Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Mondays LVII: Book Launch of The Long Lost Startle

The 57th installment of the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights at mag:net cafe Katipunan kicks off with the book launch and signing of Joel M. Toledo's second volume of poetry titled The Long Lost Startle from 7 to 830pm. Cocktails will be served with an open bar courtesy of Tanduay Rhum, also until 830pm.

Readings will follow from 830-1030pm, featuring the following:

1. Gemino Abad
2. Krip Yuson
3. Marne Kilates
4. Benilda Santos
5. Patrick Rosal
6. Neil Garcia
7. Mikael Co
8. Khavn De la Cruz
9. Pancho Villanueva
10. RJ Baliza
11. Mia Tijam
12. Waps San Diego
13. Angelo Suarez
14. Wincy Ong

featured bands for the evening are:

1. Ang Bandang Shirley
2. Goliath (featuring Lourd De Veyra and Jay Gapasin of SAGO)
3. Los Chupacabraz

Hosting the event is Kris Lacaba.

The Long Lost Startle is a collection of poems from Toledo's NCCA Writers Prize grant, as well as verses that won for him/were shortlisted for the Bridport Prize (UK), the Meritage Press Prize (USA), and The Philippines Free Press Literary Award.

The 59-poem collection is published by the University of the Philippines Press, with an introduction by Dr. Gemino Abad.

The book is P150.

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening. kitakits po tayo. :)