2 days of arts, film and literature

CAN’T get enough of culture and the arts? Check out Maartext at the Atrium of Robinsons Galleria tomorrow Monday until Tuesday, February 27.

Maartext: National Arts Month 2018, a project of the National Committee on the Literary Arts, showcases the intersections of the literary with the other arts. The University of San Carlos Cebuano Studies Center with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and other groups will hold how-tos, moderated conversations, stage plays, spoken word poetry and music performances, book launches and short film screenings. Welcome and opening remarks from Joanna Fajardo-Salazar and Hope Sabanpan-Yu will kick off the event.

Maartext Schedule:

February 26

10:30 a.m. Moderated Conversation: Songwriting with SunStar Cebu’s “Insoymada” Insoy Niñal, 22 Tango Records’ Cattski Espina, and Rommel Tuico of Smells Like Urban Max is back!

11 a.m. – Talk: Mining Cebuano literature for film adaptations by SunStar Cebu columnist Januar Yap

11:30 a.m. – Talk: Organizing the Sinulog FilmFest by Sinulog Foundation’s Ron Heri Tan

12 noon Feature: Sinulog film winning entries

1 p.m. – Talk: Producing a play by University of Cebu’s Rudy Aviles

2 p.m. – Halad Awit by Raycel Punay

2:30 p.m. – Stage Play: Tulo ka Dula sa Pagtoo: “Ringtone”, “Kabilin”, and “Sila nga mitaliwan na” by Mons. Agustin Ancajas

3:45 p.m. – Moderated Conversation: Writing to Play Production by playwrights Haidee Emmie Palapar and Mons. Agustin Ancajas in tandem with multi-awarded actress Ligaya Rabago

4:25 p.m. – Promotion: What you can expect at USC DCLL by Sunliegh Gador

4:30 p.m. – Book launch: A Writer’s Baptism, an anthology of short stories by Laurean Unabia, followed by a reading by Raphael Polinar and Kimberly Joyce Veloso

4:55 p.m. – Promotion: Bisdak Magazine for K-12 by SunStar Superbalita Cebu’s Rolando Morallo

5 p.m. – Talk about MAD by Niño Augustine Loyola followed by the induction of officers of Mga Anak sa Dagang with Lamberto Ceballos

5:20 p.m. – Talk: On the Cebu Litfest with Little Boy Production’s Hendri Go

5:50 p.m. – Book launch: Lukob by Emiliano de Catalina of Dagang, Inc.

6 p.m. – Spoken word poetry / Open mic

February 27

10:15 a.m. – Talk: The basics of documentary making by Grace Marie Lopez

11 a.m. – Talk: How I got into Spoken Word Poetry by Nomads’ JP Arias

11:45 a.m. – Book launch: Breaking Ground: Cebuano Women’s Writing by Hope Sabanpan-Yu followed by a reading by Czarina May Brigoli and Ma. Victoria Beltran

12:30 p.m. – Guitar rendition by Alex Cañete

1 p.m. – Talk: Why not zine? by SunStar Weekend’s Noel Villaflor and Bomba Press’s Erik Tuban

1:45 p.m. – Stage Play: Duha ka Dula sa Pagtoo: “Paghurnal sa Panahon sa Tingpugas” and “Lukas 10:41” by Mons. Agustin Ancajas

2:45 p.m. – Talk: Illustration for Beginners by Bathalad’s Josua Cabrera

3:45 p.m. – Contest: Spoken Word on Demand facilitated by JP Arias

4 p.m. – Moderated conversation: Visual Arts 101 with Cebu Daily News’s Radel Paredes, USC’s Gigi Ocampo and UP’s artist/sculptor Raymund Fernandez

5 p.m. – Talk: Towards literary journalism in Cebuano by Cebu Daily News’s Jason Baguia

5:30 p.m. – Announcement and screening: Winners of Salpon (Salida ginama sa selpon)

6 p.m. – Music and poetry performances

Admission is free.

For more info: cebuanostudies@gmail.com, (032)2300-100, local 308

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