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Home NEWS Events Do you have what it takes to explore the Read Lit District?

Do you have what it takes to explore the Read Lit District?

Enter the Read Lit District and gratify the reader in you.

Pay court to the literary extravaganza at the Ayala Museum, scene of the annual Philippine International Literary Festival, from November 14 to 16, 2012. Watch the business district of Makati transform into “Read Lit District” or the charmed setting of the country’s biggest and historic literary event. Mingle with literary pleasure-seekers from all over the country, and surrender to the written word.

 

Reading excites you, but you desire more than that. You want cheeky banter, intellectual discourse, and heartfelt conversations on literary milestones. Discover where your dreams, passions, and fears take you at the Read Lit District.

Literary hot shots expected to blow your mind include Chris Abani, poet and professor at the University of California and writer of the novel Virgin of Flames; Tim Tomlinson, fictionist and co-founder of New York Writers Workshop, and co-author of its popular text, the Portable MFA in Creative Writing; Merlinda Bobis, author of Banana Heart Summer and professor of Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong; and Ken Spillman whose writing includes celebrated young adult novels, Love is a UFO and Blue, as well as the immensely popular Jake series for younger readers.

Read Lit District is a highlight of the Philippine Book Development Month. Celebrated every November, the National Book Development Board hosts month-long festivities filled with book fairs, contests for students and teachers, conferences, lectures, and literary tours all of which are participated in by publishers, authors, students, teachers, and the general public. This year’s event partners are Filipinas Heritage Library, Ayala Museum, Philippine Airlines, and National Book Store.

You read books that make your heart swell with joy; books that make you swoon with longing. You read books that hurt you by revealing brutal truths. But you can’t stop reading. You’re hooked! That’s why to Read Lit District you will come.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Early registration is encouraged. Adult fees are P2,000 for 3 days or P800 per day. Senior citizens get 20% off. Student fees are P1,200 for 3 days or P500 per day. For inquiries, please contact Camille Dela Rosa (926-8238) or Ciela Cayton (892-1801 local 13 / 0917-5612413) or send an email to litfest@filipinaslibrary.org.ph. See full program below.

 

DAY 1

DAY

TIME

VENUE/ROOM

TOPIC

DESCRIPTION

SPEAKERS/PANELISTS

MODERATOR / CRITIC (for demos)

14 November 2012

7:30-8:15

Filipinas Heritage Library

Registration

 

 

 

 

8:15-9:00

Filipinas Heritage Library

Opening Ceremonies

Welcome Remarks

Opening Performance

Poetry Reading

Flor Marie Sta. Romana-Cruz

Koro Ilustrado

Ricardo de Ungria

 

 

9:00-10:00

Filipinas Heritage Library

Keynote: The Landscape of Philippine Poetry in English and Its Future

 

Gemino Abad

 

 

10:30-11:30

Filipinas Heritage Library

Broken: Literature Created from Human Sorrow

Plenary
Chris Abani expounds on how literature can heal a broken world.

Chris Abani

Ruel De Vera

 

11:30-1200

Filipinas Heritage Library

Tour of the FHL and photo sessions

 

 

 

 

12:00-1:30

 

Lunch

 

 

 

 

1:30-3:00

AYALA MUSEUM
CSC / Zobel

Long and Hard: The Filipino Novel

Conversations
Novelists compare the Filipino novel to other contemporary novels in the region.

Charlson Ong, Bambi Harper

May Jurilla

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Amorsolo

Objectified: The Book as a Product

Conversations
Book designers and book makers explain and show examples of how content inspires design and how a book’s form can influence its content.

Guillermo Ramos , John Marin Flores

Francisco Dopey Doplon

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Luna

May-December Affair: Using Contemporary Stories and Poetry in Teaching History

Teaching Demo
Teachers show how to make students understand and appreciate history using contemporary stories and poetry.

Carl Joe Javier, Eros Atalia, Allan Popa

Michael Coroza

 

3:00-3:30

Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
CSC / Zobel

Imagine Something Big: When Kids Dream Big

Conversations
Writers describe the importance of enabling the imagination of young readers and writers using examples from their books.

Ken Spillman, Robert Magnuson

Carla Pacis

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Amorsolo

Making a Scene: What’s New in Poetry 

Conversations
Seasoned poets discuss their latest works and other exciting things happening to the craft. 

J. Neil Garcia, David McKirdy

Jose Wendell Capili

 

3:30-5:00

AYALA MUSEUM
Luna

Coming Strong: Make the First Page Count

Workshop
Top writers and mentors critique “first page” submissions. Selected advanced submissions will be critiqued. Brought to you by Esquiremagazine.

Tim Tomlinson, Jose Dalisay, Jr., Juliet Grames

Mookie Katigbak

 

6:00-onwards

Greenbelt Gardens

Performances c/o Metroserye

 

Opening act: Flying Ipis

 

 

DAY 2

DAY

TIME

VENUE/ROOM

TOPIC

DESCRIPTION

SPEAKERS/PANELISTS

MODERATOR / CRITIC (for demos)

15 November 2012

8:30-9:00

AYALA MUSEUM
 Lobby

Registration

 

 

 

 

9:00-9:30

AYALA MUSEUM
Lobby

Keynote:  Ang Kalatagan ng Panitikang Filipino: Ang Landasin Patungong Hinaharap.

Keynote

Bienvenido Lumbera

 

 

9:30-10:00

AYALA MUSEUM
 Lobby

Message: Langue Pricks Public Cant: Fact and Friction  

Plenary

Isagani R. Cruz

 

 

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

10:30-12:00

AYALA MUSEUM
CSC / Zobel

All the Way

Conversations
Writers expose remaining taboos, how to break them, and why they must be broken.

Chris Abani, Isagani R. Cruz, Sylvia Claudio

Ruel De Vera

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Amorsolo

Talking in Tongues: Issues in Translation

Conversations
Writers and translators talk about the challenges of literary translation and the techniques employed when working on their recent projects.

Mikael Co, Rosario Cruz-Lucero, Kristian Sendon Cordero

Marne Kilates

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Luna

Laro sa Baga

Panel
Kung bakit hindi ordinaryo ang ordinaryong Filipino sa mga akda ni Edgardo M. Reyes na isinapelikula ni Lino Brocka.

Bienvenido Lumbera, Efren Abueg, Avie Felix

Rolando Tolentino

 

12:00-1:30

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

1:30-3:00

AYALA MUSEUM
CSC

Reel Good: Writing Literature for Film

Conversations
Scriptwriters reveal how they cope when the creative and commercial aspects of scriptwriting collide.

Chris Martinez, Auraeus Solito, Jun Lana, Jerry Gracio

Rody Vera

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Zobel

Luzon Natural Assets: How Geography Shapes Genres

Panel
Writers describe how the geography of their regions affects their literary work.
Brought to you by Side Trip Magazine.

Abdon Balde, Hermie Beltran, Kristian Cordero

Santiago Villafania

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Amorsolo

Visayan Exclusives: Forms and Themes of a Region

Panel
Writers discuss how the characteristics of their hometowns define literary forms and themes of their works.

Ian Casocot, Rosario Cruz-Lucero

Gemino Abad

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Luna

Mindanao Confidential: Decoding Personal and Political Secrets in Literature

Panel
Writers discuss how literature depicts struggles unique to their region.

Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, Steven Fernandez

Ricardo De Ungria

 

3:00-3:30

Break

 

 

 

 

 

3:30-5:00

AYALA MUSEUM
CSC

Found in Translation: Commercial and Creative Secrets to Translating International Bestsellers to Filipino.

Conversations
Translators and publishers discuss the commercial and creative perks of translating foreign works to Filipino.

Segundo Matias, Jr.  Marne Kilates

Ruel De Vera

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Zobel

How Far Can You Go: Writing for Young Adults

Conversations
Writers talk about how and why young adult literature should depict difficult topics.

Ken Spillman, Cyan Abad-Jugo

Carla Pacis

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Amorsolo

P.I.: Is there a time and place for politically incorrect humor?

Conversations
Humorists ponder if there is a correct way to use politically incorrect humor.

Stanley Chi, Krip Yuson, RJ Ledesma

Beverly Wico Siy

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Luna

Textually Active: Literature as a Tool for Empowerment

Teaching Demo
Teachers demonstrate how literary works can be used to inspire personal and social transformation.

Ferdie Lopez, Elyrah Salanga

Ralph Semino Galan

 

6:00-onwards

AYALA MUSEUM
Lobby

Komikon and Cosplay Night

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 3

DAY

TIME

VENUE/ROOM

TOPIC

DESCRIPTION

SPEAKERS/PANELISTS

MODERATOR / CRITIC (for demos)

16 November 2012

8:30-9:00

AYALA MUSEUM
 Lobby

Registration

 

 

 

 

9:00-9:30

AYALA MUSEUM
 Lobby

Keynote: The Memoir and Filipino Women Writers

Keynote

Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo

 

 

10:00-10:30

AYALA MUSEUM
Lobby

Message: Leaning Towards Silence

Plenary
Marjorie Evasco describes what it takes to pursue the poetic life.

Marjorie Evasco

 

 

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

10:30-12:00

AYALA MUSEUM
CSC / Zobel

Uncut: Issues in Editing

Panel
Literary editors reveal professional secrets on how to transform a manuscript into a bestseller.

Juliet Grames, Ken Spillman, David McKirdy

Isagani R. Cruz

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Amorsolo

Being Choosy: How to Select Children’s Books for Libraries and Schools

Conversations
Experts in Children’s Literature exchange ideas on how to choose appropriate books for libraries and schools.

Ellinor Ferriol, Maritoni Ortigas

Flor Marie Sta. Romana-Cruz

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Luna

Wild Child: Using Literature to Address Students’ Sexual Awareness

Teaching Demo
Teachers demonstrate techniques that use literature to address students’ questions about sex and sexuality.

Merlinda Bobis, Ronald Baytan

Jose Wendell Capili

 

12:00-1:30

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

1:30-3:00

AYALA MUSEUM
CSC / Zobel

Orals: Writing Journey

Conversations
Writers reveal the personal and political demons they wrestled when writing their works.

Chris Abani, Jose Lacaba

Gemino Abad

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Amorsolo

Fifty Shades of Gay: The LGBT Label

 

Conversations
Writers talk about the implications of the label “LGBT” in their personal lives and in their works.

 

 

Ian Casocot, Nerisa del Carmen Guevara, Ralph Semino Galan, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz

J. Neil Garcia

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Luna

Juices: Get Creativity Flowing

Seminar
Writers give advice, tips and practical exercises on how to turn on the artistic muse so writers may live and write more creatively.

Ken Spillman , Tim Tomlinson

Sarge Lacuesta

 

3:00-3:30

Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

3:30-5:00

AYALA MUSEUM
CSC

(A) Sexual Life: Do Biographers Hold Back on Sex Scenes?

Conversations
Biographers discuss why there is so little of a person’s sex life in a biography.  

Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, Jun Cruz Reyes

Jose Dalisay, Jr.

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Zobel

Exposed: Literature as Public Performance

Performance
Writers show how literature can be read as well as creatively performed.

Brought to you by Cobra Smart.

Merlinda Bobis performs “Body Between Bodies: Transnational Performance”

Michael Coroza performs “Kung Bakit May Awit na Hindi Mawaglit”

Jenny Logico performs “Series of Air”

Vim Nadera

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Amorsolo

Into You: How to Write About Real People

Conversations
Tips on how to transfigure real people into great characters for their works of creative non-fiction.

Romulo Baquiran, Jr., Marites Vitug, Susan Lara

Luna Sicat-Cleto

 

 

AYALA MUSEUM
Luna

Graphic: Teaching Poetry Through Ekphrasis

Teaching Demo
Teachers and writers demonstrate ways to make students appreciate poetry through the visual arts and vice-versa.

Marne Kilates

Tim Tomlinson

 

6:00-onwards

AYALA MUSEUM
Plaza

Performances c/o Happy Mondays

 

Opening act: Matilda

 

 

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