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Happy Mondays Poetry Nights XXXVI – Poetry Books Raffle!

Poetry books will be raffled off courtesy of Avalon.ph.

Here are the event details from Joel Toledo’s blog:

below are the featured readers for the 36th installment of the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights @ mag:net cafe Katipunan this coming September 29th:

1. Javie Bengzon
2. Mikael Co
3. JC Casimiro
4. Ramil Digal Gulle
5. Keith Cortez
6. Brandz Dollante
7. Camille Banzon
8. Angelo Suarez
9. Hussein Macarambon
10. I√Īigo De Paula

the event kicks of at 7pm with music from the tandem of Waps San Diego and Khavn Dela Cruz.

reading starts promptly at 7:30pm followed by the open mic. for those interested in reading, we will leave a sign up sheet with Rogel, the bar tender of mag:net cafe. please feel free to sign up and read your work. ūüôā

*poetry books will be raffled off, courtesy of

performers/bands at 9:30pm:
Johnoy Danao
Armando’s Experience
Los Chupacabras
Biscochong Halimaw

the whole night. kitakits!

The 4th Backdoor Ventures Arts and Music Festival

Start: Aug 29, ’08 10:00am
End: Aug 31, ’08 9:00pm
Location: SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3, Mandaluyong City

Entrance Fee: PhP100.00, PhP80.00 (Student Discount), Buy 4 get 1 (Group Discount).

Avalon.ph will participate as an exhibitor, primarily of Moleskine Notebooks and Arts, Poetry & Music related books.

Now on its 4th year, the BACKDOOR VENTURES ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL takes it a notch higher yet again to deliver exactly what its growing and diversifying audience looks forward to ‚Äď a grander lineup of performances, more exceptional artworks, and an extensive array of workshops & symposia catering to art enthusiasts of all ages. Guests can expect an even more enjoyable trade fair experience with the splendid listing of concessionaires and participating institutions.

List of Participants: Museo Pambata, NCCA, MET Museum, Bose, Pulp, JB Music, Adobo Magazine, PSICOM, Mangaholix, Playground, Shirley Halili Cruz, Filigrenasia, Mini-Me, Musik Lokal, Glass House Graphics, Science of Sounds, Dakila PHils. Project Ganymede, Romancing Venus and many others.

List of Activities: Makiling Center for the Arts (Denise Santos Huang), Miko Pepito (Spoken Word), Art/Short Film Showing (Khavn dela Cruz), Arts & Crafts Workshop (Museo Pambata), Laser Light Show (Argon Animation), Comics & Illustration Talk (Glass House Graphics), Romancing Venus (Poetry/Spoken Word), Michael Alba Drum Clinic, Cosplay, Art Workshop (Saturday Group), Fine Art Photography (Talk/Seminar by Wawi Navarroza), Teatro Flamenco, Halili-Cruz Ballet and many others.

List of Performers: The Dawn, The Chongkeys, FMD, Quadro, DJ Impulse, Mayonnaise, Bembol Rockers, Decay Transit, Scarlet Tears, Julianne, Project Fusion, Coffeebreak Island, Joey Pepe Smith & Wally Gonzalez, Sinosikat, Cosmic Love, Bahaghari, The Late Isabel and many others.

Schedule and Performers subject to change without prior notice.

For more information please check out: http://backdoorvent.multiply.com/

Chiaroscuro: Poems by Joel M. Toledo – Book Launch

Congratulations to Mr. Joel M. Toledo – two Palanca awards for Poetry, Meritage Press Poetry Prize in San Francisco, 2006 UK Bridport Prize 2nd place and a longtime Avalon.ph fan of eight plus years – for the release of his upcoming Poetry book (UST Press).

Chiaroscuro: Poems by Joel M. Toledo will launch on August 4, Monday 2008 @ mag:net cafe Katipunan with cocktails at 6:30 pm, followed by the 33rd installment of the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights readings at 8pm.  Featured poets & fictionist listed below:

1. Marjorie Evasco
2. Jimmy Abad
3. Butch Dalisay
4. J. Neil Garcia
5. Marne Kilates
6. Krip Yuson
7. Rebecca A√Īonuevo
8. Mookie Katigbak
9. Sarge Lacuesta
10. Ramil Gulle
11. Larry Ypil
12. Mikael Co
13. Angelo Suarez
14. Arkaye Kierulf
15. Conchitina Cruz
16. Daryll Delgado
17. Pancho Villanueva
18. Waps San Diego
19. Marie La Vi√Īa
20. Joseph Saguid
21. Khavn De la Cruz

Hosted by Lourd De Veyra

Readings up to 10pm, followed by music from Los Chupacabras and Dead Pop Stars.

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening.

Happy Mondays Poetry Nights XXXII – Free Moleskines & Journals!

from ramblingsoul’s blog:

“…the 32nd installment of the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights @ mag:net cafe Katips

reading starts at 730pm sharp. please come earlier as the first 30 guests will get a chance to take home genuine Moleskine notebooks and journals courtesy of Jasper Ong from avalon.ph

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening. This Happy Mondays installment with be hosted by Gabe Mercado….”

Be there!

WordPress Upgraded to v2.6 + WordCamp Philippines 2008

First (test) post for Avalon.ph Blog: WordPress version 2.6.

And to plug a blog event this coming September:

WordCamp Philippines 2008

6 September 2008
Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater
College of St. Benilde
Taft Ave., Manila



Happy Mondays (Poetry Reading at mag:net Katipunan)

Avalon.ph supports the bi-monthly Happy Mondays poetry reading sessions at mag:net Café, Katipunan Ave. Moleskine Notebooks courtesy of Avalon.ph will be raffled off during the event.

Come join us on its 30th installment this June 16, Monday from 7:30pm onwards.  FREE ADMISSION.

Featured readers for the night include:

1. Lourd De Veyra
2. Eric Melendez
3. Adam David
4. Mikael Co
5. Ronald Benusa
6. Kash Avena
7.¬†Marie La Vi√Īa
8. Andrea Teran
9. Hussein Macarambon
10. Pocholo Goitia

plus special solo performances by :

1. Wincy Ong of Narda
2. Johnoy Danao of Bridge
3. Rafael San Diego

And our rock out bands for the night:

1. Los Chupacabras
2. Taggu Ndios
3. Weedisneys
4. Dissent

What is Happy Mondays?

It was in April of 2007, the first monday of the month, that the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights was successfully launched @ Mag:net Cafe in Katipunan. Now on its 30th installment — a rare feat in consistency as far as poetry readings go ‚Äď the reading nights continue to feature veteran and multi-awarded pillars of the Philippine poetry scene, as well as some of the brightest and most promising young poets in the country today.

The idea of having a regular poetry reading in the cafe was conceived by Mag:Net owner Rock Drilon and young poet from the Ateneo Andrea “Drey” Teran sometime in March of last year. The goal was to establish the cafe as a regular venue for reading poems. The project was commendable since public
readings of this type are hard to come by; the opportunity to read literary works is often dependent on (and limited to) literary festivals and workshops.

The Happy Mondays Poetry Nights project has brought on stage some of the most revered and respected young and established poets in the country: from Marc Gaba, Angelo Suarez, Mookie Katigbak, and Conchitina Cruz to Marne Kilates, Marjorie Evasco, Krip Yuson, and Gemino Abad. Frontrunners in
Poetry in Filipino like Benilda Santos, Mike Coroza, Egay Samar, Joseph Saguid, and Caloy Piocos have also graced the readings.

Come and bring your own poems for the open mic session.¬† Happy Mondays is a bi-monthly event (every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month).¬† For updated announcements of the event please visit Joel Toledo’s blog at www.rambling-soul.blogspot.com

Shelve-It: Book Review on Radio on Jam 88.3 FM

Shelve-It Рthe book lover’s haven on radio, features book reviews and other literary features hosted by DJ Lana every Thursdays around 8:00pm on Jam 88.3 FM.

Upcoming books to be reviewed are Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros, The Bobby Gold Stories by Anthony Bourdain and The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa.

Copies of the books will be given away at the end of the show, courtesy of Avalon.ph.  Tune in!

It’s raining books at Instituto Cervantes

Although it’s only summer, Instituto Cervantes is already getting ready for the rainy season as a deluge of books arrives on April 19 at the third edition of D√≠a Internacional del Libro (International Book Day).

Instituto Cervantes celebrates D√≠a del Libro or International Book Day, an event that aims to promote the love for reading and the written word. Regularly celebrated on the 23rd of April, World Book Day was inspired by a tradition from Barcelona, Spain that celebrates St. George’s Day, where men and women exchange a rose for the gift of a book.

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