Love literature at the 2017 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival


The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival is back, and it’s better than ever! The three day event is happening at Raffles Makati from August 25 to 27, 2017. It features a series of book signing events, talks, panel discussions on books, literature, and culture.

Check out the answers to your FAQs here.

You’ll get to meet different authors and artists, including some bestselling international authors like Pierce Brown and Mark Danielewski.

Brown is the author of the bestselling Red Rising trilogy, a science fiction – fantasy with three books – Red Rising, Golden Son, and Morning Star. It follows a lowborn miner named Darrow who seeks to take revenge on the ruling class of their futuristic society after he discovers their deceit and betrayal.

Danielewski is a novelist best known for his debut novel House of Leaves which won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award in 2000. It follows a family that encounters an awful darkness in their new home and features experimental choices in form like colored words, handwritten pages, doodles, and drawings. His other works include the novella The Fifty Year Sword and the ongoing 27-volume serial novel The Familiar.

You can find all of their works in NBS. Make sure you keep the official receipt or the price tag (for their book signings!)

Of course, it won’t be complete without our local authors – Pete Lacaba, Edcel Lagman, Lloyd Cadena, June Digan, Raymund Isaac, Francis Kong, Rod Marmol, Charissa Ong, Shakira Sison, and Abbey Sy are just some of them!

See the full schedule here.

Admission is free, and all events will be in Raffles Makati. Don’t forget that only books purchased from NBS, NBS Express, or Powerbooks will be accommodated for the book signing events. If you don’t have copies yet, you can purchase the books at the venue.

Are you excited? More details will be released in the coming days! Visit the website here for more updates or check out hashtag #GoReadWrite2017.

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