On Nov. 14, Friday, I will be facilitating an Authors as Readers panel at the 4th Filipino ReaderCon. Featured on the panel are writers Katrina Stuart Santiago (Of Love and Other Lemons), Rin Chupeco (The Girl from the Well), and Edgar Calabia Samar (Si Janus Silang at ang Tyanak ng Tabon).
I was on last year’s panel with Gerry Alanguilan and had a lot of fun, so I’m excited to sit as facilitator this year.
Click here for more info about the panels and activities on that day.
The ReaderCon this year will be held in partnership with the National Book Development Board, which is presenting the 5th Philippine International Literary Festival and Book Industry Summit (PILF-BIS) from November 12 to 14 at the Bayanihan Center, Pioneer Street, Pasig City.
Topics on the sustainability of the book industry amidst ASEAN integration and globalization, plus other pressing issues will be the focus of the discussions.
On November 12, publishing and business experts will talk about issues on sustainability, publishing and distribution models, and the state of the book publishing industry. On November 13, writers and creators will examine issues on copyright, creative content, and the artistic and financial gains of creative work. The sessions on November 14 are in partnership with Filipino Readercon so participants may expect sessions on the interconnectedness of reading, writing, and publishing.
The PILFBIS will also host Aklatan: The All-Filipino Book Fair where participants may purchase the latest titles from their favorite Filipino writers.
Participation fee is P150.00 per day. Participation is free for students and teachers upon presentation of a valid ID.
The PILFBIS kicked off with a press conference this morning, held at Uno Morato.
Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend the whole conference, but I’ll see you at the ReaderCon, okay?