Category: Events

Leafing Through Pages for Mental Wellness

by Joy Celine Asto Reading Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho was my first brush with literature that tackles the intricacies of mental health. I found its premise interesting. Despite having virtually everything a woman her age could ask for, the titular character decided to end her life in a rented room in a convent. […]

Keeping Reading Alive Through Book Giving

by Agnes Manalo Unlike food or other consumables, a book maintains its value as it gets passed on and read by more people. Every book being given away is a new story for someone to discover, a new world to lose one’s self in even just for a while. And for a kid, it might be […]

Hoarding Comic Books at Komikon 2016

by Tricia Gervacio In the Philippines, Komikon is one of the biggest bi-annual event that comic dorks (and by dorks, we mean awesome people!) look forward to every April and November. Last November 19 and 20, we had two days packed and loaded with comic books, panel talks and movie screenings. Although I wasn’t able to […]

6 Interesthings at the #MIBF2016

We sneaked early into the Manila International Book Fair this year, and we thought we’d share with you a few excithings from Day 1 that might make you want to swing by ASAP. Enjoy! 1. These newly launched pun-ny notepads by Elbert Or and Lorra Elena Angbue-Te: 2. The Return of the Young Prince  by A.G. Roemmers, which appears […]

#GoReadWrite2016: The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival

by Julan Donio Castro As an avid reader and aspiring author, I always look forward to literary events. They provide a venue for discussion on development and promotion of the appreciation for literature, reading and writing. They contribute to fostering the discourse and shaping the landscape of our contemporary literary scene. One of those is the Philippine Literary Readers and […]

Supporting Local: My First #romanceclass by #AprilFeelsDay Heat

by Hannah Taotjo Think: romance literature. Done? Now, be honest—did this picture pop into your head? If you said yes, congratulations. You are now officially outdated. You can put away your auntie’s racy paperbacks now, you won’t be needing them anymore (and those Fifty Shades copies, too). It was my first time to attend an event like […]

Romance in full bloom on #AprilFeelsDay

by Maria Criselda Santos From being a small group of indie authors wanting to get their novellas published to becoming one of the largest reading communities in the country, #romanceclass has indeed come a long way. The authors do not only attract mainstream publishers noawadays, but they also held a successful event last Sunday (April 17), […]