Feb 9, 2010

Writers to hold seminar, launch book, and stage play

Fil-Am Obsever Staff
Fil-Am Observer February 2010 Issue
Page 10

THE Guild of Ilokano Writers Global- also known as Timpuyog Dagiti Mannurat nga Ilokano Gobal will hold on March 5 a writer's seminar that coincides with the launching of its second anthology of literary works by Ilokano writers, "Alie [n] ation.

The anthology, translated, edited, and with a critical introduction by Aurelio Sover Agcaoili, problematizes the Ilokano experience of "leaving one's place birth" and reclaims the energy that informs these writers of the diaspora.

TMI Global will also hold the Ilokano Culture Festival on March 6 at the International Ballroom of the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu. One of the highlights of the festival is the staging of a play on men's issues, a play that cuts across issues on gender and domestic violence, "In the Name of the Father/Iti Nagan ti Ama." The play is written and directed by Agcaoili.

The members of the casts include Perlita Tapec Sadorra, Rose Daproza, Naty Cacho, Letty Manuel, Luz Bagaoisan, Bernard Collo, Jeffrey Acido, Calvin Rilveria, and Walter Luares.

The writers association, with country chapters in Australia and the Philippines, will also hold the Mrs. Literatura Ilokana Contest, the proceeds of which will go the Bachelor of Arts in Ilokano scholarship project of the University of Hawaii's Ilokano Language amnd Literature Programs and to the book publishing project of the association.

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