- Komura; Pixel - local indie video games and immersive storytelling in tech
- Komura; Playground - shared space for individual zine makers experimenting on print
- Komura; Studio - visual poetry and zine workshops
- Komura; Creators Grant - funding a local creative with a crazy idea
- Echoes - stripped down gigs featuring musicians as storytellers; a platform to express
- Book Bar - fiction-inspired cocktails and coffee
- Vinyl and lounge area - musicians selling EPs and old records from their personal collection
Supported by homegrown logistics company Xend, Warehouse Eight together with Kwago is bringing Komura; book fair back with new pockets of experiences and initiatives to enjoy and help imagine what storytelling could become.
Another intimate gathering of independent and specialty press, experimental storytellers, and art and book shops around the Philippines, the second iteration of Komura; is happening on June 16, 2018 at Warehouse Eight, La Fuerza compound, Makati City. Featuring exciting new sections and programs, next month’s Komura; is comprised of:
The European Literary Fair to be hosted at National Book Store Glorietta will celebrate European literature at its finest. Dozens of new book titles will soon be available to Filipino readers as the wondrous literary fair highlights the richness and diversity of European writing of all genres from all the corners of Europe – from Portugal to Poland, from Sweden to Switzerland by bringing forth a much-wider offering of European literature like never before.
text by COLLEEN LEANNBERT F. MARIÑO
Ever heard of the gossip that Murakami is going to the Philippines? Sad but the rumors remained rumors. Yet the good thing is Japan actually brought his grace in the country. On February 27 (Tuesday,) The Japan Foundation Manila with Kritika Kultura opened the very first Haruki Murakami Festival (in Manila - Experience his Works through Music, Films and Talks) at the Leong Hall Auditorium in Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU). This month-long festival aims to showcase a series of free exciting events where people can enjoy understanding Murakami’s world with our senses: 1. “Talk about” Murakami 2. “Watch” Murakami and 3. “Listen to” Murakami.
The Japan Foundation, Manila presents the first ever Haruki Murakami Festival in Manila -- Experience his Works through Music, Films and Talks from February to March 2018. The Festival, which showcases one of the world’s best-selling and most popular Japanese contemporary novelists, Haruki Murakami, consists of a series of free events categorized in three segments where you will have opportunities to enjoy the world of Murakami with
Text by Marz Aglipay; Photos by Martina De Vera
November 18 - Manila, Philippines. The co-working space of Warehouse Eight hosted the first edition of Komura; Book Fair, which drew sizable traffic of like-minded book lovers, especially towards the evening.
Sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Warehouse Eight, together with Kwago Bookstore, organized the first experience-driven book fair that explores different ways to consume literature.
Now occupying two floors of exhibit space to cater to book lovers, the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), promises to be bigger on its 38th year, set on Sept. 13-17, at the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City. Expanding its exhibit area from 9,130 to 11,980 square meters, MIBF 2017 will dedicate the entire second floor to children’s books and young adult books.