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Announcing the 1st Filipino Reader Conference


Filipino Readers Make It Social!

The 1st Filipino Reader Conference


When: September 14, 2011, Wednesday, 1-6 PM (during the Manila International Book Fair)

Where: SMX Mall of Asia (Metro Manila, Philippines), Meeting Room 2

Objectives:

1. to provide support, instruction, and social time for book club members and book bloggers
2. to celebrate readers and reading in the Philippines
3. to promote a closer connection between readers, writers, and publishers

Program:

1:00 – 1:20 PM Registration

1:20 – 1:30 PM Welcome Remarks

1:30 – 2:00 PM Keynote Speech: How readers can help promote Filipino authors, publishers, and Philippine literature

Speaker: Carljoe Javier

Author of And The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth, The Kobayashi Maru of Love, and Geek Tragedies. Also published stories in anthologies and magazines, such as Free Press, Philippine Graphic, and Fudge. Taught Creative Writing at UP Diliman and was a fellow for fiction at the UP and Dumaguete National Writers Workshops. Maintains a blog, Lumpen Culturati. Currently teaches for the UP Open University and works for UP Press.

2:00 – 3:30 PM Panel Discussion: Putting up and Running a Book Club – for the fun of it!

Panelists:

Gege Sugue

Founder of Flips Flipping Pages (FFP), an online/offline book club based in Shelfari. FFP has been in existence since September 2007 and has been conducting monthly face-to-face book discussions since May 2008. There are 1400+ online members of FFP. Regular online discussion participants, however, number around 60, while regular offline discussion members number around 30.

Kuya Doni

Kuya Doni is an administrator of the Filipino Goodreads Group, an online/offline Filipino book club based in Goodreads. Filipino Goodreads conducts several online discussions per month and has organized face-to-face meet-ups among members. There are 1200+ online members of Filipino Goodreads.

Tata Francisco

Founder of Ex Libris Philippines, an offline book club and NGO. The book club meets monthly for book discussions and book swappings, and holds fundraising projects to raise money for scholars in UP Diliman.

Facilitator: Peter Sandico

FFP administrator in-charge of online discussions. Publishing professional and also runs a book blog called Kyusireader.

3:30 – 4:00 PM Snacks

4:00 – 5:30 PM Panel Discussion: The Why and How of Book Blogging

Panelists:

Tarie Sabido

That's me! ~^O^~

Charles Tan

Editor, author, and speculative fiction blogger since 2006. Virtually the international ambassador of Philippine speculative fiction. Compiled the Philippine Speculative Fiction Sampler and writes sharp, insightful essays about the state of local and international publishing.

Chachic Fernandez

YA and fantasy blogger. Administrator of the Filipino Book Bloggers website, which is a directory of Filipino book bloggers from all over the world. Organizes and facilitates meet-ups of Filipino book bloggers around Metro Manila.

Aldrin Calimlim

Literary blogger. Also one of the contributors to Pelikula Tumblr, a film blog, and Fully Booked’s magazine. Featured in Young Star Philippines as a book tweeter.

Sasha Martinez

Literary blogger with a vast connection to foreign literary bloggers. Majored in creative writing and is a published writer. Contributes to the Philippine Online Chronicles and does book reviews for Free Press. Finalist in the Arts and Culture Category of the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards.

Facilitator: Honey de Peralta

Eclectic book blogger. Member and administrator of Flips Flipping Pages. Finalist in the Arts and Culture Category of the 2009 and 2010 Philippine Blog Awards.

5:30 – 6:00 PM Socials – venue for bloggers, book club members, authors, and publishers to get together and network

SEE YOU THERE!!!

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