Monday, August 06, 2007

manila international book fair 2007

The LitCritters will be at the upcoming Manila International Book Fair to deliver a talk entitled: Unlocking The Literature of the Fantastic: Philippine Speculative Fiction.

From the programme:


The Filipino is no stranger to wonder and the fantastic. Join multi-awarded fictionist Dean Francis Alfar and the LitCritters as they discuss the emergence and growth of Philippine Speculative Fiction on August 29, 2007 at the 28th Manila International Book Fair. Fantasy, science fiction, horror and the literature of the imagination are alive and here to stay.

The event will take place at Function Room A of the World Trade Center from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM and is sponsored by Powerbooks.

The LitCritters is a reading and writing group founded by Dean Alfar and based in Manila, as well as in Dumaguete. Every week, the group reads and discusses several pieces of short fiction from various genres from different writers with the goal of expanding reading horizons, improving the ability to critique, and learning how to write from the good texts. In addition to speculative fiction, the LitCritters read Philippine literature in English, as well as world literature.

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