ASEAN Writers forum

| October 6, 2011

Cebuano Studies Center, RAFI to hold ASEAN Writers forum

The USC Cebuano Studies Center (CSC) and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) held the first Great ASEAN Writers Series at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Bryant George Hall, Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center, Cebu City.

The aim of the forum was to examine the significance and role of notable Southeast Asian writers like Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Jose Rizal and Renato Madrid in the development of regional literatures.

Dr. Adelaida F. Lucero, chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, spoke about “The Wayang Kulit as a Narrative Framework for Pramudya Ananta Tur’s Perburuan.”

Dr. Hope Sabanpan-Yu, director of the Cebuano Studies Center focused on “The Pessimistic Socialism of Praemodya Ananta Toer’s Buru Tetralogy.”

Ms. Haidee Emmie Palapar, Communications Officer of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., presented “A Postcolonial Reading of Renato Madrid’s Selected Short Fiction.”

The Great ASEAN Writers series is a partnership between USC-CSC and RAFI, and supported by the Cebu City Government, embodying collaboration on the ASEAN City of Culture program, which seeks to promote ASEAN arts and culture to the world.

A series of lectures is set to take place every October in the following years.

Invited were heads of academe; teachers and students of literature; local writers; and literature enthusiasts in Cebu.

For more information on the first Great ASEAN Writers forum, please contact May Sanchez at 418-6234 loc. 703 or Marlyn Braga at 253-1000 local 183.

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