Book industry comes together amid new normal
MANILA, 4 September 2020 — Book publishers and writers joined House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda in an online discussion on how their industry is heeding the call for storytelling in the new normal. They delved into new ways to get books to readers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to promote awareness of and action on the climate crisis amid times of already high uncertainty.
“Baguhin natin ang kwento at ang kinabukasan [Let’s change our stories and our futures],” said Padmapani Perez, a poet, anthropologist, and co-owner of the Mt. Cloud Bookshop in Baguio. She also leads the Agam Agenda, a project of the NGO Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities which aims to spark climate conversations through stories and art.Read More