12 November 2010

The 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/ . Below is the festival program:


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)


LOL: Lit Out Loud! International Literary Festival
(18-20 November 2010, Hotel Intercontinental, Makati)

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