Events

This Book Fair Celebrates

Anyone Who Identifies

As A Woman

by Inside Manila Team, May 10, 2019 3:00pm

Art by Dani Elevazo

Events

This Book Fair Celebrates Anyone Who Identifies As A Woman

by Inside Manila Team, May 10, 2019 3:00pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
 

In this tumultuous time where the term print media is often associated with dying, and art is still seen as a hobby more than a serious means of income, finding solace in like-minded people and communities that support literature and art is a big of a deal to keep the passion going.

Luckily, there’s a platform that provides support for the growth of the independent publishing communities in the Philippines.

As a refuge for authors, artists and small presses who are not given attention and opportunities to share their works in mainstream platforms, Komura; helped address the global issue of diversity and representation in publishing this year. This year, Komura; aims to address the issue of women representation in the literary and publishing industry. And to further strengthen female identity, Komura; is mounting an intimate, all-women gathering of independent publishers, specialty bookstores, game developers, writers, artists, illustrators, musicians, filmmakers, art shops and zine makers around the Philippines in a one-day book fair on May 18 from 11 am to 11 pm  at Warehouse Eight, La Fuerza Compound, Makati City.

 
 
 
 
 
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Komura; has grown from a book fair, gathering different indie creators and providing space for storytellers to showcase their works. Kwago believes that cultivating a more diverse range of authors and viewpoints within the industry is not only a necessity to keep readers interested but a moral responsibility for authors, readers, bookshops, and publishers.

Komura; has always been a platform seeking to democratize the creation and the dissemination of independently published stories.

 
 
 
 
 
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Komura; is still featuring the same pockets of storytelling (MARKET, PLAYGROUND, ECHOES, PIXEL, BOOK BAR) this year, but is putting a spotlight on female creators and highlighting women in tech and film at Komura; Pixel. Komura; is welcoming Kwago’s newest program "A Curated Shelf" where Kwago invited Raya School co-founder and Adarna’s vice president Ani Almario to exhibit 15 children’s books she would require her own kids to read.

Komura; will be held at Warehouse Eight on May 18, 2017, 11 am to 11 pm. Regular tickets cost 200php; 120php for students. Kids 10 years old and below can come for FREE. RSVP online.


For more information, visit the event page, or follow Komura; on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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