3 October 2019, Thursday, 9:00AM-4:00PM
National Museum of the Philippines (Fine Arts), Padre Burgos Ave., Ermita, Manila
Open to the public, Free Admission, Entrance @ Finance Road Gate
(no pre-registration)

Opening Keynote Address 9:00-9:30 AM, Venue: NM Auditorium
Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature, Philippines
Introduction of the Speaker: Marne Kilates

Panels 1 and 2 9:30-11:00 AM

Panel 1 Reconfiguring Resistance in Traditional and Digitized Media
Venue: Osmeña Hall
Chair: Alfred Yuson (PEN Philippines)
Manuel Quezon III (Philippine Daily Inquirer), Glenda Gloria (Rappler Philippines), Pierre Pierson (PEN Nicaragua), Tomica Bajsić (PEN Croatia)

Panel 2 Migrating Languages: From Indigenous to Mainstream
Venue: NM Auditorium
Chair: Hope Yu, Chair (NCCA National Committee on the Literary Arts, Philippines)
Howie Severino (GMA7, Philippines), Noel G. de Leon (Kasingkasing Press, Philippines), Han Zaw (PEN Myanmar), Seno Gumira Ajidarma (Indonesia), Jean Fréderic Brun (PEN Occitan)

Panels 3 and 4 11:00-12:30

Panel 3 Shut Up: The Many Ways of Repression
Venue: Osmeña Hall
Chair: Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (PEN Philippines)
John Nery (Philippine Daily Inquirer), Pia Ranada (Rappler Philippines), Lucina Kathmann (PEN San Miguel, Mexico/PEN International Vice President), Danson Kahyana (PEN Uganda), Tetyana Teren (PEN Ukraine)

Panel 4 Words Crossing Worlds: Translation/Transliteration
Venue: NM Auditorium
Chair: Dinah Roma (PEN Philippines)
John McGlynn (Lontar Indonesia), Ginny Takemori (Japan), Félix Villeneuve (PEN Québec), Kätlin Kaldmaa (PEN Estonia / PEN International Secretary)

Lunch Break 12:30-1:30PM

Panels 5 and 6 1:30-3:00 PM

Panel 5 Creative Tensions and Art Forces
Venue: Osmeña Hall
Chair: Ricardo De Ungria (PEN Philippines)
Inga Gaile (PEN Latvia), Kiri Dalena (Philippines), Tammy Lai-Ming Ho (PEN HongKong), Bina Sarkar Ellias (International Gallerie, India)

Panel 6 Body Language: Expressions of the Indigenous
Venue: NM Auditorium
Chair: Malou Jacob (PEN Philippines)
Padmapani Perez (Philippines), Ea Torrado (Daloy Dance Company, Philippines), Kristian Cordero (PEN Philippines), Veera Tyhtilä (PEN Finland), Ruperta Bautista (Chiapas, Mexico)

Keynote Addresses 3:00-4:00 PM, NM Auditorium

Eka Kurniawan, Prince Claus Award 2018, Indonesia
Resil Mojares, National Artist for Literature, Philippines
Introduction of the Speakers: Marne Kilates

With gratitude to our Patrons and Partners

National Book Development Board (NBDB) • Hon. Loren Legarda • De La Salle University • National Museum of the Philippines • Cultural Center of the Philippines • University of Santo Tomas and UST Varsitarian • Senator Sonny Angara • Felipe L. Gozon Management & Development Corporation • GMA Network • Atty. Saul Hofileña • Japan Foundation Manila • Logika Concepts Inc. • National Book Committee of Indonesia • PAGCOR • Philippine Soong Ching Ling Foundation • Solidaridad Bookshop • SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) • The Asia Foundation