3rd Filipino Reader Conference

The 3rd Filipino Reader Conference is happening this Saturday, December 7 at the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University.

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!!!

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