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PEN to feature three women authors in celebration of International Women’s Month

/ 02:30 AM March 19, 2018

In celebration of National Women’s Month and International Women’s Day, the Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets and Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will feature Alice Sun Cua, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, and Che Sarigumba on March 24, 5:30 p.m., at the Solidaridad Bookshop, Manila.


The authors will talk about their latest books and signed copies.

Sun Cua’s latest book is “Kissing through a Handkerchief and Other Travel Tales” (University of Santo Tomas Publishing, 2017). A practicing obstetrician-gynecologist, she writes travel essays and is also a poet and translator.


Katigbak-Lacuesta’s latest poetry collection is “Hush Harbor” (University of Santo Tomas Publishing, 2017). She has won prizes from the Don Carlos Palanca Awards, Philippines Free Press Award, and Philippines Graphic Nick Joaquin Awards. In 2015, she completed a residence with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, United States.

Sarigumba’s book is her novel “Puso pa rin ang Nagpasiya” (Vee Press, 2016) which bagged the first prize at the story writing contest of the National Book Development Board. She has served as Travel and Lifestyle editor of Pilipino Mirror for five years, and is a literary reviewer in Filipino at the Philippines Graphic.

Admission is free. Call 2541086; e-mail

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