Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bikoliana Section@naga library

Two years ago, I joined the local writers in promoting Bikol Language and Literature and organized a one-day Bikol Bookfest. The program highlighted with a lecture-talk on Mainstreaming the Bikol Language and Literature graced by the National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera, held at the Ateneo de Naga University Arrupee Hall. I also partnered the Arejola Foundation for Social Responsibility for the 2006 Premio Tomas Arejola para sa Literaturang Bikolnon.

The occasion gave me the oppurtunity to met and became acquainted with local writers such as Kristian Cordero, Carlo Arejola, Boboy Aguay, Vic Nierva and Frank Peñones and more (aside of course of Jason Chancoco, Sir Obias and Dan Gerona) whom I helped in the registration in the ISBN and copyright (International Standard Book Number) for their book.

Personally, it enliven my dedication to develop, organize and promote a local history collection - a section for Bicol or Bikol. MOST PROBABLY, I WILL CALL IT BIKOLIANA SECTION. And it will highlight books on local literature, history, and those published by Bikolano authors including the collection of old photos of Naga City.

As of this writing, hopefully i am going to inaugurate this coming June 2008, or when things become easier, this April.

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