Lumikha, Lumaya! Lunsad Aklat ng Susmatanon at Tuligsa

Ilulunsad sa Hunyo 8, 2018 4:00nh-6:00nh sa SIKAT Events Venue (likod ng Popular Bookstore), Tomas Morato ang mga aklat nina Ka Edong Sarmiento na Susmatanon: Mga Kuwentong Pambata na inilathala ng UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino at Tuligsa at iba pang Tula ni Rene Boy Abiva na inilathala naman ng PANTAS Publishing.

Si Ka Edong Sarmiento ay isang bilanggong politikal na kasalukuyang nakakulong sa Maximum Security Unit ng New Bilibid Prisons sa Muntinlupa. Siya ay NDFP consultant ng Eastern Visayas na sinampahan ng mga gawa-gawang kasong kriminal at hinuli noong Pebrero 24, 2009. Ang Susmatanon ang una niyang aklat pambata na isinulat niya habang nakabilanggo.

Si Rene Boy Abiva ay dating bilanggong politikal sa Ifugao District Jail. Kinasuhan siya ng gawa-gawang krimen ng pamamaslang. Ang libro niyang Tuligsa at Iba pang mga Tula ay koleksyon ng kanyang mga tula na naisulat niya habang nasa loob ng kulungan. Napawalang sala siya at tuluyang lumaya noong Agosto 1, 2017.
Ang paglulunsad na ito ay sama-samang sinusuportahan at itinataguyod ng UP Diliman Sentro ng Wikang Filipino, Samahan ng mga Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), HUSTISYA, Concerned Artist of the Philippines (CAP) at First Quarter Storm Movement.

Bukod sa paglulunsad ng dalawang akda, ipapalabas din ang dokumentaryong “Project Poldet” ng Task Force Free the Artist na tungkol sa buhay at pakikibaka ng mga bilanggong politikal sa Ifugao District Jail.

Para sa iba pang detalye at impormasyon, maaaring makipag-ugnayan kay Cristina Guevarra sa cristina.giba@gmail.com o sa telepono bilang 0999-3933100.

Launching of the Philippine Music and Culture Book Series

The public is cordially invited to attend the launching of two books namely: Philippine Modernities: Music, Performing Arts, and Language, 1880–1941 (edited by Dr. José S. Buenconsejo) and Saysay Himig: A Sourcebook on Philippine Music History, 18801941 (edited by Prof. Arwin Q. Tan). The Philippine Music and Culture Book Series is a joint project of the UP College of Music and the University of the Philippines Press. It is designed to explore the subject of Philippine music in a scholarly context.

The series adopts diverse approaches from socially and culturally grounded music criticism to social and cultural histories and critiques. The authors of the two anthologies are established music scholars and distinguished music and humanities professors from reputable universities. The Music and Culture Book Series is produced under the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) Grant from the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA).

Also launched together with the two books are three accompanying recordings entitled, Saysay Himig: An Anthology of Transcultural Filipino Music, 18801941 (edited by Prof. Arwin Q. Tan). CD 1 covers Piano Music while CD 2 covers Vocal and Instrumental Music and CD 3 covers Ensemble Music.

Dr. José Buenconsejo (series editor of Philippine Modernities) is currently the graduate chair of the UP College of Music and had been its former dean. Meanwhile, Prof. Arwin Tan (series editor of Saysay Himig) is presently the program coordinator of the college’s extension program. He is also the conductor of Novo Concertante Manila, currently ranked third in the top 1,000 mixed choirs of the world by Interkultur, Germany.

The launching will be held on May 25, 2018, 3:30 p.m. at the lobby of the new Music Library, UP College of Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman. Those interested to attend should RSVP at: 981-8500 local 2629 or 2639. Kindly look for Ms. Yvette Andaya or Ms. Eva Cadiz.

Paanyaya sa Lunsad-Aklat ng Kataga-Manila sa Kanilang Antolohiyang “Tuwing Umuulan”

Inaanyayahan ang lahat na dumalo sa lunsad-aklat ng antolohiyang “Tuwing Umuulan” na gaganapin sa ika-26 ng Mayo, 2018, mula ika-4 ng hapon hanggang ika-7 ng gabi. Ang lugar ng aktibidad ay sa Club Intramuros Golf Course (Anda Circle, Bonifacio Drive, Intramuros, Manila).

Magkakaroon ng mga pagtatanghal ng mga tula, interpretatibong sayaw, mga espesyal na bilang at iba pang tiyak na aabangan ng mga makadadalo. Darating din upang makiisa at magbigay ng kanyang pananalita ang tagapagtatag at tagapayo ng Kataga na si Dr. Reuel Aguila.

Ang mga manunulat ng Kataga-Manila na kabahagi ng nasabing antolohiya ay sina: Isaac Ali Tapar, Abby Pariente, Mark Angeles, Melody Samaniego-Lee Ng, Princess Liann Quiñones, Rhea Gulin, Evan John Daynos, Wynclef Enerio, Mark Norman Boquiren, Xeus Foja, Eve Antonio, Jasper Lomtong, at Gerome Nicolas Dela Peña.

Ang antolohiyang Tuwing Umuulan ay nagkakahalaga ng ₱180.00 bilang launch price para sa mga makadadalo at makabibili ng aklat sa mismong araw ng paglulunsad nito. Matapos ang nasabing araw, magiging ₱200.00 naman ang regular price ng libro.

Ang Kataga ay samahan ng mga manunulat at artistang nagsusulong at nagpapalaganap ng masining at makabuluhang panitikan at pagtatanghal mula sa karanasan ng lipunan bilang ambag sa pagbabago nito. May pinatatag itong pitong sangay: Kataga-Manila, KatagaManila South, Kataga-Quezon City, Kataga-Lucena (Panitik), Kataga-Lucena (Tanghal), Kataga-Zambales, at Kataga-Online.

Para mga katanungan hinggil sa nasabing lunsad-aklat, tumawag o mag-text lamang kay Ms. Melody Samaniego-Lee Ng sa numerong 09175645034.

Panulat at Pelikula: Paglulunsad ng “Ang Pag-Ikot ng Salapi sa Panahon ni JLC”

Sino nga ba ang susunod na/sa kuwento? Para malaman, samahan kami sa paglulunsad ng nobelang “Ang Pag-Ikot ng Salapi sa Panahon ni JLC” ni Andrian Legaspi.

“Makakareleyt ka sa kahulugan ng destiny,” ayon kay Jun Cruz Reyes. Ang kuwento ay tungkol sa paglalakbay ng isang lumang-luma at naaagnas na bente pesos. Isinanobela ni Legaspi ang orihinal niyang akda na nagwagi bilang screenplay sa Gawd Palanca.

Kasabay ng lunsad-aklat ay ipalalabas din ang maikling pelikula na pinamagatang “Sa Dilim-Diliman”. Hango sa karakter mula sa nobela, ang screenplay ay isinulat ni Legaspi at sa produksyon ng PageJump Media.

Gaganapin ang paglulunsad sa Setyembre 9, 6:30 p.m., Fully Booked U-View Theater, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, mag-email sa projects@pagejumpmedia.com o bisitahin ang Facebook page na https://www.facebook.com/salapiJLC/.

LIRAhan: Paglulunsad ng From the Eyes of a Healer

Tayo na sa lunsad-aklat ng From the Eyes of a Healer: an anthology of medical anecdotes (Alubat Publishing) na inedit ni Joey A. Tabulá, manggagamot at kasapi ng LIRA, sa 16 Mayo 2017, 8-10ng, sa Conspiracy Bar, Lungsod Quezon.

Magkakaroon ng maikling programa para kilalanin ang mga kontribyutor ng antolohiya. Abangan ang mga natatanging pagbása mula sa mga kontribyutor na manggagamot ng bayan. Mayroon ding pagbása ng tula mula sa mga kasapi ng LIRA at musika sa gabing ito.

Mula kay Prop. Michael L. Tan: What a delightful compilation of stories.  The candor, the willingness to speak of their feelings, uncertainties and vulnerabilities, humanizes the healing profession, and makes us better appreciate how Medicine’s true drama comes in little everyday triumphs. These are stories of physicians who are good: good as mabuti, good as magaling.

 

Kilalanin ang editor ng From the Eyes of a Healer:

Si Joey A. Tabula ay isang general internist. Fellow siya ng Tula sa Iyas (2016) at Iligan (2017) National Writers Workshop at aktibong miyembro ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA), grupo ng mga boluntaryo-makata na nagsusulat sa Filipino. Mababasa ang kaniyang malilikhaing akda sa Philippines Free Press, Philippines Graphic, Liwayway, Philippine Daily Inquirer, at ilang lokal na antolohiya. Nagtapos siya ng Medisina sa UP at ng Internal Medicine sa PGH at kasalukuyang nag-aaral ng MFA in Creative Writing sa DLSU.

UP Press Book Launch: The Balance Concept in Nursing: New Perspectives in Survival and Health by Daisy Rodriguez

 

Nursing administrators, faculty, and students in nursing and allied health professions are invited to attend the book launching of The Balance Concept in Nursing: New Perspectives in Survival and Health published by the University of the Philippines Press.  The event will be held at the College of Nursing Seminar Room, UP Manila on November 24, 2016(Thursday) from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The author, Ms. Daisy Magalit Rodriguez, RN, MN, MPA, has been recognized by the UP-PGH Alumni as the “2015 Most Outstanding Alumna.” Currently US-based, she is a known organizational and community leader. She has also various articles and researches published in prestigious journals. 

The author will give a lecture on new ideas on the balance concept as essential to survival and health, utilizing multidisciplinary theories and perspectives, which is cited on her book. It features an innovative model of nursing practice called the “Balance Health Nursing Model”(BHNM), which is also an assessment tool based on the balance approach.

Kataga, maglulunsad ng ikalawang antolohiya

Inaanyayahan ng Kataga, Samahan ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas, ang lahat na dumalo sa lunsad-aklat ng “Kataga II: Antolohiya ng Malikhaing Akda”. Gaganapin ang paglulunsad sa Oktubre 15, 2016, Sabado, ika-apat ng hapon sa College of Fine Arts Auditorium, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Lunsod Quezon. 

Ang Kataga II ay binubuo ng 70 mga tula, maikling kwento, dagli, sanaysay at dula mula sa mga kasapi ng Kataga sa iba’t ibang sangay (Online, Quezon City, Manila, Manila – South, Lucena – Panitik, Lucena – Tanghal at Zambales).

Sina Dr. Reuel Molina-Aguila, Mark Angeles at Fedinand Pesigan-Jarin ang mga editor ng pinakabagong antolohiya mula sa Kataga.

Para sa mga katanungan tungkol sa lunsad-aklat o detalye ng pag-order ng libro, i-like o magpadala ng mensahe sa https://www.facebook.com/kataga.lit/

Paglulunsad sa nobelang “Toto O” ni Charmaine Lasar

Inaanyayahan ang lahat sa lunsad-aklat ng “Toto O.” na isinulat ni Charmaine Lasar. Ang nobela ay nagwagi ng unang gantimpala sa nagdaang ika-65 Gawad Palanca. Ang 21 taon gulang na si Lasar ay popular na kilala bilang si “Justmainey” sa Wattpad, kung saan niya nahasa ang kanyang talento sa pagsulat. 

“Pag pinagsama-sama at pinagtahi-tahi ang maliliit na sirkulo ng totoong ito, susurpresahin tayo ng bisa ng mga monumental na pagtingin sa pagmalas sa buhay at pagku-kwento”, sabi ni Eros Atalia sa kanyang introduksiyon sa nobela.

Gaganapin ang paglulunsad sa Oktubre 22, 5:30 p.m., Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. Ang aklat ay inilimbag ng PageJump Folio.

#HeistClub: The Launch

Let’s write Crime! Filipino writers were challenged to write tales of dark pathways and mysterious psyches, misdemeanor and trouble, dread and doubt.

#HeistClub was an online workshop facilitated by Mina V. Esguerra in the last quarter of 2015. The class was organized by Bronze Age Media and sponsored by Buqo and Enderun’s The Study.

Each crime story had to be set in the Philippines, and it had to be written in English. Each story should pave the way for a series, so it should be Case #1, with the next cases in the works for subsequent release. A foreign language needed to be incorporated into the story, with our sponsor, Enderun providing the writers free translation services.

The following mentors gave invaluable tips and lessons to the writers during the course of the workshop: Jennifer Hillier, F.H. Batacan, R.J. Taduran, Kevin Uy, Juliet Grames, and Andrea Pasion-Flores.

In the end, sixteen crime stories were produced. They were released in three ebook bundles on the Buqo application early this year. The bundle names are: What We Fear, Why We Run, and What We Hide.

#HeistClub: Why We Run
· Bayawak’s Trail by Justine Camacho-Tajonera

· The Fraud Hunter Book 1: Chasing an ATM Schemer by Racquel Sarah A. Castro

· The Retreat by Yeyet Soriano

· Come With Me by Michael Recto

· Inertia by Sette Luis

#HeistClub: What We Fear
· Till Death Do Us Apart by Irene Nicholas-Recio

· Soul Makers by Jee Ann Guibone

· Classified by Georgette S. Gonzales

· High Stakes by Ana Valenzuela

· Dressed to Kill by Cassandra Javier

#HeistClub: What We Hide
· Snakehead by Bianca Mori

· Sampaguita by Mark Manalang

· Let’s Play Murder by Farrah F. Polestico

· Corpus Delicti by Porcupine Strongwill

· The Flame Squad: Sly Prince by Jessica E. Larsen

· The Gung Ho Lady by Arlene Manocot

On June 25, 2016, at 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Enderun’s The Study, located at 4th Floor, Podium, Ortigas Center, the sixteen stories will be officially launched to the public. From the time they were released in their ebook bundles, some of the authors have refined, updated and enhanced their respective stories for release as stand-alone novels/novellas in multiple platforms: Buqo, Kindle, Smashwords, and print.

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623193478001367/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/heistclubthelaunch/

Kasingkasing Press to launch two new books on April 30

Kasingkasing Press will launch two books on April 30, 3:00 P.M, during the Produkto Lokal Fair at the Yusay-Consing Mansion (in front of Molo Church), Locsin Street, Molo, Iloilo City.

Mansyon by Agnes Españo-Dimzon is a collection of creative non-fiction in Hiligaynon. The essays are recordings of the author’s various personal experiences. The collection is a precursor as it is by far the only book in creative non-fiction published in Hiligaynon. Espano-Dimzon has attended regional and national writing workshops. She was a former teacher of the Iloilo National High School Special School for the Arts.

Repentances and Rehabilitations by Alain Russ Dimzon is a compilation of the author’s published earlier poems in English. Merlie M. Alunan, in her preface, describes the collection as a trip to the “jungles of the claustrophobic psyche” as the poems take the readers “through… dark, chartless, narrow spaces of sensibility” and to “a netherworld of darkness where even breathing is painful and the eyes search in vain for brightness.” Dimzon’s poems have appeared in national anthologies and magazines. A Palanca awardee for the short story in Hiligaynon, Dimzon was given the Gawad Emmanuel Lacaba (Best New Writer in Hiligaynon) by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2000.

Special guests during the launching are Palanca Hall of Famer Leoncio P. Deriada, Alice Tan Gonzales and award winning writer and critique John Iremil E. Teodoro.

April 30, 2016
1. Repentances and Rehabilitations poem by Alain Russ Dimzon
2. Mansyon Creative Non-Fiction in Hiligaynon by Agnes Españo-Dimzon

May 16, 2016
1. Prinsesa ng Palawan Poems by John Iremil E. Teodoro
2. Faces, Phases, Places Essays by Maria Dulce Deriada

July 21, 2016
1. Mga Pabula ni Aesop sa Aklanon Translation by Melchor F. Cichon
2. Mga Tingog sa Iya Alagyan Lyrics by Alain Russ Dimzon
3. Abril kag Mayo Poems in Kinaray-a and Hiligaynon by Norman T. Darap