WILA to celebrate 20 years, launches two books

| July 11, 2011

WILA Book Launch

The Women in Literary Arts (WILA)-Cebul celebrated its 20th year as the only all-women creative writing group in the country last September 25, 3 p.m. at Casa Gorordo Museum.

The anniversary celebration included poetry reading and launching of two books written by WILA members.

Dubbed “Green at 20”, members read their own poems that celebrate the beauty of nature and highlight contemporary environmentalist concerns.

The event also showcased two new books: Tales of the Spiderwoman, which includes the Palanca award-winning poems of the same title, by Merlie M. Alunan, one the country’s premier poet and WILA honorary member; and Himaya nga Nabanhaw/Reawakened Bliss, a translation of the short stories of the late CCP Regional Writer awardee Gardeopatra Quijano by Hope S. Yu and Haidee Emmie K. Palapar.

Induction of new officers and members is also part of the program.

Attending are women leaders from local government, educators and members of academe, literature teachers and students, and contemporaries from other literary groups.

WILA was founded in 1991 by pillars of Cebuano literature, including Erma Cuizon, Erlinda Alburo and Ester Tapia.  Its members included poets and fictionists recognized in the Philippines and abroad.

For more information, please contact Karla Quimsing
(karla_quimsing@yahoo.com) or Kei Valmoria (keistalkin@gmail.com).



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