On October 27, 2018, writers, illustrators, educators, students and children’s literature enthusiasts gathered to attend the first Pista! (Pambansang Komperensiya sa Panitikang Pambata).
Komura; is back, but this time it’s not a book fair. In constant pursuit of its goal to help Filipino storytellers nurture their practices and explore the possibilities of literature and print, this upcoming Komura; is an intimate conference centered around conversations on the ins and outs of sustaining a career or venture within the burgeoning arts, tech and culture landscape.
Anvil Publishing & Embassy of Denmark Release Classic Fairy Tales by Hans Christian AndersenTranslated by Josè Rizal
Manila, Philippines — Anvil Publishing announces the release of a new book entitled Hans Christian
Andersen and Jose Rizal: From Denmark to the Philippines, a compilation of classic fairy tales with Jose Rizal’s translation in Filipino, available starting on October 5, 2018.
Segundo Matias Jr. and Lampara Books' epic fantasy series Moymoy Lulumboy continues its journey with its fifth installment entitled Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Lihim Ng Libro, the novel takes readers to the beguiling world of Gabun where local mythological creatures like aswang, duwende, manananggal, kapre, and tikbalang co-exist with each other and fight for communal peace. The thought of having a “mabait na aswang” as the “bida” or main character is something new in the Philippine literature, especially for an adolescent novel such as this.
Fans of NPR Tiny Desk concert, Warehouse Eight co-founder Kayla Dionisio and Kwago founder Czyka Tumaliuan started a series of gigs for musicians to freely express who they are and to closely connect with people in a no-frills setting. They recorded most of the performances and is exclusively launching them all on a no shoes and no phone gathering called Echoes at the Warehouse on September 22, 4pm - before midnight at Warehouse Eight, La Fuerza Plaza.
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.