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14 November 2010

Acclaimed international authors and the country's top writers join LOL:Lit Out Loud

If you love books and literature, there's no way you should miss next week's Manila International Literary Festival from November 18 to 20 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City. Acclaimed international authors and literary agents and many of the country's literary greats will be in attendance to talk about reading and the writing craft in the country's biggest literary event.


Below are the 55 reasons why you should call up 892-1801 and register now!


Foreign Speakers


Christopher Cheng (Australia)

Award-winning children’s book author


Mita Kapur (India)

Founder of Siyahi Literary Agency, the leading literary agency in India

Organizer of the Jaipur Literature Festival


Andy Mulligan (UK)

Acclaimed author of young adult novels Ribblestrop and Trash


David Parker (Hong Kong)

Chairman of the Man Asian Literary Prize


Vikas Swarup (India)

Bestselling author of the Academy award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects


Jayapriya Vasudevan (India/Singapore)

Literary agent of the literary agency Jacaranda Press


Local Speakers


Gemino Abad (Manila)

Poetry


Gerry Alanguilan (Laguna)

Graphic Literature

Dean Francis Alfar (Manila)

Speculative Fiction


National Artist Virgilio Almario (Manila)

Poetry


Merlie Alunan (Tacloban)

Regional Literature


Rino Balatbat (Manila)

Trade Books Marketing


Abdon Balde, Jr. (Bicol)

Regional Literature


Karina Bolasco (Manila)

Trade Books Marketing


Oscar Campomanes (Manila)

Literary Criticism


Jose Wendell Capili (Manila)

Literary Criticism


Michael Coroza (Manila)

Poetry


Isagani Cruz (Manila)

Literary Criticism


Jose Y. Dalisay (Manila)

Fiction


Karl de Mesa (Manila)

Genre Fiction


Ricardo de Ungria (Davao)

Translation, Poetry


Marjorie Evasco (Manila)

Translation


Ralph Galan (Manila)

Travel Writing


J. Neil Garcia (Manila)

Poet and Literary Critic


Jerry Gracio (Manila)

Screenwriting and Poetry


Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (Manila)

Creative Non-fiction


Carljoe Javier (Manila)

Genre Fiction


Cyan Abad-Jugo (Manila)

Young Adult Fiction


Patricia May Jurilla (Manila)

History of the Book


Luis Katigbak (Manila)

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction


Marne Kilates (Manila)

Poetry and Translation


Jose F. Lacaba (Manila)

Poetry and Screenwriting


Troy Lacsamana (Manila)

Library Appreciation


Angelo Lacuesta (Manila)

Fiction


Susan Lara (Manila)

Fiction


National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera (Manila)

Poetry


Resil Mojares (Cebu)

Regional Literature


Charlson Ong (Manila)

Fiction


Elbert Or (Manila)

Graphic Literature


Maritoni Ortigas (Manila)

Library Appreciation


Carla Pacis (Manila)

Young Adult Fiction


Mailin Locsin (Manila)

Reading Appreciation


Eric Ramos (Manila)

Screenwriting


Danton Remoto (Manila)

Poetry


Ana Rodriguez (Manila)

Reading Appreciation


Erwin Romulo (Manila)

Literary Journalism


Tara FT Sering (Manila)

Fiction and Travel Writing


Angelo Suarez (Manila)

Poetry and New Forms


Ramon Sunico (Manila)

Children’s Literature


Yvette Tan (Manila)

Genre Fiction


Rose Torres-Yu (Manila)

Literary Criticism


Carlo Vergara (Manila)

Graphic Literature


Criselda Yabes (Manila)

Literary Journalism


Tony Yanza (Manila)

Storytelling


Alfred Yuson (Manila)

Poetry



DAY 1 November 18

AM

8:00 Registration


9:00-10:00 (Bahia Room) Keynote Speech The Novel by Jose Y. Dalisay


10:00-10:30 Coffee Break


10:30-11:30

A panel on the novel (Bahia Room).

Panelists: CristinaPantoja Hidalgo, Patricia May Jurilla, Rose Torres-Yu. Moderator: Jose Y. Dalisay


12:00-1:30 Lunch Break


PM Breakout Sessions


1:30-3:00

Translating from the Regional Languages (Dasmariñas Room).

When translating from the regional languages, do we accept that English is the translation we need,or should we translate to Filipino?

Panelists: Marne Kilates, Marjorie Evasco.

Moderator: Ricardo de Ungria


Intertextuality and Plagiarism (Bel-Air).

Is the novel dead? Is the practice of intertextuality technique a violation of the other artist’s copyright?

Panelists: Angelo Suarez, Carljoe Javier, Angelo Lacuesta.

Moderator: Isagani Cruz


Literary Journalism (North Forbes).

Panelists: Mita Kapur, Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, Criselda Yabes.

Moderator: Susan Lara


3:00-3:30 Coffee Break


3:30-5:00

Writing the Asian Experience in English (Dasmariñas).

How writing in English can reflect the Asian experience. Panelists: Vikas Swarup, Alfred Yuson. Moderator: J. Neil Garcia


Roots and Imagination: What do we write about? (Bel-Air).


Bringing our own experiences to the world to reach markets, does one need a big theme? Should one write about nation?

Panelists: Christopher Cheng, Andy Mulligan, Charlson Ong.

Moderator: Gemino Abad


The Importance of Literary Agents and How to Get One (North Forbes).

How Philippine writers can break into the international market through a literary agent and how to find one.

Panelists: Mita Kapur, Jayapriya Vasudevan.

Moderator: Jose Y. Dalisay


6:00-7:00 Cocktails at the Filipinas Heritage Library (by invitation only)


DAY 2 November 19


8:00 Registration


AM Breakout Sessions


9:00-10:30

How to Market Literary Titles (Dasmariñas).

Marketing literary titles for different markets.

Panelists: Rino Balatbat, Mita Kapur, Jayapriya Vasudevan.

Moderator: Karina Bolasco


Genre Fiction (Bel-Air).

Panelists: Dean Alfar, Karl de Mesa,Yvette Tan.

Moderator: Tara FT Sering


The Children’s Market: What has Changed in 20 Years and What Sells Now (North Forbes).

Panelists: Christopher Cheng, Andy Mulligan.


10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:30-12:30

Emerging Forms of Literature (Dasmariñas)

The prevalence of new forms/experimental literary works.

Panelists: Vim Nadera. Angelo Suarez.

Moderator: Erwin Romulo

The Young Adult Novel (Bel-Air)

The forms, the topics, the age, and being culturally specific.

Panelists: Andy Mulligan, Christopher Cheng.

Moderator: Ramon Sunico


Writing Online (North Forbes).

The forms, what to write about, and how writers promote themselves online.

Panelists: Carljoe Javier, Luis Katigbak, Marne Kilates.

Moderator: Tarie Sabido


12:30-1:30 Lunch Break


PM Breakout Sessions


1:30-3:00

From Manuscript to Film (Dasmariñas).

Screenwriters and filmmakers on the challenges of writing for film.

Panelists: Jerry Gracio, Eric Ramos, Vikas Swarup.

Moderator: Jose F. Lacaba


Graphic Literature (Bel-Air).

The country’s top graphic lit artists on how to break into the graphic lit scene and the future of the genre in the country.

Panelists: Gerry Alanguilan, Elbert Or.

Moderator: Carlo Vergara


How to Teach Literature to Young Adults (North Forbes).

A lecture for teachers on how to read and teach different genres of literature to young adults.

Panelists: Anna Rodriguez.

Moderator: Mailin Paterno-Locsin


3:00-3:30 Coffee break


3:30-5:00

Filipino Poetry over the Years (Dasmariñas).

Panelists: Rio Alma, Bienvenido Lumbera, Roberto Añonuevo.

Moderator: Michael Coroza


How to Make Book Trailers (Bel-Air).

Christopher Cheng


Travel Writing (North Forbes)


How to turn one’s personal journal into publishable essays.

Panelists: Cristina Hidalgo, Tara FT Sering.

Moderator: Ralph Galan


DAY 3 November 20


8:00 Registration


AM Breakout Sessions


9:00-10:30

The Man Asian Literary Prize: What Makes an International Prizewinning Book? (Dasmariñas).

The latest changes in the Man Asian rules and the importance of winning international awards.

Panelists: David Parker,Charlson Ong, Alfred Yuson.

Moderator: Jose Y. Dalisay


Literary Appreciation for High School Students (Bel-Air).

Reading appreciation for literary pieces.

Panelists: Carla Pacis, Cyan Abad-Jugo.

Moderator: Carla Pacis


A Library that Reaches Out (North Forbes).

How librarians can make libraries more interactive to attract readers.

Panelists: Troy Lacsamana (Quezon City Public Library), Maritoni Ortigas (Filipinas Heritage Library)


10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:00-12:30

Storytelling Workshop for Teachers (Dasmariñas).

Facilitator:Tony Yanza


Writing the Diaspora (Bel-Air).

Panelists: Oscar Campomanes,Jose Wendell Capili.

Moderator: J. Neil Garcia

Making Your Own Center Away from the Center (North Forbes).


Non-Manila based writers on how they make literature come alive in their respective regions.

Panelists: Merlie Alunan, Resil Mojares, Abdon M. Balde.

Moderator: Ricardo de Ungria


12:30-1:30 Lunch Break


PM Breakout Sessions


1:30-3:00

Launch of The F-Word (Dasmariñas).

A cooking demo and book signing with Mita Kapur.


Gender Issues in Writing (Bel-Air).

Panelists: J. Neil Garcia, Danton Remoto, Jhoanna Lyn Cruz.

Moderator: Jose Wendell Capili


100 Years of Philippine Poetry from English (North Forbes)

Panelists: Ricardo de Ungria, Alfred Yuson. Moderator: Gemino Abad


3:30-5:00

Reading and boom discussion with Andy Mulligan.


Slumdog Millionaire

Screening with Annotations by Vikas Swarup (Filipinas Heritage Library)


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LOL: Lit Out Loud! International Literary Festival The LOL: Lit Out Loud! International Literary Festival will be held from November 18 to 20 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Makati. To register for the festival and/or select sessions, call 892-1801. For further details, call the National Book Development Board (NBDB) at 920-9853 or visit their website http://www.nbdb.gov.ph/

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1 Comments:

Anonymous enhancement said...

Wow! Thanks for the info. I'll be at Manila at those dates for business reasons. Now I have another event to visit. Just right for me. Thank you again and more power.

Thu Nov 18, 01:41:00 PM 2010  

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