Thursday, June 27, 2013

FILCOLS Member ANVIL Publishing invites you to Manila Noir Book Launch

Manila Noir edited by Jessica Hagedorn

Book Launch will be held at the National Book Store Glorietta 1 on 6 July 2013, 4:00 p.m.

Meet and greet the contributors:

Budjette Tan
Rosario Cruz-Lucero
Jose Dalisay, Jr.
FH Batacan
Kajo Baldisimo
Lourd de Veyra
R. Zamora Linmark

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

FILCOLS Member Annie Pacana-Lumbao launches a big book for kids!

Adarna House, in partnership with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), recently released a big book on proper nutrition entitled Walong Baso ni Kuya Paquito, written by Annie Pacaña-Lumbao and illustrated by Ray Nazarene Sunga.
Kuya Paquito, the main character in the story, is the fastest and smartest among his playmates and consumes eight glasses of water and beverages daily. The book aims to facilitate nutrition education, particularly proper rehydration, among Filipino children.
The Nutrition Big Book on Water was pre-tested for attractiveness, comprehensibility, acceptability and self-involvement among the intended users and experts before production and distribution. The pre-testing was conducted in a daycare center and public pre-school in Bicutan, Taguig City, as well as in a private pre-school and a public daycare center in Bacoor, Cavite. The book will be launched during the 2013 FNRI Seminar Series and will be available at selected National Bookstore branches nationwide.
For more information on food and nutrition, contact Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City. E-mail: mcv[at] or mar_v_c[at] Telefax: 837-2934 and 827-3164, or call: 8372071 local 2296 or visit the FNRI-DOST website. (Ma. Idelia G. Glorioso, FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)

Know more about the book here: 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mona Lisa’s Biography to be Launched in CCP on her 91st Birthday

The Cultural Center of the Philippines will hold an all-day affair on June 22, Saturday, to pay tribute to the life and career of movie legend Mona Lisa. Three of her films (“Giliw Ko,” “Sagur”and “Insiang”) will be shown at Tanghalang Manuel Conde for public viewing, and a reception and book launch for press, friends, and family will be held at the Little Theater lobby at 5 p.m.  
The reception will celebrate the actress’ 91st birthday and the launch of her biography, titled “Mona Lisa: A Portrait (From the Memoirs of a Grandmother),” written and published by her granddaughter, Celine Fabie.
The book tells the story of Mona Lisa’s childhood in California during the Great Depression, her relationships during her early career in the ‘40s, World War II in Manila, her comeback years with Lino Brocka in between her marriage and six children, and how Fabie knew her as the grandchild closest to her.
The biography is edited by Monique Francisco, Ida Anita del Mundo, and screenwriter Clodualdo del Mundo Jr., and printed by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc., with layout by Cesar Hernando and cover design by Benjor Catindig.
The main event in the evening will be attended by the birthday celebrant herself. Mona Lisa has not made a public appearance since 2005, when she was honored by German Moreno with a star on Eastwood mall’s “Walk of Fame” in Quezon City.
For reservation and more information on the film screenings on June 22, please call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.
Schedule of Screenings:
Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

How to write romance novella by Mina Esguerra

Contemporary romance novellas are fun, light, quick reads. Usually less than 50,000 words, about the many ways that men and women meet, fall in love, and live happily ever after.

Maybe predictable, if you've read enough of them, but for a writer that just means this is a great format to start a career with. This book will help you:
1. Learn a simple plot structure for a romance novella
2. Set a reasonable and practical writing schedule
3. Finish the manuscript and prepare it for publication

This is pretty much everything I handed over to the class in the online forum. At least, everything they needed to complete their books. It's about 60 pages, and is available in paperback for P500.00. If you're one of the 100 people already in the class Facebook group, you will have a special price (less than P500 definitely, if you want it at all haha).

Email if you'd like a copy! Or order from CreateSpace.

For details, please cCheck out this link:

This entry was reposted here with permission from Mina Esguerra.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

3 Bagong Libro para sa Pasukan mula sa FILCOLS Member Adarna House

Simula na ng panibagong taon kahapon para sa ilang paaralan. Handa na ba ang inyong mga tsikiting? Kung may pasok na, o kahit wala pa, may 3 kaming bagong librong siguradong makatutulong mang-engganyo sa mga bata sa kanilang unang araw sa paaralan.
Sa dalawang bagong coloring book (Magkulay Tayo! 2 at Magkulay Tayo! 3), huhusay ang mga batang kumilala ng mga kulay at humawak ng panulat habang nagkukulay ng mga simple at malalaking drowing. Sa Sanayang Adarnanaman, makapag-eensayong magbilang, sumulat, at kumilala ng mga hugis ang mga batang nagsisimula o naghahanda pa lamang pumasok sa eskuwela.

Mabibili ang 2 coloring book (Php 66.00) at ang Sanayang Adarna (Php 80.00) sa mas mababang halaga (Php 50.00 at Php 60.00) sa Back-to-School SALEhanggang ika-15 ng Hunyo.

FILCOLS Member ADMU Press Invites you to Halina sa Ating Bukas Launch

Malugod kayong inaanyayahan ng
Pamantasan ng Ateneo de Manila
Kagawaran ng Araling Interdisiplinaryo
at ng Palimbagan ng Pamantasan

sa paglulunsad ng mga akda ni
na binigyan ng introduksiyon ni

SA HIMAYMAY NG PUSO at iba pang kuwento

Miyerkules, 26 Hunyo 2013, 4:30 ng hapon
Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City

RSVP: 426-6001 loc. 4613

Saturday, June 1, 2013

FILCOLS Member Anvil Publishing presents Celebrating Rizal

This June, Anvil Publishing, Inc. presents “Celebrating Rizal”,  to honor the Philippines' most acclaimed author, doctor, artist, but most of all, our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
In four amazing books, we pay homage to the history and legacy of Rizal, once considered to be “Asia's Renaissance Man”. We get a glimpse of his life and literature in Rizal: Makata by Virgilio Almario, Anvil Jose Rizal Reader edited by Ani V. Habúlan, Looking Back 5 and Rizal Without the Overcoat both by noted historian and Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist, Ambeth R. Ocampo.
In Rizal: Makata by National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario, he attempts to rediscover and understand Rizal's personality through his writings, and his less known talent as poet.Almario sheds  new light on some of Rizal's iconic masterpieces like the famous poem, To My Fellow Youth.
The Anvil Jose Rizal Reader, edited by Ani V. Habulan,  is a “collection of essays, stories, poetry and images based on and inspired by Jose Rizal’s life and works as celebrated through the eyes of both the young and old. "This anthology hopes to re-acquaint Filipinos with their hero and re-ignite in them the compassion and commitment to country he had during his time.” The book features works in English and Filipino by Ambeth Ocampo, Randy David, Adrian Cristobal, Conrado de Quiros, Barbara Gonzalez, Rene Villanueva, Vince Rafael, Vim Nadera, Mario Miclat, E. San Juan Jr. and many more.
Ambeth Ocampo, best known for his books on Rizal, offers loads of historical facts and trivia in Looking Back 5.  Poet-publisher Ramon Sunico says that this book, besides offering the usual juicy titbits, looks back not just at our history but also on Ocampo's life as an historian, this book being written for his 50th birthday. "His introduction alone is already worth the price of admission.”
In Rizal Without the Overcoat, Ocampo manages to tickle our imagination and get our senses running with some exciting and very controversial information on Rizal's private life including his travels and his relationships with his family. He tries to impart among the young a sense of his research in the hopes of encouraging in them a similar curiosity and enthusiasm for historical facts.
All these books are available at the History Section of National Book Store, Powerbooks and Bestsellers.+++
-Aia Austria