29 November 2010

“CHILE: ODES FROM THE PHILIPPINES” A Poetry Contest for Filipino Students (Deadline: 30 November 2010)

“CHILE: ODES FROM THE PHILIPPINES”
A Poetry Contest for Filipino Students

A Project of The Embassy of Chile and The University of the Philippines System in commemoration of the Bicentenary of Independence of the Republic of Chile, and in celebration of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners in San Jose.

RULES OF THE CONTEST – 2010

1. The contest is open from 19 September 2010 until 30 November 2010 to all Filipino students from any tertiary education (college) course except current family members of officers and employees of the Embassy of Chile and the University of the Philippines.

2. The contest has the following division and category: English Division – Poetry.

3. An entry must consist of one (1) poem of any form or length on or about the Republic of Chile—its bicentenary, people, scenery, culture and/or society and/or the emotions of the poet regarding the successful rescue operations involving 33 Chilean miners in San Jose.

4. Authors may submit only one (1) entry.

5. A work which has been awarded a prize in another contest before 30 November 2010 is not qualified for the awards.

6. All entries should be submitted through this email address:poetrychile2010@gmail.com

7. All entries should be in Rich Text Format (RTF) or in a Word Document File and should be sent as an attachment together with scanned copies of the author’s full résumé. The time of transmission should be NOT LATER THAN 12:00 m.n. of 30 November 2010. An entry will only be considered submitted if official confirmation is received through

poetrychile2010@gmail.com

8. In submitting an entry, a contestant represents and warrants that the work is his own and that he has absolute ownership of all intellectual property rights thereto. If the entry is an adaptation of another author’s existing work, the contestant shall submit to the Embassy of Chile and The University of the Philippines the written consent of the author of the existing work, allowing the contestant to adapt the work, and to enter the adaptation in the contest (the Consent). The Consent shall include a clear and categorical statement that the Embassy of Chile and The University of the Philippines shall be exempt from any and all liability in the event that the adaptation is said to infringe the intellectual property rights of the author of the existing work. The Consent must be notarized and, if executed outside the Philippines, should be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or consulate.

9. All copies should be legible and neat. Entries must be addressed by email to the Board of Judges, “CHILE: ODES FROM THE PHILIPPINES”A Poetry Contest for Filipino Students c/o The University of the Philippines System Information Office, Mezzanine, Quezon Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101

10. Entries submitted must comply with government policies on printed matters. Submitted copies of winning entries shall remain with, and become the property of the Embassy of Chile.

11. In order to give public access to all of the competing works presented, the author hereby grants, assigns, and transfers unto the Sponsors, the right without necessity of any payment other than the prize which may have been awarded: to publish from time to time any winning entry or selection or portion thereof as it may at its discretion determine; to designate or appoint editors to edit the work or any portion thereof to suit the demands of publication; to furnish a reasonable number of copies of all winning works to libraries; to make the works available for downloading on the Internet or other electronic media; and/or to allow students to make copies for research or in connection with their school requirements. The Sponsor shall also have the right to appoint or designate editors or directors who may edit the work or any portion thereof to suit the demands of production or exhibition.

11. The prizes, in United States Dollars, are the following:

1st Prize – United States Dollars US$ 1000

2nd Prize – United States Dollars US$ 500

3rd Prize – United States Dollars US$ 500

Honorable Mention Winners (2) – United States Dollars US$ 100

All five (5) winners will also receive two (2) round trip tickets to Cebu or Boracay, courtesy of Air Philippines and La Isla Magazine.

The winning poems will be published in three languages: English, Spanish and Filipino. The anthology of poems will be launched in Chile and in the Philippines.

13. The Embassy of Chile and The University of the Philippines have the sole right to designate the persons who shall constitute the Board of Judges in each of the contest categories. The decision of the majority of the Board of Judges in all categories shall be final.

14. The Board of Judges shall declare only one winner for each prize listed in Rule 12. There shall be no co-winners and/or splitting of the prize money. The Board of Judges shall have the discretion not to award any prize if, in its judgment, no meritorious entry has been submitted.

15. The names of the winners and the members of the Board of Judges shall be announced on or before 18 December 2010. Prizes will be awarded to the winners during a reception at the University of the Philippines Executive House.

16. All parties submitting entries are deemed to have accepted the rules of the contest, and agree to abide thereby.

ALL ENTRIES MUST STRICTLY COMPLY WITH THESE RULES.

ALL DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETE AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION.

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SUGGESTED WEBSITES:

Chile Information Project http://www.chipsites.com/public/

Santiago Times http://www.santiagotimes.cl/

BBC News – Chilehttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1222764.stm

Turismo Cile http://www.visit-chile.org/index.php?lang=eng

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“CHILE: ODES FROM THE PHILIPPINES”
A Poetry Contest for Filipino Students

His Excellency Professor Dr. Roberto Mayorga, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile
Professor Emerlinda R. Roman, President of the University of the Philippines System

Honorary Chairpersons

Consul Luis Alberto Palma, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Chile
Professor Jose Wendell Capili, Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs, UP System

Project Coordinators

Associate Professor Mercedes Planta, Deputy Director, UP System Information Office
Associate Professor Wystan de la Pena, Chairperson, UP Department of European Languages

Committee Members

H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Chile Professor Dr. Roberto Mayorga (Chair)
Consul Luis Alberto Palma, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Chile
Philippine National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose, Winner, Pablo Neruda Literary Prize from the Republic of Chile
University Professor Emeritus Gemino Henson Abad, former Vice President for Academic Affairs, UP System
Professor Emeritus Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, former Vice President for Public Affairs, UP System
Professor Isabelita Orlina Reyes, Vice President for Public Affairs, UP System

Board of Judges

27 November 2010

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer: National Artist Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana to receive UST Hagbong literature

NATIONAL ARTIST for Theater Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana will receive this year’s Parangal Hagbong for lifetime achievement in letters from the Varsitarian, the 82-year-old official student organ of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), during the 26th Ustetika literature awards on Nov. 27 at the Plaza Mayor, UST.

A stage director, screenwriter, actor and author, Hontiveros-Avellana, 93, was named Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, by UST in 1999. She was the first Master of Arts in Literature student and graduate of UST. She has recently released her autobiography, “The Drama of It,” under Anvil Publishing.

Parangal Hagbong, given to UST alumni-writers, is the highlight of the Ustetika awards night. Previous recipients are National Artists Bienvenido Lumbera, Francisco Sionil José, Rolando Tinio, J. Elizalde Navarro, as well as Rogelio Sicat, Zeneida Amador, Genoveva Matute, Ponciano Pineda, Wilfrido Nolledo, and several great writers.

Another highlight of the awards night is a tribute to the recently deceased UST writer-in-residence Ophelia Alcantara-Dimalanta. A Varsitarian literary editor in the 1950s, Dimalanta had also received the Parangal Hagbong in 2008.

Organized by the Varsitarian, Ustetika (the term is a portmanteau of “UST” and estetika) is the country’s longest-running campus literary derby.

On Nov. 27, it will award winners in short story, poetry, essay and one-act play in both English and Filipino divisions. The UST Rector’s Literary Award will also be given to any of the first-prize winners that “best reflects the Catholic sacramental imagination.”

Past Ustetika winners include J. Neil Garcia, Rodolfo “Jun” Lana and Angelo Suarez.

This year’s jurors are Vim Nadera, Rebecca Añonuevo, Teo Antonio, Cirilo Bautista, J. Neil Garcia, Lourd de Veyra, Abdon Balde, Eros Atalia, Elfren Abueg, Kit Kwe, Charlson Ong, Mike Coroza, Gary Devilles, Oscar Campomanes, Wendell Capili, Florentino Hornedo, Ralph Galan, Vic Torres, Dennis Marasigan and Rody Vera.

daisy hontiveros avellana

23 November 2010

From Alfred A. Yuson, Philippine Star: National Book Awards and Lit Out Loud (LOL): 1st Manila International Literary Festival

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KRIPOTKIN By Alfred A. Yuson (The Philippine Star)
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Congrats to our buddy in these pages and elsewhere including barfly centers, Butch Dalisay, for the National Book Award he received Saturday before last, on Nov. 13, at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.

Butch’s enviable trophy, created by sculptor Michael Cacnio, was for the Nonfiction Prose category, for Wash: Only a Bookkeeper, A Biography of Washington Z. Sycip, published by the SGV Foundation Inc. and AIM Scientific Research Foundation.

Other winners in the Literary Division were: Aves by Jerry Gracio (UP Press) for the Poetry category; The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata by Gina Apostol (Anvil Publishing Inc.) for the Fiction Category (Juan C. Laya Prize for Best Novel); Pungsod: Damming the Nation — Region/Nation in the Global Order in Contemporary West Visayan Literature by Isidoro M. Cruz (University of San Agustin Publishing House) for the Literary Criticism / Literary History category; and Trese: Mass Murders by Ferdinand-Benedict G. Tan and Jonathan A. Baldisimo (Visprint, Inc.) for the Graphic Literature category.

Four other awards were given, to the following, in the Non-Literary Division: The Law and Practice on Philippine Corporate Governance by Dean Castro L. Villanueva (Holy Angel University) for the Professions category; Bakwit: The Power of the Displaced by Jose Jewel Canuday (AdMU Press) for the Social Sciences category; The Life & Works of Marcelo Adonay, Volume 1 by Elena Rivera Mirano, Corazon Canave Dioquino, Melissa Corazon Velez Mantaring, Edna Marcil Martinez, Ma. Patricia Brillantes-Silvestre, Iñigo Galing Vito, and Patricia Marion Lopez (UP Press) for the Art category (Alfonso T. Ongpin Prize for Best Book on Art); and Palaspas: An Appreciation of Palm Leaf Art in the Philippines with Karl Fredrick M. Castro as book designer (AdMu Press), for Design.

The University of the Philippines Press was hailed as Publisher of the Year — for the number of titles it published that not only won a National Book Award but also figured prominently in the deliberations as finalists.

Manila Critics Circle members Danton Remoto, Rio Alma and Isagani Cruz

It’s still the Manila Critics Circle — with Dr. Isagani Cruz, National Artist forLiterature Virgilio S. Almario a.k.a. Rio Alma, Danton Remoto, Ruel de Vera, Juaniyo Arcellana, Cirilo F. Bautista, Shirley Lua, and Joel Salud as current members — that mainly decides on the selection of books published the previous year and submitted by their publishers for evaluation.

But it has been the National Book Development Foundation or NBDB, headed by executive director Andrea Pasion-Flores, that has taken over the administration of the awards, which is now on its 29th year.

I can’t quite believe that it’s been almost three decades since Isagani called a meeting that was hosted by Dr. Ophelia A. Dimalanta at her UST office, way back in 1982, with Freddie Salanga and I in attendance — for the purpose of setting up the Manila Critics Circle with book reviewers and literary critics as members.

Together with Arlene Babst and Fr. Miguel Bernad, S.J., we handed out our first National Book Awards that year. Now Freddie and Fr. Bernad and dear Ophie have passed on to the next literature, while Arlene, now Mrs. Vokey, resides in Canada.

Since NBDB took over, or rather presided over the administration of the awards a few years ago, there have been changes. Only one title per category can win the award, something that my dear friend Andrea and I continue to engage in polemics about — my point being that there are certain years when a genre or category turns out to be so strong that two or three representative titles can all deserve an NBA, whereas other categories may have a lean year. But then the NBDB head honcho is a lady, so I don’t think I stand a chance to win this argument.

Not that each category is automatically given an award, in the present set-up. As it used to be in “our” time (I’ve been on leave from the MCC, per Isagani’s view), there may be finalists in a category that will not gain elevation to a National Book Award.

What happens now is that only five of the current MCC members get assigned to join the discussions — this time together with one genre specialist designated by the NBDB, as well as one other, over-all judge, also care of the NBDB.

This year, I served as NBDB appointee for the Lit Crit genre, which wound up with only one finalist. And I’m happy that our choice made it all the way to that enviable Cacnio trophy.

Last week, the NBDB organized yet another literary activity, the First International Literary Festival, a three-day affair conducted at some meetings rooms in the Hotel Intercon — with what are called “breakout sessions” simultaneously presented as thematic modules covering a wide range of literary interests, including authorship and publication. The entire shebang was billed as “Lit Out Loud,” or “LOL!” for short.

As I write this, it’s all been wonderfully impressive and very successful, with crowds actually paying for tickets that entitled participants to take in any of the sessions as well as hobnob over meals and refreshments with the over 50 Filipino writers and six foreign guests who represented writers, critics, publishers and literary agents from India, Singapore and Australia.

I wasn’t there for the welcome session on Thursday morning, Nov. 18, but heard of how everyone was delighted with the unique opening ceremony at the large Bahia Room that had tenor Dondi Ong emerging from amidst the audience to sing powerful arias, and poets Jimmy Abad and Mike Coroza doing the same, with recitations of their own verses.

The keynote speech was delivered by Butch Dalisay, who’s been on a roll from Virginia, USA (I trust he’s been taking his luck to poker dens), after which he served as moderator for the first panel discussion, on “The Novel,” with Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, Patricia May Jurilla, and Rose Torres-Yu as panelists.

In the afternoon of Day One, the sessions held for 90 minutes each at the Bel-Air, North Forbes, South Forbes, San Lorenzo and Dasmariñas meeting rooms were, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.:

“Translating from the Regional Languages” (When translating from the regional languages, do we accept that English is the translation we need, or should we translate to Filipino?), moderated by Ricardo de Ungria, with fellow poets Marne Kilates and Marjorie Evasco serving as panelists; “Intertextuality and Plagiarism” (Is the novel dead? Is the practice of intertextuality technique a violation of the other artist’s copyright?), with Isagani Cruz as moderator and young poets/writers Angelo Suarez, Carljoe Javier, and Angelo Lacuesta as panelists; and

“Literary Journalism” with Susan Lara as moderator and Mita Kapur, Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo and Criselda Yabes as panelists.

From 3:30 to 5 p.m., the competing (in a way) themes were: “Writing the Asian Experience in English” (How writing in English can reflect the Asian experience), with J. Neil Garcia as moderator and Vikas Swarup and Krip Yuson as panelists; “Roots and Imagination: What do we write about?” (Bringing our own experiences to the world to reach markets, does one need a big theme? Should one write about nation?) with Jimmy Abad as moderator and Christopher Cheng, Andy Mulligan and Charlson Ong as panelists; and “The Importance of Literary Agents and How to Get One” (How Philippine writers can break into the international market through a literary agent and how to find one) with Butch Dalisay as moderator and Mita Kapur and Jayapriya Vasudevan as panelists.

Day One was capped by cocktails and a musical performance, plus a spontaneous poetry reading, at the Filipinas Heritage Library, which by the by was a co-sponsor for LOL!

Day Two, Nov. 19, featured “How to Market Literary Titles” (Marketing literary titles for different markets) with Karina Bolasco as moderator and panelists Rino Balatbat, Mita Kapur and Jayapriya Vasudevan; “Genre Fiction” with Tara FT Sering as moderator and panelists Dean Alfar, Karl de Mesa and Yvette Tan; “The Children’s Market: What has Changed in 20 Years and What Sells Now” with Sandra Padilla-Ramos as moderator and panelists Christopher Cheng and Andy Mulligan; “Emerging Forms of Literature” (The prevalence of new forms/experimental literary works) with Erwin Romulo as moderator and panelists Vim Nadera and Angelo Suarez; “The Young Adult Novel” (The forms, the topics, the age, and being culturally specific) with Ramon Sunico as moderator and panelists Andy Mulligan and Christopher Cheng; “Writing Online” (The forms, what to write about, and how writers promote themselves online) with Tarie Sabido as moderator and panelists Carljoe Javier, Luis Katigbak and Marne Kilates; “From Manuscript to Film” (Screenwriters and filmmakers on the challenges of writing for film) with Jose F. Lacaba as moderator and panelists Jerry Gracio, Eric Ramos and Vikas Swarup; “Graphic Literature” (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) with moderator Carlo Vergara and panelists Gerry Alanguilan and Elbert Or; “How to Teach Literature to Young Adults” (A lecture for teachers on how to read and teach different genres of literature to young adults) with Mailin Paterno-Locsin as moderator and panelists Anna Rodriguez and Onofre Pagsanghan; “Filipino Poetry over the Years” with moderator Michael Coroza and panelists Rio Alma, Bienvenido Lumbera and Roberto Añonuevo; “How to Make Book Trailers” with Christopher Cheng; and “Travel Writing” (How to turn one’s personal journal into publishable essays) with Ralph Galan as moderator and panelists Tara FT Sering, Ruey de Vera and Krip Yuson.

Day Three, Nov. 20, featured “The Man Asian Literary Prize: What Makes an International Prizewinning Book?” (The latest changes in the Man Asian rules and the importance of winning international awards) with Butch Dalisay as moderator and panelists David Parker, Charlson Ong and Krip Yuson; “Literary Appreciation for High School Students” (Reading appreciation for literary pieces) with Carla Pacis and Cyan Abad-Jugo; “A Library that Reaches Out” (How librarians can make libraries more interactive to attract readers) with Troy Lacsamana of the Quezon City Public Library and Maritoni Ortigas of Filipinas Heritage Library; “Storytelling Workshop for Teachers” with facilitator Tony Yanza; “Writing the Diaspora” with moderator J. Neil Garcia and panelists Oscar Campomanes and Jose Wendell Capili; “Making Your Own Center Away from the Center (Non-Manila based writers on how they make literature come alive in their respective regions) with moderator Ricky de Ungria and panelists Merlie Alunan, Resil Mojares and Abdon M. Balde; “Launch of The F-Word” — A cooking demo and book signing with Mita Kapur; “Gender Issues in Writing” with moderator Jose Wendell Capili and panelists J. Neil Garcia, Danton Remoto and Jhoanna Lyn Cruz; and “100 Years of Philippine Poetry from English” with moderator Jimmy Abad and panelists Ricky de Ungria and Krip Yuson.

Finally, capping the three-day fest were a reading and book discussion with Andy Mulligan and a screening of Slumdog Millionaire with annotations by Vikas Swarup, author of the novel Q&A on which the celebrated film was based.

To have assembled such an international literary cast and given audiences the opportunity to discuss various topics, issues and concerns with them, up close and personal, was quite a feat, we must say. Kudos to NBDB for LOL! And may it become a yearly affair.

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/