Recent Events: PILF, ReaderCon, Miriam College High School, Uno Morato

November 25, 2014 - - No comments


I had a busy few weeks. (Inside voice: You think?)

Photo from Leslie San Jose Tria
The Philippine International Literary Festival and Book Industry Summit (organized by the National Book Development Board) was on November 12 and 13, and I was there both days to both moderate a discussion and be part of a panel. As always, it’s an honor to be asked to share how I’ve published my books. This time I tried to make it more “newbie friendly” and stepped back to explain everything, from the beginning. You would know it though if you already read this blog, so I just gave them the highlights.
Photo from Honey de Peralta

November 14, the third day of PILF-BIS, was also the Filipino ReaderCon. I recently joined the ReaderCon board and was there all day to do a variety of things: moderate a discussion featuring readers who’ve transitioned to writers, watch the panels on diversity and fan fiction, and co-host the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards. I was fine and chipper all day, until right after this picture was taken and as I made a phone call to my husband to tell him I was on my way to meet him, my feet started aching like crazy. I may have been running on bookish adrenaline all day.

Photo from Dean Alfar.

On November 20, I was part of a panel on writing and publishing at Miriam College High School, with authors (and comedians) Dean Francis Alfar, Edgar Samar, and Bebang Siy. It was fun. I can’t possibly recap what made it funny, but it was. I do hope we were coherent. And check out the tchotchkes Bebang brought along! She makes herself feel at home everywhere.

Photo from Bebang Siy.
On November 22, I was with Bebang again at Uno Morato in Quezon City for a discussion on writing, publishing, and everything else, moderated by Anna Sanchez. I chose this pic because it shows me seriously reading Bebang’s erotica novel. (It’s steamy!)
My next talk is at UP Diliman on December 1. I’ve said yes to a few invitations for 2015 already. Thank you so much for being interested in what I do. 🙂

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Mina V. Esguerra writes and publishes romance novels. She founded #RomanceClass, a community of Filipino authors of romance in English.
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