The Filipino Reader Conference is open to everyone with a heart for reading. There will be panel discussions, reading activities and a quality time with other Pinoy bookworms!
The schedule goes as follows:
Kids and their Stories (9:15 – 10:35)
Witness children’s book authors and illustrators interview a roomful of kids and teens to ask them what their favorite books are and what kinds of stories they find interesting.
Panelists: Dang Bagas, Luis Gatmaitan, Frances Ong
Facilitator: Zarah Gagatiga
Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Popular (9:15 – 10:35)
Hear some of the most popular authors of different genres talk about their genres and their fans.
Panelists: Aly Almario, Eros Atalia, Angel Bautista
Facilitator: Budjette Tan
The Digital Filipino Reader (10:40 – 12:00)
Listen to book bloggers from around the Philippines talk about how ebooks have influenced their current reading habits.
Panelists: Ronald Lim (RonReads), Chris Mariano (Ficsation), Gilbert Tan (Bookworm of GenSan)
Facilitator: Gabriela Lee
What Booksellers Know (10:40 – 12:00)
Watch representatives from local bookstores talk about what is popular among their buyers.
Panelists: Dan Gaffud (Bookay-Ukay), Chad Rosario (Summit), Victoria Velasco (Fully Booked)
Facilitator: Kenneth Yu
Authors as Readers (2:00-3:00)
Listen to your favorite authors talk about their favorite books.
Panelists (1): Eros Atalia, Ramon Bautista, Kate Evangelista
Facilitator (1): Mina V. Esguerra
Panelists (2): Gerry Alanguilan, Lourd de Veyra, Eliza Victoria
Facilitator (2): Ralph Semino Galan
The Book Reco Fair (1:00 – 1:45)
Get a slew of book recommendations and book lists for your school or personal reading list from book bloggers and book clubs.
Book Discussions (3:05 – 3:50)
Join four book clubs as they discuss a chosen book.
Flips Flipping Pages – Seasons of Mist by Neil Gaiman
Goodreads – The Filipino Group – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books – Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog by Edgar Calabia Samar
RMM Booked Up – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Readers’ Choice Book Awards Ceremony (4:00 – 5:00)
Winners of the Filipino Readers’ Choice Book Awards, which will be an event held online from July to August, will be acknowledged and awarded.
Readers’ Cocktails and Socials (5:15 – 6:00)
Hangout with fellow readers, share reading stories, and maybe win a few books.
For more information, you may go to their official website (http://filipinoreadercon.wordpress.com/) or their other social media sites:
Twitter – @PinoyReaderCon
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FilReaderCon
Tumblr – filipinoreadercon.tumblr.com
This event is held in partnership with Rizal Library and National Book Development Board (NBDB), and sponsored by Buqo, Fully Booked, Adarna House, Scholastic, Flipreads, OMF Literature, Hachette, Simon & Schuster with media partner When In Manila.
See you there!!!