Thursday, December 09, 2010

UST Publishing House To Launch New Books On December 10, 2010


From Carljoe Javier, the author of The Kobayashi Maru Of Love, and the new Business Manyaker*, I mean, Manager for UST Publishing House:

The UST Publishing House will be launching six new literary titles at the traditional Writers’s Night, to be held at the GT Toyota Hall of Wisdom at the UP Asian Center on December 10, 2010.

Five titles are by Fellows of the UP Institute of Creative Writing, while the sixth is by a writing fellow of the UP National Writers’s Workshop.

National Artist Virgilio Almario or Rio Alma, will be launching Pitong Bundok ng Haraya a book of literary criticism structured like a journey. Poet, critic, and literary scholar Gémino H. Abad’s Imagination’s Way: Essays Critical and Personal collects long and short pieces that showcase Abad’s ever precocious mind at play. Dean of the UP College of Mass Communications Rolando B. Tolentino’s Gitnang Uring Fantasya at Material na Kahirapan sa Neoliberalismo: Politikal na Kritisismo ng Kulturang Popular is a collection of critical essays on pop culture, ranging from film to “ukay-ukay” and malling, to almost anything and everything in between. Charlson Ong’s newest novel, Blue Angel, White Shadow is a hardboiled detective/murder mystery set in the seedy underbelly of Manila. Sagad sa Buto: Hospital Diary at Iba pang Sanaysay features poet Romulo P. Baquiran, Jr.’s is a creative nonfiction piece about his hospital stay, which is both humorous, factual, and profound. And young, prolific poet Mésandel Virtusio Arguelles launches his sixth collection of poems, Alinsunurang Awit.

The launch of the UST Publishing House titles will be part of the main program of Writers’s Night, which will begin at 6:30 pm. The Writers’ Night is an annual event, hosted by the UP Institute of Creative Writing, traditionally a party for all writers, including the writing fellows of the annual UP Writer’s Workshop, and lovers of writing.

New local books! Attend the launch if you can!

*Just kidding, Carljoe! Biruan lang! To everyone: This term I used is totally mine, not Carljoe's.

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