Free the Word! Manila: Poetry, Prose and Performances

Featuring: Lourd de Veyra (Philippines), Marjorie Evasco (Philippines), Kurt Alalag (Philippines), Tammy Lai-Ming Ho (Hong Kong), Seno Gumira Ajidarma (Indonesia), Fariq Alfaruqi (Indonesia), Judyth Hill (Mexico), Danson Kahyana (Uganda), Veera Tyhtilä (Finland), Félix Villeneuve (Canada), Yorn Young (Cambodia), Ayi Renaud Dossavi-Alipoeh (Togo), Foluso Adedoyin Agoi (Nigeria), Tomica Bajsić (Croatia), Santiago Villafania (Philippines), Marne Kilates (Philippines), Dessale Berekhet Abraham (Eritrea), Ruperta Bautista (Chiapas, Mexico), Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu (Eritrea), Michelle Yeo (Korea)

Master of Ceremonies: Glenn Sevilla Mas

Brought to you by PEN International, National Book Development Board, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Free the Word! Manila

Free the Word! Manila

Forum on free expression, poetry and musical performances
4 July 2018, Wednesday, 5:00-7:00PM
Main Gallery, 3rd Floor, Cultural Center of the Philippines
Open to the public. Free admission.

Forum on Free Expression

Moderator: Karina Bolasco
Romana Cacchioli (PEN International) • Danson Kahyana (PEN Uganda) • Tammy Lai Ming Ho (PEN Hong Kong) • Apoorvanand Jha (PEN Delhi) • Sangamesh Menasinakai (PEN South India)

Poetry and Musical Performances
John Iremil Teodoro • Gary Granada • Vijae Alquisola • Carlos Piocos • Genevieve Asenjo • Tammy Lai Ming Ho • Louise Lopez • Yorn Young • Aldrin Pentero and Roy Cagalingan (LIRA) • Mitra Bandhu Poudel • Myat Thu Soe • Sangamesh Menasinakai • Michael Coroza

Free the Word! is PEN International’s roaming event series of contemporary literature from around the world. Its aims are:

Bring writers together across cultures to share experiences and explore ideas;
Open conversations about how literature can transform, influence and excite;
Contribute to the flow of literature around the world through translation and the promotion of writing;
Introduce readers to both established and emerging voices; and
Provide space for debate and dialogue between readers and writers.