Celebrate Pop Culture with Poptastik Pinoy


I’m familiar with Nick Juaquin, Lualhati Bautista, and Amado Hernandez.  The latter’s book – Mga Ibong Mandaragit-was the only Filipino novel book that I read from cover to cover for pleasure.  But literally, I’m not a fan of novels but I like reading interesting short stories, poems, children’s books and essays. These are the reason why I’d like to try and promote Poptastik Pinoy of Ayala Museum, National Book Development Board (NBDB), at Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL).

Poptastik Pinoy

POPtastik_PosterActually sobrang late na nitong announcement ko kasi ngayong araw din ang whole day event ng Poptastik Pinoy.  Pero better na maihabol ko ito lalo na’t ang bibida naman ay mga Filipino writers gaya sa Komiks, telebisyon, radyo at libro.   Ilan pa sa topic na pag-uusapan dito ay ang  Folklore in Pop Literature (komiks, graphic novels, novels, short stories, and TV), Kuwentuhan on Komiks; at Writing in Different Genres.”  Narito rin comic artists na sina Manix Abrera, Noel Pascual, AJ Bernardo, Karen Francisco, at Budjette Tan; novelists Eros Atalia, Luna Sicat Cleto, at Edgar Samar; scriptwriters Suzette Doctolero and Salvador Royales; fictionists Efren Abueg at Yvette Tan; playwright Rodolfo Vera; journalist Ruel de Vera; and Prof. Patrick Campos.

Mayroon din ditong flash fiction writing masterclass (closed na) nila Kristine Fonacier, Angelo LacuestaAndrea Pasion-Flores, at American -Korean writer Krys Lee; seminar na “How to write a book” for professional and amateur writers (Php 4500) na gagawin ni Isagani R. Cruz; at ang pagsi-share ni Garitony Nicolas sa pagpa-publish ng sariling mga aklat sa tulong ng Central Books.

Just in case na hindi ka makaabot sa event na ito ngayon sa Ayala Museum ( sa tabi-tabi ng Greenbelt) mula 8am to 8pm, magkakaroon din promotional activities tungkol dito sa mga Ayala Malls. Ang Poptastik Pinoy ay isa lamang sa mga programa para sa 4th Philippine International Literary Festival na pinamagatang Text and the City.  Ang iba pang guests dito ay mga sikat na manunulat na sina Tony Perez, Rolando Tolentino, at Korean-American writer na si Krys Lee na may akda ng short story compilation Drifting House.

Inspiration Modern Pop writers today: Folk stories

Kung ang mga tanong mo ay pareho o nalalapit sa mga ito:

  • Can you tell your story of the city in 100 words?
  • How and why do comic writers/artists source Philippine folklore in their works?
  • How does the city influence/shape the works of komiks writers/artists?
  • How and why do writers of fiction and popular literature source Philippine folklore in their works?
  • What are the joys and challenges of writing popular literature in different forms, from print to film?
  • How to Write a Book?

Ang Poptastik Pinoy na nga ang maganda mong abutan na event ngayong araw ( November 15). Maliban sa class at seminar ay free ang entrance sa event.



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2 thoughts on “Celebrate Pop Culture with Poptastik Pinoy

  • sa saliw ng awit

    hello, hoshi… like ko ‘tong post, very informative (kahit pa pahabol lang kamo). naa-appreciate ko lagi when you do posts of this nature, ahaha. yong parang what’s going on in town? yon… thanks for sharing and regards… 🙂