#romanceclass: Voicing Young Adult Characters

by Salve Villarosa Ah, Instagram. A source of joy, a source of envy, sometimes the source of your broken phone because you threw it halfway across the room in a fit of bitterness. In my case, it was the source of landing a job most bookworms would find cool: Getting to be the voice actor for young adult novels. In 2015, I was scrolling, as you do, through my feed when I spotted Mina V. Esguerra’s post about rehearsals for FilReaderCon. The bookworm, as well as the (unemployed) actor in me jumped up and thought, “Rehearsals? Reading? I must know more!”…

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 You are now officially outdated.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 #AprilFeelsDay last April 17, and despite all the research I did on #romanceclass, I could not picture out what was going to happen. All I knew was this: It was a celebration of romance novels written by local authors. And celebrate, we did. At 1PM…

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), dubbed as April Feels Day, in celebration of romance and reading. Mina V. Esguerra, bestselling romance author and organizer of Feels Day, said they had been participating in book fairs and reader events, even doing several of these in a year. But since they were…