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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Taboan 2010 in Cebu!

Related Post: "Writers to gather in Cebu for Taboan 2010" (THE MANILA TIMES)

"Taboan 2010: Philippine International Writers Festival" will be held at the Casino Español de Cebu on 10-12 February 2010.  The press release below is lifted from the website of the Arts Council of Cebu Foundation, Inc.


Everything is set for TABOAN 2010: 2nd Philippine International Writers’ Festival, the Literary component of the Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF) of the NCCA (National Commission for Culture & the Arts), on February 10 – 12, at the Casino Español de Cebu. 120 official delegates and guests are expected to attend this three-day meeting of writers and literature lovers from all over. The event is supported by the Globe Telecom, The Department of Tourism, University of Southern Philippines Foundation and San Miguel Corporation.

PIAF Festival Director Ricardo de Ungria, well-known poet and educator, heads the National Committee on Literary Arts of the NCCA, as well as the Awards Committee for the 1st Taboan Literary Awards that will be given to outstanding literary figures in the Visayas, whose prodigious works have promoted in the development of the various Visayan languages and cultures.  Other members of the Awards Committee include Dr. Vic Sugbo – NCLA Eastern Visayas Coordinator, Dr. Elsie Coscuella – NCLA Western Visayas Coordinator and Dr. Hope Sabanpan-Yu – NCLA Central Visayas Coordinator.

Taboan 2010 has the Arts Council of Cebu Foundation, Inc. as the NCCA local partner with Arts Council trustee and former Central Visayas NCLA coordinator Marlinda Angbetic Tan as Taboan Festival Director and Arts Council Office Manager Mariz Rallos as Deputy Festival Director.

Inquiries about the Taboan 2010 panelists and topics can be coursed through the Arts Council of Cebu office with Tel Nos.: 63-32 233-0452/ 63-32 233-0236 or email to



8:30pm-9:00am    REGISTRATION
9:00am         PLENARY (Speaker: Dr. Resil Mojares)
10:30am        Open Forum
11:30am        B  R  E  A  K

1:00pm–3:00pm    PANELS

-Topic: Translation
by: Marne Kilates & Dr. Erlina Alburo

-Topic: Regional Children’s Literature
by: Christine Belen & German Gervacio

-Topic: Ecoliterature
by: Hope Yu & Mindo Aquino

-Topic: Visayan Aesthetics
by: Merlie Alunan & Macario Tiu

3:00pm–5:00pm    WORKSHOPS

-Topic: Novel Thoughts
by: Tim Montes, Vince Groyon, Joel Manuel & Rayboy Pandan

-Topic: Travelling Ideas
by: Alice Sun-Cua,Jing Hidalgo

-Topic: Culture-Bound
by: Christine Godinez Ortega, Lito Zulueta, Macario Tiu & Madrileña dela Cerna

-Topic:  Critical Reviews
by: Jimmy Abad & Benilda Santos



10:00am–11:30am STEP-INTO-STORIES

-Topic: Living Fiction
by: Renato Madrid

-Topic: Living Poetry
by: Don Pagusara, Francis Macansantos, Mark Cayanan,German Gervacio & Jennibeth Loro

-Topic: Living Plays
by: Luna Sicat-Cleto, Arnel Mardoquio & Glen Mas Sevilla

-Topic: Living Non-fiction
by: Lawrence Ypil & Jane Bascar-Ruiz

11:30 am    B  R  E  A  K

1:00pm–3:00pm    PANELS

-Topic: Mainstream Publishing
by: Karina Bolasco, Maricor Baytion  & Marily Orosa

-Topic: Writing for a Living
by: Butch Dalisay, Steven Fernandez & Lino Arquiza III

-Topic: Writers as Artists
by: Josua Cabrera, Radel Paredes & Kragi Garcia

-Topic: Writing Erotica
by: John Iremil Teodoro, Danton Remoto & Richel Dorotan

3:00pm–5:00pm     WORKSHOPS

-Topic: Poetry and Performance
by: Bambi Beltran, Vim Nadera & Ariel Tabag

-Topic: Lit Online
by: Ian Casocot & Jason Laxamana

-Topic: Revealing Lives: Auto/biography
by: Resil Mojares, Juliet Mallari & P. Macansantos

-Topic: Writing Histories
by: Ernesto Lariosa & Haidee Palapar

6:00pm–7:00pm    FREE NIGHT



-Topic: Writing using Dreams
By: Jimmy Abad, Judith Salamat & Jhoannalyn Cruz

-Topic: Writing & Spirituality
By: Renato Madrid, Calbi Asain & Clarito de Francia

-Topic: Writers Block
By: DM Reyes,Napoleon Paris, Lorna Bellanes

-Topic: Writing Ethnicity
By: Antonio Enriquez, Arifar Jamil & Scott Saboy

11:30 am    B  R  E  A  K

1:00pm–3:00pm    WORKSHOPS

-Topic: Songwriting
by: Renato Madrid & Don Pagusara

-Topic: Writing and Family
By: Kaira Zoe Alburo, Monica Macansantos & Jhoniel Bajado

-Topic: Writers Groups
By: Josua Cabrera, Dante Rosales & Joey Baquiran

-Topic: Organizing Workshops
By: Christine Godinez-Ortega & Phil Harold Mercurio

3:00pm–5:00pm    NCCA hour
6:00pm–7:00pm    AWARDING CEREMONY & CLOSING (Taboan Awards)

Thursday, January 14, 2010