MAARTEXT 2018: National Arts Month Cebu

| February 7, 2018

Two days of the arts on February 26 and 27 (Monday and Tuesday) at Robinsons Galleria Cebu! How-tos, moderated conversations, stage plays, spoken word poetry and music performances, book launches and short film screenings! Admission is free!

Maartext Schedule:

February 26, 2017

1000am – Welcome Remarks – Joanna Fajardo-Salazar

1015am – Opening Remarks – Hope Sabanpan-Yu

1030am – Moderated Conversation: Songwriting with SunStar Daily’s “Insoymada” Insoy Niñal, 22 Tango Records’ Cattski Espina, and Rommel Tuico of Smells Like Urban Max is back!

1100am – Talk: Organizing the Sinulog FilmFest by Sinulog Foundation’s Ron Heri Tan

1145am – Feature: Sinulog film winning entries

100pm – Talk: Producing a play by University of Cebu’s Rudy Aviles

200pm – Halad Awit by Raycel Punay

230pm – Stage Play: Tulo ka Dula sa Pagtoo: “Kabilin,” “Sila nga mitaliwan na,” and “Ringtone” by Msgr. Agustin Ancajas

345pm – Moderated Conversation: Writing to Play Production by playwrights Haidee Emmie Palapar and Msgr. Agustin Ancajas 

425pm – Department of Communications, Linguistics, and Literature Promotional video

430pm – 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

455pm – Book launch: Lukob by Emiliano de Catalina of Dagang, Inc.

500pm – Poetry Interpretation Contest

550pm – Spoken word poetry / Open mic

600pm – Closing remarks by Raphael Dean Polinar


February 27, 2017

1000am – NCCA AVP

1015am – Talk: How to make a Documentary by Grace Marie Lopez

1100am – Talk: How I got into Spoken Word Poetry by Nomads’ JP Arias

1145am – Guitar rendition by Alex Cañete 

1230pm – Book launch: Breaking Ground: Cebuano Women’s Writing by Hope Sabanpan-Yu

100pm – Talk: Why not zine? by SunStar Weekend’s Noel Villaflor

145pm – Stage Play: Duha ka Dula sa Pagtoo: “Lukas 10:41” and “Sa Imong Lawas ug Dugo” and excerpt from “Laptop” by Msgr. Agustin Ancajas

245pm – Talk: Illustration for Beginners by Bathalad’s Josua Cabrera

345pm – Contest: Spoken Word on Demand facilitated by JP Arias

400pm – Moderated conversation: Visual Arts 101 with Cebu Daily News’s Radel Paredes, USC’s Gigi Ocampo and UP’s artist/sculptor Raymund Fernandez

500pm – Talk: Towards literary journalism in Cebuano by Cebu Daily News’s Jason Baguia

530pm – Announcement and screening: Winners of Salpon (Salida ginama sa selpon)

600pm – Music and poetry performances

At the Atrium grounds there will be poetry on demand. Bring your haiku and a MAD poet will complete a tanka for you in TANKAhi ko! There will also be a heART to heART exhibit (collaboration of poets and visual artists) and book fair.

See you all at Maartext!

National Arts Month 2018 #Maartext
Monday and Tuesday, February 26 and 27, Atrium, Robinsons Galleria Cebu

Presented by the Cebuano Studies Center, in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Mga Anak sa Dagang, InOtherWords, Inc.

For more information, email or call (032) 2300-100 local 308


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