Highlight of the 4th Philippine International Literary Festival.
is the Philippine Book Development Month, a yearly literacy celebration. Of course, our 3rd Filipino Reader Conference this coming November 9 is part of that. Next to that is the
4th Philippine International Literary Festival, entitled Text and the City,that will run from November 11 to 15.
will be held in different major universities each day: UST (Nov.11), DLSU
(Nov.12), ADMU (Nov.13), UP (Nov.14), and the Ayala Museum (Nov.15), and
culminating at the Ayala Museum on November 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Then promotional activities will also be held at the Makati Ayala Malls from
November 17 to 24.
In Cooperation with Filipinas
Heritage Library (FHL), and Ayala Museum, the National Book Development Board (NBDB)
presentsPOPtastik Pinoy!on November 15.This whole-day culminating
event is covered with series of talks, starting with messages from celebrated
writers Rolando Tolentino and Tony Perez.
Among the panel discussants and moderators are comic artists Manix
Abrera, Noel Pascual, AJ Bernardo, Karen Francisco, and Budjette Tan; novelists
Eros Atalia, Luna Sicat Cleto, and Edgar Samar; scriptwriter Suzette Doctolero;
fictionists Sarge Lacuesta and Yvette Tan; journalists Ruel de Vera and
Kristine Fonacier; and Prof. Patrick Campos.
Korean-American writer Krys Lee
will discuss her short story collection Drifting House. And later, Ms. Lee will
be joined by Sarge Lacuesta, Andrea Pasion-Flores, and Kristine Fonacier for a
flash fiction writing masterclass, “City Fiction 100.” For the mechanics, check here.
By 5:00 pm, writer and educator
Isagani R. Cruz will conduct a seminar on “How to write a book” for
professional and amateur writers. Meanwhile, Garitony Nicolas will share his experience
in publishing his books through the help of Central Books.
And hey, Ayala Malls will
stretch this celebration. On November 17, there will be a marathon of GMA films
at the New Glorietta Activity Center. Visitors
will also find a mini fair for indie komiks creators and sellers and small or
independent publishers. I’m sure that
there’s no way you want to miss that. In
addition, you can also view the GMA 7 telefantasya costumes at Ground Floor
Greenbelt 3 from November 18 to 24.
POPtastik Pinoy! is
supported by Ayala Malls, GMA Network, Brother Philippines Inc.,
Intercontinental Hotel, the Book Development Association of the Philippines
(BDAP), the Korea Copyright Commission (KCC), Fully Booked, and McDonald’s. For
inquiries, contact Verne Ahyong at the Ayala Museum at 759-8288 local 46 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, call Marj Villaflores at 759-8288 local 25, or email email@example.com./