Friday, October 12, 2012

Read Lit District at the Philippine International Literary Festival

READ LIT DISTRICT -- a play on the term “red-light district” -- is the name of this year’s annual Philippine International Literary Festival which will be held on Nov. 14 to 16 at the Ayala Museum, courtesy of the National Book Development Board (NBDB).

Among the literary hot shots expected to be at the festival are poet and professor Chris Abani who wrote Virgin of Flames, Riverside; Tim Tomlinson, fictionist and co-founder of New York Writers Workshop, and co-author of The Portable MFA in Creative Writing; Merlinda Bobis, author of Banana Heart Summer and professor of Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong; and Ken Spillman whose young adult novels include Love is a UFOand Blue, as well as the immensely popular Jake series for younger readers.

Read Lit District is the highlight of the Philippine Book Development Month which features 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.

For details, contact Camille Dela Rosa at 920-9853 local 815, e-mail, or log on to

Reposted with permission from Photo by Alvin J. Buenaventura.

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