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#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 […]

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#BumasaAtLumaya: Attending Children’s Book Fair and Literature Talks

by Julan Donio-Castro I’ve loved children’s books ever since I was a little kid. During my elementary school years, my friends and I used to stay in the library to read story books with wonderful illustrations. I remember that feeling when we would all say “Wow!” in amazement for reading and looking at picture books, […]

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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 You are now officially outdated.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 […]

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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), […]

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‘Give Your Books A Second Chance’ on the 20th!

If your 20th of February isn’t booked yet, then save the date for us! Together with Every Teacher A Reader and Tweedle Book Cafe, we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day and International Book Giving Day through “Give Your Books A Second Chance.” It will be a night of games, spoken word, #bookbedblinddates and acoustic music—all for a good cause! See […]

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#UmulanNgLibro at the Philippine Children’s Book Summit

by Bryan Meniado A funny memory came to me as I stepped into the Philippine Children’s Book Summit last July 21: Remember those people from publishing houses that visit schools and give out checklists? When I was in Grade 1, still learning to read-slash-still learning my ABCs (haha), I bought my first book through them: Mga Kuwentong […]

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Heaven on Earth: The 35th Manila International Book Fair

by Kachi Parado For three years now, the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) has had a place in my planner every September. It’s even become a tradition between me and my two friends! This year though, it was just me and Michael since Aya’s in Dubai. The MIBF was held last September 17 to 21 at […]

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Writing Romance with Mina V. Esguerra

by Hazel Ureta I’ve always been more of a reader than a writer. However, last month, I was given the opportunity to learn more about writing—specifically, romance writing. Last September, I got to join Ayala Museum’s “Romance Novel Writing Workshop for Adults!” Being it the first day, Mina V. Esguerra, who was the speaker a.k.a “romance […]

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Meeting Stephanie Perkins in Manila

by Elaine Zapanta I remember hearing about The National playing a one-night show in Manila for the first time. I was out of town and couldn’t get proper network signal. When I finally caught up on it on Twitter, my feed was flooded with ALL-CAPS tweets of excitement, wailing emojis and feelings. Mostly, feelings. February 20 came. The day […]