Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Women's Month Celebration by Anvil Publishing Include FILCOLS Members' Books
The rich and varied trove of books and magazines by and for women is a testament to how far women’s literature has grown. Studies show that women are the biggest consumers of the printed word. This March, Anvil celebrates Women’s Month by highlighting titles that celebrate womanhood. Also, National Book Store and Powerbooks will offer a 10% discount for these titles in a special sale happening on all Wednesdays of March.
Titles included in the sale are anthologies like Filipino Peace Women: Nominees to the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, edited by Paulynn P. Sicam and Olivia H. Tripon; Sarilaysay: Tinig ng 20 Babae sa Sariling Danas Bilang Manunulat, edited by Rosario Torres-Yu, and Ang Silid na Mahiwaga edited by Soledad Reyes.
Other works by noted writers include Bad Kings by Gilda Cordero Fernando, Where Only The Moon Rages by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, and Coming To Terms: Writing on Midlife by 15 Women by Lorna Kalaw-Tirol.
For Visayan readers, a volume of works by Cebuana writers is added to the collection. Babayeng Sugid: Cebu Stories is “a compilation of short stories by women, the first of its kind in the country, written in English and in Cebuano.” It is a project of Women in Literary Arts, Inc. (WILA), the only known organization of women writers in the country.
These titles are available in all Metro Manila branches of National Book Store and Powerbooks and at the Anvil website, www.anvilpublishing.com.
Cordero-Fernando and Pantoja-Hidalgo are active FILCOLS members.