One of the things that constantly excite us about GatheringBooks is coming up with unique features that allow us to have ongoing conversations with artists, poets, storytellers, academics – about reading, life, books, beauty, and romancing the written word.
A few of you may have noticed that we have allowed our Behind the Books page to remain inactive when we revamped the “look” of our main site, so that everything can now be found in one place. As such, we thought that it would be good to reintroduce the people whom we have featured in the past years.
Here are some of the posts we will be ‘resurrecting’ from our archives and sharing with you all this March-April 2015.
This quirky space is meant for educators, teachers, professors, lecturers, librarians, school personnel, teacher-assistants, teachers-in-training, teacher educators, guidance counselors – to share their thoughts and insights about books (picture books, YA fiction, graphic novels, adult books) that moved them.
Done Kissing Frogs by Professor Tuting Hernandez
The Epexegetical and Pernicious Dahl by Dr. Joseph Palis
My Life Refuses to Rhyme by Alwin Aguirre, PhD Cand.
Haunting Truths (or Love, Life and Light From Stories of Demons, Decay and Darkness) by Mitch Ong, PhD Cand.
Revisiting Harry Potter [from the lenses of an archaeologist/social scientist] by Professor Grace Barretto, PhD
How to Raise A Reading Child by Professor Stephen Acabado, PhD
A Sampler of Polish Literature and A Taste for Nonfiction by Marta Borkowska-Bierc
The Poet’s Sanctum is a sacred space for individuals with a lyrical soul and who think and write in verse. Here, we shall be featuring Poets who have moved our sensibilities and enriched our consciousness – through their ability to inspire beauty, radiance, and celebration of life, love, and loss. We are excited to share our favorite Poet’s narratives and world views segmented in stanzas, lines, cryptic codes, and the occasional darkness.
A Brief Conversation with Tala
A discussion about the moon, muses, and poetry with Professor Emeritus Gemino Abad
Paolo Fabregas’ Creative Journeys
All About Ken Spillman
The Women [and Poetry] in Margarita Engle’s Writings
“[Some of] The Books that Make up the Life of Ninotchka Rosca”