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Let a billion readers bloom: How bollywood teaches literacy in India

By Brij Kothari @nationalgeographic.com “My teacher comes to class, writes something on the board, goes to her office and snacks,” explained Kavita, a resident of a slum in Ahmedabad, when I asked her why she couldn’t read despite being in … Continue reading

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3rd Cordillera Creative Writing Workshop to be held May 22-26

The University of the Philippines Baguio and National Commission for Culture and the Arts will hold the third Cordillera Creative Writing Workshop on May 22 to 26, 2012. The Workshop is open to all, 16 years old and above. Original … Continue reading

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Getting drunk and losing sleep are good for creativity

Hmm, isu met la gayam nga adu a mannurat ti mangnginum ken saan a matmaturog, aya? By An Xiao @ hyperallergic.com I know a lot of artists who get drunk a lot. I know a lot of artists who are sleepy … Continue reading

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Baro a libro dagiti mannurat nga Ilokano: sarita-Ilokano naipatarus iti Tagalog

Rimmuaren iti imprenta ti sabali pay a libro dagiti sarita dagiti mannurat nga Ilokano nga itoy a gundaway, naipatarus dagitoy iti Filipino. Buklen ti nasao a libro, ti Samtoy, Dagiti Saritami Ditoy, Ang Aming Mga Kuwento, ti sangapulo ket tallo a … Continue reading

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20 beautiful private and personal libraries

Apo, adda la koma met kastoy a bibliotekak! Wenno maurnosko la koma met(ten) dagiti agkaiwara a librok, aya, kas kadagitoy… By Emily Temple @ Flavorpill Here at Flavorpill, we can’t really get enough of gazing lovingly at photographs of books. We know … Continue reading

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Cool ‘literary’ shirts

I want these shirts! Nice idea! Ket ania ngata no agaramidtay’ met iti kakastoy a tisiert ket ti ipantayo ket novela dagiti Ilokano, wenno profile dagiti Ilokano writers? ‘Sino a mannurat ti kayatyo a maimarka iti tisiertyo? [from outofprintclothing.com]    

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Dialect, or language? Which?

by Firth McEachern Many young people and professionals are abandoning their mother tongue in preference for Tagalog and English, and this is unsustainable for Filipino diversity. I am only 24, and it frightens me that in the same amount of … Continue reading

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