Book Lovers! The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival Is Back
by Inside Manila Contributor, July 17, 2019 11:21am
Art by Dani Elevazo
From your favorite books to meeting local and international best-selling authors, National Book Store invites everyone to join the Philippine Readers and Writers Festival, a three-day celebration of literature and culture, happening from August 2 to 4 at the Raffles Makati.
Now on its sixth year, the festival’s theme is “Borderless: Bringing Stories from Asia to the World.”It’ll be an exploration of literature’s power to reach beyond borders and resonate with people across the world.
There will be book signings, discussions, and panels about books, literature, and culture. There are also exclusive discounts on local and imported books, cool freebies and giveaways, and big raffle prizes. Each day will feature a different set of talks and panel discussions.
This year’s authors are Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the books The Sympathizer and The Refugees, and Gina Apostol, author of the books Gun Dealers’ Daughter and Insurrecto.
Local authors and artists will also be joining the event. These include award-winning author Butch Dalisay; journalist, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ricky Lee; renowned historian Ambeth Ocampo; author and illustrator Jeremy Tankard; Filipina children’s book author Gail Villanueva; and parenting and education expert Queena Lee Chua; and many others.
Bring your old books and get it signed by your favorite author. The event will start at 9 AM. Admission is free!
This article is created based on a press release by National Book Store. For more information, visitwww.readersandwritersfestival.com or follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.