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PEN holds teaching workshop Monday in Naga

The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will hold For Love of the Word:  Workshops on Teaching Philippine Literature in High School and College, today, July 28, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Camarines Sur.

 

Workshop will consist of two general sessions on regional and national literatures: Teaching Bikol Literature by award-winning writer-scholar Paz Verdades Santos; and Teaching National Artist F. Sionil José by award-winning fictionist-teacher Timothy Montes.

 

Workshop sessions will be supplemented by a forum on The New Local: Poetics and Politics of Bikol Contemporary Writers, with poets Frank V. Peñones Jr., Maryanne Moll and Estelito Jacob; moderated by Tito Genova Valiente, director of the Institute of Bikol History and Culture, as chairman.

 

To be launched are publications from the Ateneo de Naga University Press: “Obras Maestras: A Manual for Teaching Bikol Literature,” edited by Paz Verdades Santos and Marifa Borja-Prado; “P.I. and Cancion nin Tawong Lipod” by H. Francisco Peñones Jr.; “Pinagrok asin iba pang rawitdawit” by Estelito Jacob; “Married Women: Stories” by Maryanne Moll; and the inaugural issue of “Bikol Studies Journal,” edited by Federico José Lagdameo.

 

The workshop is supported by PEN International in London and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

 

No registration fee. For pre-registration, contact Philippine PEN at Solidaridad Bookstore, 531 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila; e-mail [email protected]; call +63917-5287491.

 

 

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