PRWF 2020

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about the festival

The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival, now on its 7th year, is an annual event held by National Book Store and Raffles Makati. Now happening online, this week-long event features a series of talks and discussions about books, literature, and culture from top Filipino writers and artists - all streaming live on the National Book Store Facebook Page (fb.com/nbsalert).


schedule of events

Stories Beyond Imagination featuring Laws of Motion and Attraction by Kaye Allen
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stories Beyond Imagination featuring Laws of Motion & Attraction by Kaye Allen

VIVA Books

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Writers Write the Pandemic with Reine Arcache Melvin Angelo Lacuesta and Dorian Merina
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Writers Write the Pandemic with Reine Arcache Melvin, Angelo Lacuesta, and Dorian Merina

Ateneo de Manila University Press

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Between Worlds Literature as a Portal to a New Safe and Equal World
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Between Worlds: Literature as a Portal to a New, Safe, and Equal World with Glenn Diaz, Dominic Sy, and Mikael de Lara Co

Ateneo de Manila University Press

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One Year of Solitude A Literary Panel from UST Publishing House
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
One Year of Solitude: A Literary Panel from UST Publishing House with Paul Alcoseba Castillo, Joselito D. De Los Reyes, Chuckberry J. Pascual, and John Jack G. Wigley

University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

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Next You Your BestMeEver in the New Normal
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Next You: Your #BestMeEver in the New Normal with Myke Celis

Lifebooks

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Dishkarte sa Kusina with Chef Tatung
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dishkarte sa Kusina with Chef Tatung

ABS‐CBN Books

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UNCENSORED A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of MEME The Baby Book
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UNCENSORED: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of MEME: The Baby Book with Reni Roxas

Tahanan Books

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SHOP TALK UST Authors across the Professions with Vergel O Santos Alice M Sun-Cua MD and Jove Jim Sanchez Aguas PhD
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SHOP TALK: UST Authors across the Professions with Vergel O. Santos, Alice M. Sun-Cua, M.D., and Jove Jim Sanchez Aguas, PhD

University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

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Amplifying the Stories of the Lumad through Children s Literature with Mon Sy
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Amplifying the Stories of the Lumad through Children's Literature with Mon Sy

Adarna House

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Neat Obsessions with Issa Reyes
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Neat Obsessions with Issa Reyes

ABS-CBN Books

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Panitikang Pantakas 1
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Panitikang Pantakas 1: Love Stories in the Time of Covid with Ailamonica, Areyaysii, Bluekisses, and Onneechan

Summit Books

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Stories Beyond Imagination feat Dear Diary
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Stories Beyond Imagination featuring Dear Diary by Ayris Alcachupas

VIVA Books

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Stories Beyond Imagination feat Epik Studios Graphic Novels
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Stories Beyond Imagination featuring Epik Studios' Graphic Novels

VIVA Books

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Writing Komiks in the Time of Pandemic with Russell Molina
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Writing Komiks in the Time of Pandemic with Russell Molina

Adarna House

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Panitikang Pantakas 2
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Panitikang Pantakas 2: Love Stories in the Time of Covid with Megladiolus, Missflimsy, Sunako_Nakahara, Sweetblunch, and Tsubame

Summit Books

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Alinam Diego Domingo and The Mandato Ruiz by Mickey Ingles Book Launch
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Alinam: Diego Domingo and The Mandato Ruiz by Mickey Ingles Book Launch

Summit Books

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A Love Guide from Bliss Authors Step-by-Step New Normal Writing Tips with TheCatWhoDoesntMeow Jamille Fumah and MariaLea
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
A Love Guide from Bliss Authors: Step-by-Step New Normal Writing Tips with TheCatWhoDoesntMeow, Jamille Fumah and MariaLea

Anvil Publishing

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Progresibong Aklat para sa Progresibong Pag-iisip Kung bakit kailangan ng tapang sa pagsusulat at paglalahatla Genaro R Gojo Cruz
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Progresibong Aklat para sa Progresibong Pag-iisip: Kung bakit kailangan ng tapang sa pagsusulat at paglalahatla | Genaro R. Gojo Cruz

Lampara Books

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Why the World Needs to Hear Your Story
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Why the World Needs to Hear Your Story? with Binibining Mia, Zarah Louise, Marianne Mencias, and Mica Meñez

ABS-CBN Books

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Write from Home with Project Foreword Mentors
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Write from Home with Project Foreword Mentors with Ricky Lee, Ardy Roberto, and Makiwander

ABS-CBN Books

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Poetry Reading with Jerico Silvers
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Poetry Reading with Jerico Silvers

ABS-CBN Books

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Salamangka Book 2 by Ian Sta Maria Book Launch
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Salamangka Book 2 by Ian Sta. Maria Book Launch

Summit Books

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After
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
After Breakup with Lee Miyaki

Life Books

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Teaching
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Teaching Values through Picture Books | Patricia Ngo, Hidilyn Diaz, Eugene Evasco, and Maricel Laxa Pangilinan

Anvil Publishing

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Dasalan
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dasalan at Trashtalkan: Poetry as Social Commentary in the Digital Age with Lourd de Veyra

Anvil Publishing

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History
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
History in Quarantine: A Conversation with Ambeth Ocampo

Anvil Publishing

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Stories
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Stories Beyond Imagination featuring Anitu by Jason Paul Laxamana

VIVA Books

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Stories Beyond Imagination featuring Laws of Motion and Attraction by Kaye Allen
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stories Beyond Imagination featuring Laws of Motion & Attraction by Kaye Allen

VIVA Books

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Writers Write the Pandemic with Reine Arcache Melvin Angelo Lacuesta and Dorian Merina
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Writers Write the Pandemic with Reine Arcache Melvin, Angelo Lacuesta, and Dorian Merina

Ateneo de Manila University Press

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Between Worlds Literature as a Portal to a New Safe and Equal World
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Between Worlds: Literature as a Portal to a New, Safe, and Equal World with Glenn Diaz, Dominic Sy, and Mikael de Lara Co

Ateneo de Manila University Press

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One Year of Solitude A Literary Panel from UST Publishing House
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
One Year of Solitude: A Literary Panel from UST Publishing House with Paul Alcoseba Castillo, Joselito D. De Los Reyes, Chuckberry J. Pascual, and John Jack G. Wigley

University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

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Next You Your BestMeEver in the New Normal
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Next You: Your #BestMeEver in the New Normal with Myke Celis

Lifebooks

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Dishkarte sa Kusina with Chef Tatung
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dishkarte sa Kusina with Chef Tatung

ABS‐CBN Books

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UNCENSORED A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of MEME The Baby Book
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UNCENSORED: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of MEME: The Baby Book with Reni Roxas

Tahanan Books

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SHOP TALK UST Authors across the Professions with Vergel O Santos Alice M Sun-Cua MD and Jove Jim Sanchez Aguas PhD
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SHOP TALK: UST Authors across the Professions with Vergel O. Santos, Alice M. Sun-Cua, M.D., and Jove Jim Sanchez Aguas, PhD

University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

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Amplifying the Stories of the Lumad through Children s Literature with Mon Sy
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Amplifying the Stories of the Lumad through Children's Literature with Mon Sy

Adarna House

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Neat Obsessions with Issa Reyes
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Neat Obsessions with Issa Reyes

ABS-CBN Books

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Panitikang Pantakas 1
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Panitikang Pantakas 1: Love Stories in the Time of Covid with Ailamonica, Areyaysii, Bluekisses, and Onneechan

Summit Books

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Stories Beyond Imagination feat Dear Diary
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Stories Beyond Imagination featuring Dear Diary by Ayris Alcachupas

VIVA Books

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Stories Beyond Imagination feat Epik Studios Graphic Novels
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Stories Beyond Imagination featuring Epik Studios' Graphic Novels

VIVA Books

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Writing Komiks in the Time of Pandemic with Russell Molina
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Writing Komiks in the Time of Pandemic with Russell Molina

Adarna House

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Panitikang Pantakas 2
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Panitikang Pantakas 2: Love Stories in the Time of Covid with Megladiolus, Missflimsy, Sunako_Nakahara, Sweetblunch, and Tsubame

Summit Books

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Alinam Diego Domingo and The Mandato Ruiz by Mickey Ingles Book Launch
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Alinam: Diego Domingo and The Mandato Ruiz by Mickey Ingles Book Launch

Summit Books

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A Love Guide from Bliss Authors Step-by-Step New Normal Writing Tips with TheCatWhoDoesntMeow Jamille Fumah and MariaLea
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
A Love Guide from Bliss Authors: Step-by-Step New Normal Writing Tips with TheCatWhoDoesntMeow, Jamille Fumah and MariaLea

Anvil Publishing

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Progresibong Aklat para sa Progresibong Pag-iisip Kung bakit kailangan ng tapang sa pagsusulat at paglalahatla Genaro R Gojo Cruz
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Progresibong Aklat para sa Progresibong Pag-iisip: Kung bakit kailangan ng tapang sa pagsusulat at paglalahatla | Genaro R. Gojo Cruz

Lampara Books

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Why the World Needs to Hear Your Story
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Why the World Needs to Hear Your Story? with Binibining Mia, Zarah Louise, Marianne Mencias, and Mica Meñez

ABS-CBN Books

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Write from Home with Project Foreword Mentors
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Write from Home with Project Foreword Mentors with Ricky Lee, Ardy Roberto, and Makiwander

ABS-CBN Books

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Poetry Reading with Jerico Silvers
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Poetry Reading with Jerico Silvers

ABS-CBN Books

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Salamangka Book 2 by Ian Sta Maria Book Launch
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Salamangka Book 2 by Ian Sta. Maria Book Launch

Summit Books

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After
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
After Breakup with Lee Miyaki

Life Books

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Teaching
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Teaching Values through Picture Books | Patricia Ngo, Hidilyn Diaz, Eugene Evasco, and Maricel Laxa Pangilinan

Anvil Publishing

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Dasalan
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dasalan at Trashtalkan: Poetry as Social Commentary in the Digital Age with Lourd de Veyra

Anvil Publishing

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History
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
History in Quarantine: A Conversation with Ambeth Ocampo

Anvil Publishing

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Stories
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Stories Beyond Imagination featuring Anitu by Jason Paul Laxamana

VIVA Books

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PREVIOUS FESTIVALS

2018 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival
featuring Adi Alsaid, Erin Entrada Kelly, and Nancy Silberkeit

2017 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival
featuring Pierce Brown and Mark Danielewski

2016 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival
featuring Adam Johnson, Anna Todd, and Paula McLain

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