Eight La Salle writers, including National Artist for Literature Cirilo F. Bautista, will launch their books at “8×12: A Book Launching” on Jan. 30, 4-7 p.m., at Libraries Multipurpose Room, 12/F Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila.
Event is organized by the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center and the Literature Department of DLSU in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House (USTPH), University of the Philippines (UP) Press, Bookmark Inc., and Balangay Productions.
Bautista is launching his latest poetry collection, “In Many Ways: Poems 2012-2016,” published by USTPH.
Joining Bautista at the launch are Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta (“Hush Harbor,” USTPH); Alice M. Sun-Cua (“Kissing Through a Handkerchief and Other Travel Tales,” USTPH); Em Mendez (“Anagnorisis,” USTPH); Vijae Alquisola (“Sa Mga Pansamantala: Mga Tula,” USTPH); Genaro Gojo Cruz (“Kural na Bahay,” Bookmark); Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles (“Talik,” Balangay); and Rolando B. Tolentino (“Kabataang Kulturang Popular at mga Sanaysay sa Kartograpiya ng Disaster at Aktibismo sa Filipinas,” “Indie Cinema at mga Sanaysay sa Topograpiya ng Pelikula ng Filipinas,” and “New Media at mga Sanaysay sa Platitude ng Bagong Objek ng Media at Mediasyon sa Filipinas,” all by USTPH; “Pag Mabilis na Umalis Baka Di Naman Talaga Dumating at Iba Pang Kuwento,” UP Press; and “Sapantaha: Kalipunan ng mga Maikling Kuwentong Spekulatib at Imahinatibo,” coedited with Luna Sicat-Cleto, UP Press.
The event is open to the public. Call 5244611 local 233; e-mail email@example.com.