Glad I was able to attend Aklatan 2013, the first all-Filipino book festival. It’s like visiting a bookstore with lots of Filipino Literature; from novels to short stories to poems and even graphic novels. Good stuff, I tell you but my pocket didn’t allow me to indulge more. The book fair started at 8AM and I went there around 9. My only goal that day was to buy the TRESE Book (The Diabolical stories) and have it signed by the authors; Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. Mali ata ang basa ko ng program. I thought they will be at the book fair at 9am (because the program said that it will be a book launching for the said title) but turned out to be in the afternoon. Thought I would be disappointed but no. I stayed a little bit more and saw more interesting stuff and well, people 🙂
So, what can you say? May movie na! Then the writers during their childhood days. Can you guess?
Visprint. Ang pasimuno.
ADMU press and I forgot the name of the other publishing company.
UST press and Vibal
Adarna. Summit Media. KOMIKON.
The National Book Development Board Chair FLOR MARIE “NENI” STA. ROMANA-CRUZ gave speech and some information about the reading books statistics and development. The guitarist of Ang Bandang Shirley performed two songs for the bookworms.
There was a mini tulaan.
The contemporary Filipino writers signing their books for the bookworms.
The chance of meeting these awesome people. Yey for Lourd de Veyra, Eros Atalia, Carlo Vergara and Ricky Lee!
The bookworms were listening attentively to these awesome writers. 🙂
Went home with these.
Thank you, Visprint!