Friday, October 25, 2013

POPtaskik Pinoy! and City Fiction 100: A Fiction Writing Masterclass

LitFest turns folk, pop!

Filipino writers will discuss folk and popular literature as shown in komiks, TV, and film as the National Book Development Board (NBDB), Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL), and Ayala Museum hold POPtastik Pinoy! this November.

The event is part of the 4th Philippine International Literary Festival. Titled Text and the City, the LitFest will take place in the major universities in Metro Manila from November 11-14 and culminating at the Ayala Museum on November 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Promotional activities will also be held at the Makati Ayala Malls from November 17 to 24.

The November 15 event is a whole day series of talks which will cover the following topics: “Folklore in Pop Literature (komiks, graphic novels, novels, short stories, and TV);” “Kuwentuhan on Komiks;” and “Writing in Different Genres.” Among the panel discussants and moderators are comic artists Manix Abrera, Noel Pascual, AJ Bernardo, Karen Francisco, and Budjette Tan; novelists Eros Atalia, Luna Sicat Cleto, and Edgar Samar; scriptwriter Suzette Doctolero; fictionists Sarge Lacuesta and Yvette Tan; journalists Ruel de Vera and Kristine Fonacier; and Prof. Patrick Campos.

Celebrated writers Tony Perez and Rolando Tolentino will open the POPtastik Pinoy! program of activities with talks of writing and the city. Korean-American writer Krys Lee will then discuss her short story compilation Drifting House. Lee will be joined by Sarge Lacuesta, Andrea Pasion-Flores, and Kristine Fonacier for a flash fiction writing masterclass, “City Fiction 100,” while other pocket lectures are being held in the Ayala Museum function rooms.

From 5:00 pm, writer and educator Isagani R. Cruz will hold another seminar on “How to write a book” for professional and amateur writers. Garitony Nicolas will also share his experience of publishing his own books with the help of Central Books, the first publisher-on-demand in the Philippines.

City Fiction 100: A Fiction Writing Masterclass

As part of the POPtastik Pinoy!program of activities held in celebration of Text in the City: The 4th Philippine International Literary Festival, Ayala Museum will hold City Fiction 100, a flash fiction masterclass, on November 15, 1:30-3:00 p.m. This workshop is open to professional and budding writers of all ages. Participants will get feedback from acclaimed writers Sarge Lacuesta, Andrea Pasion-Flores, and Krys Lee, with Kristine Fonacier as Moderator.

 Write about a city, real or imagined in 100 words or less.
              City Fiction 100: A Fiction Writing Masterclss
15 November 2013
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Open to professional and budding writers of all ages. Get feedback from writers Krys Lee and Sarge Lacuesta, and literary agent Andrea Pasion-Flores, with travel writer Kristine Fonacier as moderator.

Presented by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with Filipinas Heritage Library and Ayala Museum


Submit your works of flash fiction saved in .doc format to Camille Dela Rosa ( and Verne Ahyong (

 Multiple entries are allowed.

- E-mail must have the subject heading “City Fiction 100 Entry,” and include the writer’s full name, cellular phone number, and short bio (3-4 sentences only).

- Only 25 slots are available. Early submissions will be given priority.

- Deadline for submission is on 2013 November 8. Final list of participants will be announced on November 11.

- A Php 1,000 workshop fee will be collected from the 25 chosen participants. Fee includes a copy of Krys Lee’s short story collection Drifting House. Fee also includes access to all panels for the rest of the day.

- Only one story per participant will be discussed during the masterclass. The decision of the NBDB screening team is final.

For inquiries, e-mail Camille Dela Rosa ( or Verne Ahyong ( You can also call Verne at 759-8288 loc. 46.

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