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[Throwback Posts] Resurrection of Behind the Books – Academic Nook, Poet’s Sanctum, Illustrator’s Sketchpad, Meet the Storyteller

Myra here.

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.

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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.

Taken in Berlin as we toured (parts of) Europe together in May 2011.
Taken in Berlin as we toured (parts of) Europe together in May 2011.

Done Kissing Frogs by Professor Tuting Hernandez

My fellow dreamer.
My fellow dreamer.

The Epexegetical and Pernicious Dahl by Dr. Joseph Palis

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My Life Refuses to Rhyme by Alwin Aguirre, PhD Cand.

Mitch with future swordsman and wordsmith Rio
Mitch with future swordsman and wordsmith Rio

Haunting Truths (or Love, Life and Light From Stories of Demons, Decay and Darkness) by Mitch Ong, PhD Cand.

Our photo several years back.
Our photo several years back.

Revisiting Harry Potter [from the lenses of an archaeologist/social scientist] by Professor Grace Barretto, PhD

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How to Raise A Reading Child by Professor Stephen Acabado, PhD

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A Sampler of Polish Literature and A Taste for Nonfiction by Marta Borkowska-Bierc

PoetsSanctum

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.

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A Brief Conversation with Tala

Taken from Professor Gemino Abad's facebook page
Taken from Professor Gemino Abad’s facebook page

A discussion about the moon, muses, and poetry with Professor Emeritus Gemino Abad

MeetTheStoryteller

With Paolo and his Graphic Novel
With Paolo and his Graphic Novel

Paolo Fabregas’ Creative Journeys

All About Ken Spillman

Margarita in Cuba.
Margarita in Cuba.

The Women [and Poetry] in Margarita Engle’s Writings

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“[Some of] The Books that Make up the Life of Ninotchka Rosca”

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A Day in the Life of a Children’s Book Artist – Naomi Kojima

It is highly likely that there will be a few more that we discover as we sift through our archives. Do watch out for these features in the next two months as we sort out our old posts and bring them new life.

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