Thursday, March 13, 2014

Local bards to hold public poetry reading at Raul Roco Library

NAGA CITY—The Raul Roco Library will host a monthly poetry event dubbed as Naga City Library Public Poetry Project (NCLPPP). The activity will feature lectures, poetry readings, performances and books, among others. Its main organizers include Naga-based writer Jose Jason L. Chancoco, AdNU-POEM moderator Elsie Albis and City Librarian Riko Vinluan. The first installment, a lecture by Chancoco on Bikol poetics, was held on February 28, in time for the closing of the National Arts Month.

Naga City Library Public Poetry Project
Naga City Library Public Poetry Project
Chancoco, a known organizer of literary events in the city, is the person behind the WG poetry reading at the now-defunct Wharf Galley Rock Café. Later, the readings were moved to Sosimo Bar, where it took the name VerSosimo. The Public Poetry Project will feature a similar format as the previous poetry gigs, combining multimedia and performance poetry, but a lecture-workshop element has been added.


For the month of March, the NCLPPP will be a tribute to incoming National Artist for Literature Cirilo F. Bautista. Poems by Bautista will be read on March 14 at 4-6pm. An open-mic segment will also follow. Interested parties may contact the organizers at hagbayon(at)gmail(dot)com.

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