It is almost indisputable that Filipinos are some of the best wordsmiths in the world. From literary greats like Lualhati Bautista, Nick Joaquin, and Dr. Jose Rizal to modern writers like Bebang Siy and Edgar Calabia Samar, countless authors keep Philippine literature strong and thriving. The Philippine Book Festival celebrates these milestones and more by holding enriching events to enjoy local literature. Take a look at what’s on the pages of this grand event!
Philippine Book Festival showcases the best of local literature
Philippine literature always has good authors. The National Book Development Board (NBDB) recognised this fact and organised the Philippine Book Fair as a result! It will be the largest Philippine book festival in the country and aims to enrich the experience of enjoying Philippine literature.
The festival will hold special events to create a strong relationship among readers, publishers, authors, and distributors. Expect book signings, grant awarding ceremonies, writing workshops, group discussions, and exhibits about the deep world of Philippine literature. And, of course, you can look forward to all the discounted books for your haul!
The travelling book festival
The Philippine Book Festival will begin its Manila stop at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, every 10am–9pm from 2 to 4 Jun 2023. On the first day, the special opening time will be at 4pm.
Manila is the Philippine Book Festival’s first stop, but. NBDB promises that the festival will travel outside Luzon. The festival will make its way to cities in Visayas and Mindanao. In fact, the festival’s next destination is SMX Davao from 18 to 20 Aug. You can follow schedule developments on their website or Facebook page.
Admission to the festival is entirely free. So, you might as well visit!
A tight-knit community is essential to help Philippine literature flourish. The Philippine Book Festival is a closer look at the history, growth, and future of the local industry. May this festival inspire even more readers and authors to incite discourse, both inside and outside Philippine literature.