WHAT: The Read Lit District
WHEN: Wednesday-Friday, November 14-16, 2012
WHERE: the Filipinas Heritage Library (Opening ceremonies) & the Ayala Museum (Literary session)
Every year, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) spearheads the country’s biggest celebration of books and reading, the Philippine Book Development Month (PBDM). Celebrated every November, the PBDM marks month-long festivities filled with book fairs, contests for students and teachers, conferences, lectures, and literary tours all of which are participated in by publishers, authors, students, teachers, and the general public.
The year 2011 was a landmark year for Philippine Book Development Month and literature in the Philippines as the NBDB successfully organized the second Manila International Literary Festival, the biggest gathering of literary luminaries, both local and international, featuring two Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Diaz and Edward Jones.
For three days from November 14-16, the business district of Makati became home to one of the country’s biggest and historic literary events attracting book lovers and literature enthusiasts from all over the country.
This year, the NBDB hopes to duplicate last year’s successful Manila International Literary Festival by bringing in renowned international authors of diverse cultural backgrounds.
An e-registration form is available at www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph. Adult fees are P2,000 for 3 days or P800 per day. Senior citizens get 20% off. Student fees are P1,200 for 3 days or P500 per day. For inquiries, please contact Camille de la Rosa (926-8238) or Ciela Cayton (892-1801 local 13 / 0917-5612413) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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