4th Philippine International Literary Festival
Text and the City by National Book Development Board Philippines
Kamini is a featured storyteller at De La Salle University’s Department of Literature
|Date:||11 – 13 Nov 2013|
|Location:||De La Salle University|
Department of Literature
The week of Nov. 11-16 is what the National Book Development Board (NBDB) is preoccupied with these days. This year’s 4th Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF), billed as “Text and the City,” will run in four different university venues and one library-museum, the Ayala Museum.
Its structure is a clever strategy aimed at a larger and a different audience, particularly reaching out to the university student crowd who could not attend previously because of registration costs and class schedule conflicts.
“To reflect the disconnection we experience in the modern city…. To reconnect with what makes us human through our communion with books.” By moving from Manila to Quezon City to Makati, it is hoped that more readers, writers, book enthusiasts and industry insiders can discuss the issues facing book lovers today. And the best writers of each university are given prominence.
On Nov. 12 De La Salle University’s Department of Literature chaired by Professor Dinah Roma Sianturi is host to the 4th Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF), billed as “Text and the City,” . The featured guests are international storyteller Kamini Ramachandran of Singapore and Jasmine Ann Cooray of London, poet and author of “Everything We Don’t Say.”