Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:30 AM April 23, 2018
Juan Miguel Severo, foremost figure of the spoken word phenomenon in the Philippines, and V.E. Carmelo “Vim” Nadera Jr., SEA Write recipient, will be speaking at the USTingan roundtable discussion on April 28, 3-5 p.m., at the Thomas Aquinas Research Center Auditorium, University of Santo Tomas, España Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila.
Titled “Ang Tula Bilang Bigkas at Palabas,” event is organized by the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS), with the UST Literary Society.
This semester’s USTingan, forum is UST CCWLS’s contribution to National Literature Month.
Severo started performing at Sev’s Café in 2014, where he met Words Anonymous, an active group of spoken word artists, of which he is now the most popular member. His fan base further increased when he played Rico in the JaDine hit rom-com TV series “On the Wings of Love.”
Multi-awarded poet-writer-translator-scholar-techer Nadera is considered the “father of performance poetry in the Philippines.” He is one of the foremost poets in Filipino and is director of the Philippine High School for the Arts in Mt. Makiling, Laguna.
Event is open to creative writers, literary enthusiasts and the general public. Call Anna Nicolas at 4061611 local 8281.