The Launch of the Faigao Books

   The latest addition to University of San Carlos Press publications, Canto Voice, a collection of short mock satiric verses by the late Cornelio Faigao, launches at the Waterfront Cebu City hotel in cooperation with the Freeman Lifestyle on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 3 to 6pm, together with Linda Faigao-Hall’s The Female Heart and Other Plays published in the United States by NoPassport Press.

    Canto Voice ran as a verse column in the Pioneer Press in the 1950s and bears witness to the forces of experience that penetrate the poetic spirit so deeply. It represents the poet’s translation of his sociopolitical milieu – his comment on the times.

    The Female Heart and Other Plays, edited by Randy Gener with a preface by scholar Luis Francia and afterword by Ian Morgan, gathers for the first time a range of work by pioneering Filipino-American playwright Linda Faigao-Hall. The plays in this volume are funny, sexy, tragic and resonant as they deal with identity, longing and transculturation.

    Linda Faigao-Hall will be there to talk to members of the public about the book. A dramatic reading will be performed by Dondi Joseph, Johanna Fajardo-Salazar, Dr. Randolph Libres, Michelle Varron and Gerard Ma followed by harana music on the guitar by former president of Cebu Guitar Society, Joel Oporto. Poetry readers include Eileen Mangubat, Dr. Mila Espina, Alice Kintanar-Queblatin, Joeberth Ocao.

Source: Dr. Hope Yu
             Cebuano Studies Center
             31 May 2013 <
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