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The Philippine Book Festival is back and bigger fun activities this summer

The Philippine Book Festival 2024 four-day schedule.
The National Book Develoment Board Philippines (NBDB) hosts the country's biggest book festival in its second year, they bring together  distinguished publishers, celebrated authors, creative artists, dedicated educators and enthusiastic readers. The event will held at the World Trade Center in Pasay from April 25 to 28, 2024 (Thursday to Sunday).

It's a four-day celebration where the guests may explore and discover the richness of Philippine literature, culture, and the arts. This year's festival offers a wide variety of published works, speaking sessions, book signings, and fun workshops.

The highlights include "A Day with Gwy Saludes," featuring an exclusive book signing and meet-and-greet session with the author. Historian and best selling author Ambeth Ocampo will lead "Ambeth Without the Overcoat," a book signing session. National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts, Ricky Lee will present "Trip to Quiapo" while "Dahling Nick: A Tribute to National Artist Nick Joaquin" will honor the renowed writer.

Other sessions include "Aklat Para Sa Accla: New Trends in Boys Love and Girls Love", "Comics Can Change the World" with Patti Ramos, and "Zine-making 101", a workshop on crafting independently-produced "fanzines" led by Komiket's Bunny Luz.
The Map of the Philippine Book Festival 2024.
There are seven field awaits us (book traveler) :

1 Kid Lit - welcomes the children and young at heart to book reading.
2 Booktopia - where we can find collection of fiction and non-fiction titles.
3 Aral Aklat - chance to find helpful textbooks and educational materials to equip our educators and learners for the school year.
4 Main Stage - talk sessions and great performances.
5 Creators Lab - hosted by creatives to creatives. Pull out a pen and take notes. 
6 Kid's at Play - let the young wonder and play.
7 Tabuan Food Hall - with all of the exciting activities, food is essential for the book traveler.

Attendees can look forward for the National Library of the Philippines's Rare Book Collection, which they will feature new collection of rare manuscripts and facsimiles; the Book Bar - collection of award-winning books; Cosplay Filipiniana, a competition allowing fans to portray their beloved Philippine literary characters; and Guhit Pambata, an exhibit featuring the the best creations from our children book illustrators.

Puppet shows, live performances and storytelling with surprise television and movie guests are scheduled throughout the four day festival.

"This year, we have more authors and we bring together the best of Philippine content for the entire family. The country needs more reading spaces that encourages conversation, creation and collaboration. Ang Philippine Book Festival ang nagsisilbing panghihikayat ng NBDB sa iba pang mga organisasyon na lumahok at makiisa sa mga programang nagtutulak sa mga Pilipino na magbasa dahil and aklat ay para sa lahat," said NBDB Executive Director Charisee Aquino - Tugade.

(Translation: The NBDB's Philippine Book Festival invites more organizations to join the program of encouraging Pilipinos to find the joy of reading. They believe every book is meant to be read by every Juan.)

The Philippine Book Festival is FREE and open to all ages from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Yes to walk-ins but they highly encourage for interested guests to register online. See you there!

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