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.
Photos and text by Beatrix Adorna
An artist, writer, and a leader; Purita Kalaw-Ledesma is undeniably one of the important figures in the Philippine art scene. To pay tribute to a founding member and the first president of the Art Association of the Philippines; Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Vibal Foundation, and BDO Private Bank launched the book The Life and Times of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma on May 17, 5:30 PM at KL Tower in Makati City.