2014 Panels and Activities

Program of 4th Filipino ReaderCon - Readers Turned Writers

Program of 4th Filipino ReaderCon (click for a larger image)

Plenary: The Power of Readers

Speaker will talk about what readers bring to the equation, both from a book industry point of view and an education point of view.

Speaker: NBDB Representative

From Reader to Writer: Crossing Over from Consumer to Content Creator

Readers turned writers will be invited to trace their journey from a fan to a writer. Speakers will share tips and insights they’ve learned along the way.

Speakers: Reev Robledo, Liana Bautista (country representative of NaNoWriMo), Ariesa Domingo (PopFiction writer)

Facilitator: Mina Esguerra

Reading Programs that Work

A follow-through of a similar panel for educators and students from ReaderCon 2012. Speakers will be teachers and librarians who have implemented a reading program in their schools that actually increased the level of reading engagement of the students. Panelists will share the experience and will also strive to answer the question: What are the elements that ensure the success of a reading program?

Speakers: Cris Tanjutco (Teach for the Philippines), Ann Grace Bansig (De La Salle Zobel), Roselle Masirag (Scholastic Phils.)

Facilitator: Diane Frances Sales (Miriam High School)

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: What makes a diverse Filipino Reader?

Filipino and Asian writers will strive to interpret the hashtag and advocacy #weneeddiversebooks from the Filipino and Asian perspective and try to answer the following questions: what makes a diverse Filipino reader? What makes a diverse Asian reader?

Speakers: Rin Chupeco (internationally published Filipino author), Sophia Lee (Filipino winner of the Scholastic Asian Book Awards), Beverly Siy

Facilitator: Dean Francis Alfar

Yes, the author is alive: Livening up your curriculum with contemporary Filipino works (in cooperation with Biyaheng Panulat)

Educators and students can engage in a Q&A with writers about recommended Filipino works that can be included in school curricula, specifying possible subject, themes, and discussion points.

Speakers: Manix Abrera, Eros Atalia, Jun Cruz Reyes

Facilitator: Paolo Ven Paculan

Authors as Readers (in cooperation with Uno Morato)

Popular Filipino authors talk about their favorite books and books that influenced them to become the writers they are now.

Speakers: Rin Chupeco, Edgar Calabria Samar, Katrina Stuart-Santiago, Conchitina Cruz, & Mervin Malonzo

Facilitators: Eliza Victoria, Carljoe Javier

Fan Fiction: Why we write it, why we read it

Writers and a reader of fan fiction talk about how they discovered it and got into it, their readers, and the value of fan fiction.

Speakers: Jo Bautista (Joei Cassidy), Paolo Chikiamco

Facilitator: Alyssa Urbano (AerithSage)

Non-required reading: The Rise of Book Clubs

Educators and students can learn the best practices of these largest Filipino online and offline book clubs, and see how these practices can be applied to the organizing or running of their own school book club or reading group.

Speakers: Tina Matanguihan (The Filipino Group – Goodreads), Gege Sugue (Flips Flipping Pages), representative from Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books

Facilitator: Tata Francisco (Ex Libris)

Book Launches

Mythspace Vol. 1, published by Visprint

Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Batang Aswang, published by Lampara Books

Filipino Readers’ Choice Awarding Ceremony

Winners of the FRCA will be announced, with cocktails after.

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