, and Masbateño speaking schools and will be made available online on Let’s Read .    

Help build a library of children’s stories in your mother tongue. Share your work with ABC+ and accomplish the application form now! The deadline for application is on January 30, 2021.  

To know more about the project and apply, go to https://tinyurl.com/LetsReadK. If you have any questions, contact Arnel F. Murga at arnel.murga@asiafoundation.org. Like and follow the initiative on Facebook. – Rappler.com

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