MABUHAY! We are back from a lengthy hiatus and are excited to present our 16th edition on JUNE 11!

DPN16 is a triple celebration: we are commemorating three events, and have programmed three activities in response. Heto naaaaaa!

Link to event:

🎈 KAARAWAN: Celebrating Drunken Poetry Night’s 7th Year

Online Open Mic (Free Access via Pre-registration)

June 11 | 9:45pm-12:00mn

Seventh birthdays usually call for a big celebration. But because we can’t throw a live event due to Covid19 restrictions, we are bringing the DPN party online via Zoom. Open to local and international participants from anywhere in the world (although please note that Filipino and English will be the main conversation languages)

The theme “Kaarawan, Kasarinlan, Kalayaan” is just a jumpoff point; any theme/topic is welcome. No pressure if you just want to listen in too!

Pre-register as reader or as audience here:
First 10 to sign up get 10% OFF from Juanito & Juanita!

🍋 KASARINLAN: Celebrating World Gin Day with DIY Cocktails

Happy Hour (For paying guests; open to Metro Manila participants only)

June 11 | 8:30pm-9:30pm

What made DPN super fun during its pre-pandemic editions were the face-to-face camaraderie and collective drunkenness that accompanied the live readings. For DPN16, we experiment with recreating this experience by organizing an online Happy Hour before the main program.

For a fee, you will receive a DIY cocktail kit and exclusive access to the VIP Happy Hour. Together we will learn how to make two gin cocktails with our partner DrinkManila, for an extra shared experience you don’t get in your regular e-numans! Plus extra chika time with the organizers, wink wink.

Limited to 10 participants from Metro Manila due to delivery coverage; payment confirmation required to secure a spot. Availing the Happy Hour promo already entails you access to the main program.

Reserve your slot here:

🌊 KALAYAAN: Commemorating the 123rd Philippine Independence Day, in Pandemic Year 2

Traditional Filipino Poetry Writing Contest

Ongoing; deadline: June 7

We invite you to join the ongoing writing challenge and try out composing verses in the traditional Filipino forms. For a contemporary spin, feel free to write about your bagets love life, the pandemic, current events, the meaning of freedom–anything goes, really!– but make sure to follow the required rhyme scheme and meter of your chosen form. Selected entries get some cool boozy gifts from us and automatic access to the Happy Hour. Accepting entries until June 7.

Mechanics here:

✨ WHEW! Ayos ba? ✨

Message niyo lang kami beshies if you have questions. Go go go sign up na tayo sa mga gusto nating salihan; pwede rin jumoinerz sa lahat if feel mong magpakabibo gaya namin! 😄 Kita-kits sa June 11!