CoKid Talks: The Power of Poetry (English and Filipino)

So, the CoKid foundation put up a segment of my talk at the CoKid Talks: Reading Revolution in The Power of Poetry. It’s the second half of the talk already and I’m flailing, by this time. I feel like I was stronger and more clear and more articulate at the beginning of the talk. By this time, I felt like I was talking too much.

Here’s the excerpt of my talk.

I love the fact that I’m doing a talk on literacy and poetry. It’s a far cry from my advocacy work with HIV. I’m just as personal; since poetry is personal to me. But it has nothing to do with shame or mistakes or life lessons. This has everything to do with passion and love and creativity and imagination.

I hope to do more poetry stuff in the future. This week, I’ve been asked to judge a poetry slam and I’ll be conducting my own poetry workshop later this month. I’m excited. This is so much more meaningful to me and it’s really what I want to do.

I hope I get to do more and more of this in the future.


3 thoughts on “CoKid Talks: The Power of Poetry (English and Filipino)

  1. Hi Wanggo!

    Good day!

    As for me, I do love writing structured poems since high school. From rhyming to uniformly syllabicated stanzas/lines. But i believe I still need a lot of improvements in drafting and finally organizing my poems’ thoughts in black and white. Plans to publish something by next year and hopefully i could publicize it by 2016. When will you conduct this workshop? I’m a Bacolodnon who works in Makati. πŸ˜‰

    • Hi Von!

      Thanks for the interest. I was a little scared that no one would want to come to my workshop if I held one. πŸ˜€

      I am doing one on June for an NGO which will be my basis for the future workshops I plan to conduct.

      I plan to teach basic poetry techniques first.

      I’ll be posting updates soon when I have everything ironed out.

      Thank you for sharing your interest. I’ll definitely start working on it. πŸ˜€

      • Hi Wanggo!

        Kindly let me know of the scheduled workshop at your convenience by sending me info thru my company email add

        or personal email add

        Unfortunately, I am fully booked this June (all weekends as well). If you have succeeding workshops to conduct, please let me know so I can attend.

        Thank you. πŸ˜‰

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