Bookish events are always something that I fully intend on being 100% involved with and I (almost) always make it a point to find (or make) time just to attend. In this year’s Philippine Readers & Writers Festival, I won’t just be attending. I’m also going to be one of the many panelists that National Book Store invited, and I can’t wait to share with everyone some of my thoughts regarding our discussion topic. Read on for the full schedule of the 3-day festival from August 25th to the 27th!
To start off, I want to share with everyone a few details about the panel that I’ll be a part of together with my friends Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Lyra of Defiantly Deviant, Eunice of Nerdy Talks Book Blog, and Kai of Amaterasu Reads. It’s entitled Keeping Up with Current Literary Trends: Open Discussions on Diversity, Cultural Representation, and Other Disputes. We are hoping to be able to talk about (as mentioned on the title) diversity, cultural representation, and other bookish disputes such as book shaming, ARC envy, authors and/or bloggers behaving badly, bullying (in relation to literature and books, of course), and a whole lot more.
This panel will be on the last day of the festival, August 27, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:30 in the evening at the Namayan Hall, Raffles Makati.
But other than that, I am also extremely excited by the fact that I’ll finally be able to meet Pierce Brown, a.k.a. the author of the Red Rising Trilogy! He’s one of the authors that National Bookstore is bringing in for a book signing, together with Mark Z. Danielewski, albeit their spotlights are to be held on different days.
These are just 3 events that I’m mainly excited for, but the people behind this festival has planned much more! For more details, and a complete schedule guide, feel free to check out the official Philippine Readers and Writers Festival website. And also, be sure to follow National Bookstore on Twitter, and like their Facebook page for future announcements!