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Instructor: Nguyễn Minh Nhật
Date: 1 August 2018
Time: 7 – 9pm
Language: Vietnamese

What was the first book you read that you remember? How about your most-loved favourite book? Can we turn something we remember into something we like? Is it possible to turn reading from a habit into a hobby, and finally into a necessity – something we simply cannot live without? To kick start our newly-launched series of workshops – co-organized by “Bookworm” of The Factory and Thư quán Cội Việt – which aim to share and practice with the public both basic and advanced reading skills, we invite self-learning advocate Nguyễn Minh Nhật to share the experiences he has gained over years of trying to master the art of reading.

The ABC English language book for kids; the “Nhân – Lễ – Nghĩa – Trí – Tín” picture book; the series of Vietnamese, Grimm’s and Andersen’s fairy tales – these are iconic reading materials that most local readers would have laid eyes on as they were growing up. Minh Nhật’s passion for reading, however, was further nourished as he experimented with incorporating reading with other forms of activity (such as singing, song-writing, acting and drawing) in order to find more effective ways to help him remember and reflect on what he has read.

At the workshop, participants will also be asked to join interactive activities and games relating to reading, with the hope that such expansion will introduce a different angle on how we normally perceive such activity, and how we can better cultivate our interest in reading once the seed is planted.

Workshop fee: 100,000vnd/person. Register here.

The workshop is in Vietnamese only. Maximum number of participants: 25.


The ancient saying “Độc thư cầu lý” teaches us to read carefully and with great depth in order to understand the truth in things and people; while “Lý dĩ chiếu nhân tâm” embraces that only the truth has the power to enlighten humanity. Reading can help nurture the soul and cultivate the heart, enabling us to gather more knowledge and experiences to strengthen the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. To help readers read, research and filter information in a more productive and meaningful way, “Bookworm” – our series of curated public programs, as part of the Reading Room – have teamed up with Thư Quán Cội Việt (Cội Việt Public Library) to create a series of workshops, offering both basic and advanced skill-based instructions, and insights on how to encourage, nurture and sustain our love for reading.

*Participants of the event allow The Factory and co-organizer (if applicable) to use their images and statements as documentary for the program, for non-commercial purposes such as: archive, press, media, promotion on our website, Facebook etc

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