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Kritika Kultura Reading Series presents Carljoe Javier and Eliza Victoria

Kritika Kultura, the refereed e-journal of language and literary/cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, presents the second installment of the Kritika Kultura Reading Series. This event, which features writers Carljoe Javier and Eliza Victoria, will be on December 9, 2013, 4:30-6:00 p.m., at the 5th floor, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University.

The Kritika Kultura Reading Series aims to give a space for emergent writers to read from their newly published projects or works in progress. Each installment features two writers engaging with convergent themes or aesthetic dispositions. The first installment, held last November 18, 2013, featured poets Joseph de Luna Saguid and Allan Pastrana.

Carl Javier has written fiction, non-fiction, films, and most recently komiks. His books include The Kobayashi Maru of Love (Youth and Beauty Brigade, 2010), Geek Tragedies (U of the Philippines P, 2011), and a novel—an excerpt of which is available in Kritika Kultura—that he is currently revising. He teaches courses in Creative Writing and English at the Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Eliza Victoria graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2007. Her books include the short story collection A Bottle of Storm Clouds (Visprint, 2012) and the science fiction novel Project 17 (Visprint, 2013). Her fiction and poetry have appeared in several online and print publications in the Philippines and elsewhere, and have won prizes in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature and the Philippines Free Press Literary Awards. For more information, please visit her online home,

Original release posted here.


I will be reading pages from my new novel. Carljoe I think will be doing the same. Exciting!

In the meantime, listen to Carljoe’s Lumpen Culturati Podcast, Episode 1, where he and guest Mikey Atienza talk about Isabel Yap’s “Sink.”

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