2011 PEN National Conference
Rony Diaz, Ambeth Ocampo, Tony Enriquez lead 2011 PEN writers congress
Philippine PEN authors at NBS Bestsellers-Galleria
The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will hold the Meet the Philippine PEN Authors Forum on 13 December 2011, Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at NBS Bestsellers, Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City.
This forum features Palanca Hall of Fame awardee and writer of children’s stories Edgardo Maranan, poet Ana Maria “Mookie” Katigbak-Lacuesta, essayist and poet Elizabeth Lolarga, and fiction writer and playwright Dean Francis Alfar. The writers will read from their work and talk about their craft.
Philippine PEN National Secretary Lito B. Zulueta will give the opening remarks. Ida Anita del Mundo will serve as master of ceremonies.
This event is co-hosted by NBS Bestsellers and Anvil Publishing, and supported by PEN International in UK and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Book lovers are welcome to the event.
With Gratitude to Our 2011 Philippine PEN Conference Patrons/Sponsors
- Anvil Publishing
- Ateneo de Manila University
- Hon. Feliciano Belmonte, Jr./Office of the Speaker
- Cultural Center of the Philippines
- De La Salle University
- Far Eastern University
- Atty. Saul Hofileña
- National Commission for Culture & the Arts
- Mr. Hyun Mo Park
- Solidaridad Bookstore
- University of Santo Tomas – The Varsitarian
- University of the Philippines
Address: Solidaridad Bookstore
531 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines
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THE PHILIPPINE Center of the International PEN (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will hold the 2011 PEN National Conference on Dec. 1-2 at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Theme is "Archipelagic Feasts, Tropical Disasters: The Literature of Survival."
Keynote address will be delivered by top fictionist Rony V. Diaz.
The José Rizal Lecture on Dec. 2 will be delivered by historian Ambeth Ocampo.
During the PEN Solidarity Dinner on Dec. 1, aside from the usual literary readings, Antonio Enriquez's new novel The Survivors published by UST Publishing House will be launched.
Former Senator Aquilino Pimentel, a former mayor of Cagayan de Oro City and Enriquez's provincemate, will attend the book launch.
Dinner will be hosted by the Varsitarian, the official student paper of UST, as a tribute to the PEN and in connection with the 400th anniversary of the university.
Sessions and writers are:
Apocalyptic Literature: Disaster and Imagination—Jun Cruz Reyes (chair), Antonio Enriquez, Gilda Cordero-Fernando, John Iremil Teodoro (panelists);
Landscape and Personal Poetics—Nicolas Pichay (chair), Marne Kilates, Dinah Roma-Sianturi, Marra Lanot, Joel Toledo;
Surviving Calamities: History and Preservation—Malou Jacob (chair), Rosario Cruz-Lucero, Victor Peñaranda, Luna Sicat-Cleto;
Ecology in the Writings from the Regions—Juliet Mallari (chair), Abdon Balde Jr., Glenn Sevilla Mas, Susan Evangelista, Frank Peñones;
Literature in Distress and Popular Media: Ramón Sunico (chair), Charlie Veric, Rolando Tolentino, Gary Devilles;
Feasts and Famine—Carla Pacis (chair), Ricardo Soler, Merlie Alunan, Alma Anonas-Carpio, Yvette Tan.
Susan Lara will introduce Diaz and Charlson Ong will introduce Ocampo.
Convenors are National Artist and PEN chair Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist and PEN founder F. Sionil José, Ronald Baytan, José Victor Torres, Karina Bolasco, Jun Cruz Reyes, Hermie Beltran, Susie Tan, Marjorie Evasco, Shirley Lua, José Wendell Capili and Lito Zulueta.
For more information, contact the 2011 PEN Congress secretariat (0917-5287491); Cesar of Solidaridad Bookstore, 2541068; visit www.philippinepen.ph.
Program (download PDF copy)
The Silent Emergency by Victor Peñaranda
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