10 Book Signing Events You Shouldn't Miss this Weekend

Get ready, bookworms!


(SPOT.ph) Aside from books, books, and more books, there will be a lot of author sightings and meet-and-greets spread out on the last two days of the Manila International Book Fair. Luckily, it's the weekend and we can all catch our favorite Filipino authors on September 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.


Ready your wallets, purchase a book from your favorite publisher, and have your copies signed!



September 17, Saturday



Ergoe Tinio

10 a.m.

Adarna House


Palanca awardee Ergoe Tinio—writer of Salusalo para kay Kuya—will be hanging out at the Adarna House booth. This Filipino book, which recently won the National Children's Book Awards, is a perfect Christmas gift for your pamangkins.



Edgar Calabia Samar

10 a.m.

Adarna House


Edgar Calabia Samar, a poet, short story writer, and novelist, will be signing your copies of the Janus Silang series: Si Janus Sílang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon, which won the National Children's Book Award; and Si Janus Silang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang.



Allan Popa

11 a.m. to 12 n.n.

UST Publishing House


Incision is the latest poetry collection from Ateneo de Manila professor Allan Popa. Fellow writer Mark Anthony Cayanan describes his verses as: "Using sentences distended to defer the finality of pronouncement, this consciousness pushes back and against the certainty of event to accommodate the undisclosed, further unsettle the shifting spheres of art and lived experience, and expose the twitching cells of a hurt until it no longer almost is what it is."



Bianca Gonzalez Intal

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

National Book Store


In Paano Ba 'To?! How to Survive Growing Up, Bianca Gonzalez Intal articulates our feelings towards that thing called “adulting.” The TV host and columnist shares her personal life lessons and insights from friends on how to deal with life's dilemmas.



Chico Garcia and Delamar

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Summit Books


Miss Delamar already? Relive all the laughs with the third installment of The Best of the The Morning Rush.



Marne L. Kilates

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

UST Publishing House


Marne Kilates's selection of new poems, Lyrical Objects, is nominated at the 35th National Book Awards for Best Book of Poetry in English. “Kilates reminds us that language in poetry should be adroit and concise, yet… risk-driven and reckless," said fellow writer Joel M. Toledo.




Juan Miguel Severo

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

National Book Store


Spoken-word artist Juan Miguel Severo served as the editor of Tuwing Ikatlong Sabado, a transcript of pieces by local art group Words Anonymous. He's known for his hugot verses, which were heard during the run of primetime soap opera On the Wings of Love. He also launched this year his first book of poetry Habang Wala Pa Sila.



September 18, Sunday



Antoinette Jadaone

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Summit Books


Get a chance to meet and greet "Blockbuster Hugot Director," Antoinette Jadaone. She'll also be signing your copies of the screenplay English Only, Please, alongside script co-writer Anj Pessumal and novel writer Abby Mendoza.



Toff de Venecia

5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Summit Books


The Sandbox Collective, a local theater company produced a play titled No Filter in 2015. It features a series of monologues and multimedia performances on anything and everything about the millennial. It is now back with a book inspired by the production. No Filter director Toff de Venecia will be joined by Maine Manalansan and Micah Muñoz at the book signing event.



Rod Marmol

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Summit Books


After a spoken-word performance at the events area of the MIBF, artist Rod Marmol will be signing copies of Lahat Tayo May Period. The book is an easy read, something that you can browse while stuck in traffic.


Check out the full schedule of signings to be held at the Summit Books booth.


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