Zafra, Celdran, over 30 writers in Cebu Literary Festival, June 20 | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Little Boy Productions and Cebuano Studies Center present the 2015 Cebu Literary Festival at Ayala Center Cebu on Saturday, June 20.

It’s a full day of all things literary starting from 10 a.m., with talks, moderated conversations, workshops, presentations, book launchings, readings and musical performances—all for free.

Hear Jessica Zafra, Carlos Celdran, Merle Alunan, Tim Tomlinson, Resil Mojares, Jun Dumdum and over 30 other writers share their stories and literary experiences.

For more information, check out the Cebu Literary Festival page on Facebook or call 0915-4453049. Use the hashtag #cebuLitFest to join the fun.

10 a.m., Lit Matters: A discussion on teaching literature in Philippine schools with Christine Godinez Ortega, Joseph Tan and Nancy Toledo. Hope Sabanpan-Yu, moderator.

11 a.m., Situation and Setting: A workshop for poetry and prose with Tim Tomlinson, president of New York Writers Workshop.

12 noon, Writing in Tongue: A panel on Bisaya literature with Merle Alunan, Insoy Ninal and Bambi Beltran. Kristee Ann Delfin, moderator. Book launch.

1 p.m., Home and Away: A panel discussion with Cebuano poets Larry Ypil, Nikay Paredes and Jun Dumdum. Tim Tomlinson, moderator. Book launch.

2 p.m., Coming Out: A panel on Philippine LGBT writing with Ian Casocot, Kristian Cordero and John Iremil Teodoro. Niel Kintanar, moderator. Book launch.

3 p.m., Anywhere But Here, Any Time But Now: A reading from a work-in-progress travel book by Jessica Zafra, followed by an  interview with Jude Bacalso. Book launch.

4 p.m., The City as A Story: Carlos Celdran talks about his Intramuros and Imelda narratives, followed by an interview with Isolde Amante.

5 p.m., Mojaresil: Resil Mojares in conversation with Jessica Zafra. Book launch.

6 p.m., Pechakucha x #cebuLitFest with presenters Francis Sollano of Movement for a Livable Cebu, Grace Lopez of USC Film Department, Erik Tuban of Bomba Press, Boboi Costas of Aloguinsan River Eco-Cultural Tourism, Nancy Cudis of Cebu Book Club, and Mark Deutsch and the Happy Garaje team.

7 p.m., Folk Fiction x #cebuLitFest with Ahmed Cuizon, Kristin Aldana-Lerin, Shane Carreon, Jona Bering, Michelle Varron and many others. Short readings and musical performances.

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