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Archives > [Group Events] 2nd Year TFG Anniversary: Sunday, April 15, 2012. Venue: Max's Restaurant. Waltermart North EDSA (Munoz). 1:00-3:30 p.m. First Poetry Reading: Overwhelmingly a success! Thanks, Jim!!!!

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message 1: by K.D. (last edited Feb 23, 2012 01:18AM) (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments They say that a well-planned battle is already half won. Nothing beats preparation.

We settled that April 10th is our group anniversary. Not July 22 that was the day Leah founded TFG here in Goodreads. Fine.

So, let's call the July meet up our Annual Conference. Ayaw ko namang gawing birthday celebration ko kasi baka mag-expect sila ng libre har har.

Seriously, my vision for this annual event is to turn it into a mini (for now) conference where we invite speakers like writers to give us tips on writing or even reading. At the same time, they can promote their books and mingle with their customers (us! the readers).

What do you think? Baka naman masyadong presumptuous pa at this point. We can also opt to call it "Foundation Day" or something in honor of Nanay Leah har har. Angus, alam ko magre-react ka.

I got reminded of this kasi there was a Fil-Am (yata) author this morning who announced about his incoming book. Then the other day, Cindy Gourlay (the author of Tall Story) was at my daughter's school. She graduated at the same school as my daughter's pala. And my daughter loved her! She asked if we still have that book but I told her that I shipped it to the US for my American friend har har. I gave it a 5-star rating and thought of influencing the mother-daughter friends of mine here in Goodreads.

What do you think? Manix Abrera, the Trese author and illustrator, Genevieve Asenjo, Edgar Samar Calabia, Charlson Ong, etc. Parang di natin kaya ang F. Sionil Jose, Butch Dalisay, Ellen Sicat, Lualhati Bautista, etc.

O kaya Kwesi yong favorite author mo sa PHR! I am sure they will be happy to attend.

Ang maganda lang sana magbabasa tayo ng libro ng gusto nating i-invite para maganda ang interactions. Wala bang bagong libro si Samantha Sotto. Si Mina meron kaso, e-book.


message 2: by Angus (last edited Feb 23, 2012 02:11AM) (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments At dahil diyan, magrereact ako, haw haw haw! And I agree! Except dun sa Foundation Day part. UGH!

Ako ay wala namang maisip na author, mas maganda siguro yung mga low profile na authors. Una, mukhang mas madali silang iinvite. Pangalawa, matutulungan natin sila sa publicity and sales (unless maghiraman tayo ng giveaways nila, if any).

Pero I think dapat general book talk na lang. Konting tips on writing, pwede na rin, basta huwag na in-depth. Kulang ang oras for that.

Meron bang tips on reading? Haw haw haw! Fine, tips on reading faster without losing comprehension, pwede pa!


message 3: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments I want to meet sir Manix! :D nalimutan ko dating magpa-autograph sa kanya ng mga winner comic strips nya. :)


message 4: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Diane, puwede ba ikaw na nga rin ang maging committee chairwoman ng "2012 Annual Conference" sa July? Tutulungan ka naming mga moderators at iba pang members. Gusto lang na sana namin na may mag-head para di sabog kung kami-kami lang. Please let me know. I am sure, Maria Ella will be willing to help too. I love Manix and the Trese duo. Maraming fans si Budjette Tan dito.


message 5: by AennA (new)

AennA (aennabanana) | 536 comments Maybe we can also try Lourd De Veyra? (may hidden agenda.) I'm not sure if you like him. :)
Or Ricky Lee! :D

I've read somewhere that some writers from Summit Publishing supports book club discussion, maybe they can be also invited for the said forum. (Though, I personally do not highly suggest them, kasi I'm not into their books. Ang labo lang. )

If these writers will be invited, it'll be best if maaga pa lang ma-advise na sila.


message 6: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Tama, AennA. I have a book by De Veyra in my tbr pile. I know Tina and Emir like him. Oh no, I am not the only decision maker here. I don't need to like the author for him or her to get invited. We will decide collectively with equal votes regardless of whether you are a moderator or not. Pag lang di ko gusto, siyempre huwag mo akong asahan na chummy sa author during the conference har har. Ipapaubaya ko sa mga fans nila na members natin dito.

Ricky Lee? Parang pang-showbiz syang masyado. Baka di tayo pansinin. Gusto mong i-try? May date na naman tayo eh. Si Jzhun, maraming writers na friends sa FB.


message 7: by AennA (last edited Feb 23, 2012 06:34AM) (new)

AennA (aennabanana) | 536 comments K.D- Ricky Lee ha, not Ricky Lo. Just in case you got them mixed up. :) It won't hurt to try, if magdecide na iinvite sya.

Yeah, suggest lang ng suggest ng possible guest speaker, dahil mas madaming options, mas magulo! =))

Lourd de Veyra!!!


message 8: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Hindi. Tutulungan kita. Madali lang yan.

Simulan mong makipagkaibigan sa mga writers sa FB. Then pakilala ka. Ibigay mo ang link sa TFG. I am sure they will be interested. May mga pumupunta nga rito para mag-promote ng books nila. Tsaka we have lots of time pa to prepare. And I know there are other members who will be happy to support us on this. Ganyang ka-responsible ang mga active members natin dito. Hmmm. Saan ka nakakita ng pupunta sa QC on a Sunday para mag-cover ng libro? May mga newbies pa sa kanila!

We need more members who contribute para hindi lang iilan ang nagtra-trabaho. I think it is good para rin magkaroon ka ng emotional attachment sa group har har. Kasi nag-invest ka ng effort at time. Once na ginawa mo yan, parang gusto mo na laging kasama kami. Tingnan mo si Maria. Last year lang yan nag-join tapos ngayon mukhang every event andoon na sya. Sabi nya, may-pressure na raw syang nararamdaman sa dami ng events. Pressure from whom? Wala namang namimilit dito. From herself!


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments @K.D., I super agree with you!
@Diane and Aenna, I super duper agree with you also.
@Angus, agree lang hahaha! kc formidabol ka na.


message 10: by K.D. (last edited Feb 23, 2012 06:59AM) (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments AennA: I know, Ricky Lee. har har. Pede ring si Ricky Lo har har. Gusto mo si Ricky Belmonte pa. O si Ricky Davao. O si Ricardo Cepeda (ang asawa ni Snooky).

Subukan mo muna. Open pa tayo ngayon. Gusto ko si Ricky Lee sa "Trip to Quiapo" pero alam ko may bayad ang scriptwriting workshops nya (nabanggit nya roon). So parang baka di sya pumayag sa atin. Mga 42 lang tayo last year. Not sure this year pero kung Ricky Lee yan siguradong dadami (feeling ko lang).


message 11: by AennA (new)

AennA (aennabanana) | 536 comments K.D - wag na po isama si Ricky Belmonte! Kasi di naman halloween party to. Wag buhayin ang bangkay. Hehehe!

Sabi mo kasi showbiz eh, baka naisip mo si Ricky Lo, kaya ganun reaction ko hehehe. Naku, mukha ngang malabo si Ricky Lee, medyo high-end ata. Si Lourd De Veyra feeling ko papayag yun. (ipipilit talaga)

kapag madami nang suggested writers, pwede nang ishort list tapos check ung possibility na papayag sila. Malay mo, andami palang pumayag. Chos.


message 12: by Flipreads (new)

Flipreads | 151 comments Yung sina Butch Dalisay, you can always try. Open naman sila to dialogue eh.

But if you want Manix or Budjette, I can always ask them...


message 13: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Super cool si Lourd De Veyra! Ewan ko lang kung paano maiimbitahan iyon. Resident writer ba siya ng UST? Yung Trese Duo mukhang cool din!


message 14: by Flipreads (new)

Flipreads | 151 comments Angus wrote: "Super cool si Lourd De Veyra! Ewan ko lang kung paano maiimbitahan iyon. Resident writer ba siya ng UST? Yung Trese Duo mukhang cool din!"

May contact no. ako ni Lourd pero kayo na magtanong sa kaniya; wala akong personal relationship with him.


message 15: by AennA (last edited Feb 23, 2012 07:21PM) (new)

AennA (aennabanana) | 536 comments maybe we can try asking / tweeting him, Lourd De Veyra, or any other interesting writers, some kind of asking if they can be invited for such activity. Test the water if they'll act / sound okay with it, then saka na magproceed for the formal invitation.


message 16: by Flipreads (new)

Flipreads | 151 comments Better muna that we finalize list of people we want, then invite them (gawa na rin ng short-list as a backup in case any of them decline).

Medyo nakaka-offend na iinvite tapos hindi pala.


message 17: by AennA (new)

AennA (aennabanana) | 536 comments Flipreads: Sabagay. Baka magexpect din sila kahit papano, but if you're chummy- chummy with them, at least medyo may idea ka na if pumapayag sila.

Mukhang madami kang contacts na writer. That's good!


message 18: by anarki (new)

anarki (deadeyes133) | 380 comments tsktkstsk. Ang layo layo layo.


message 19: by Ayban (last edited Feb 24, 2012 03:50AM) (new)

Ayban Gabriyel | 379 comments Pa-epal naman ako,

Manix Abrera- Malupet! hahaha... gusto ko yan

Trese- Isa pa to! wohooo! LOL

Ung kay Ricky Lee.... ewan ko, tingnan muna natin siguro ang mga rating natin sa book nya.

Lourd De Veyra- Cooooool! hahaha, kaso wala pa akong nababasang tula o book na sulat nya, blog lang, hahaha

Edgar Samar- Cool din! gusto ko to!

Pwede rin invite natin si Norman Wilwayco, may bago syang book na nilabas, ung Responde.


message 20: by anarki (new)

anarki (deadeyes133) | 380 comments How about Jessica Zafra?


message 21: by Jom (new)

Jom (jomperdurabo) | 40 comments Si Norman Wilwayco po sana. :)


message 22: by K.D. (last edited Feb 24, 2012 05:10AM) (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Ricky Lee: Trip to Quiapo - check
Edgar Samar : Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog - check
Budjette Tan: Trese - check
Manix: Kikomachine - check
Jessica Zafra: Twisted - check
Eros Atalia - Wag Lang Di Makaraos - check
Genevieve Asenjo - Lumbay ng Dila - check
R. Laurel Kwan - Ongpin Stories - check
Carljoe Javier - bahala na kayo har har
Norman Wilwayco - bahala na kayo har har
Lourd de Vera - di ko pa na-try (pero gusto ni Emir at Tina yong book nya)
Butch Dalisay - di ko pa na-try

Dream ko: Edgardo Reyes - double/triple checks
Lualhati Bautista - ten checks
Jun Cruz Reyes - hundred checks
F. Sionil Jose - million checks

Maraming nakapagbasa ng "Unang Ulan ng Mayo" last year. Kaya puwede si Ellen Sicat. Marami ring nagbasa ng "Tall Story" ni Cindy Gourlay at "Naermyth" ni Karen Francisco. In fact, TFG100 ang "Naermyth" so puwedeng pagsabayin na ang book discussion at annual conference. Before, may initial conversations na si Jzhun with the author of "Tragic Theatre." O di kaya yong author ng "ZsaZsa Zaturnah"? Favorite ni Jzhun yon!


message 23: by Apokripos (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments Pramis, madaling kausapin si Carlo Vergara ng Zsa Zsa Zaturnah. Lalo na ngayong bagong release lang ang kanyang komiks at marami pa sa nalalabing taon.

Ang pagdedesisyonan lang eh kung sinong yummy guy from TFG ang iaalay natin sa kagandahan niya. Haha! :D


message 24: by Ayban (new)

Ayban Gabriyel | 379 comments @Nik- si Angus fav yan.


message 25: by Ayban (new)

Ayban Gabriyel | 379 comments F. Sionil Jose------------------- million checks talaga!
Wooooohhhh!

Masaya rin ako dahil may Rosales Saga na ako bigay ni Ms. Veronica. :)

Salamat uli Ms. V! :P


message 26: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Jzhun: Si Po! Para sa akin walang tatalo kay Po!!! At willing na willing yang magpa-alay!!!


message 27: by Apokripos (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments K.D. wrote: "Jzhun: Si Po! Para sa akin walang tatalo kay Po!!! At willing na willing yang magpa-alay!!!"

Ay, naalala ko nga na buong-puso niyang ihahagis ang sarili sa Lamon Bay para lang makatawid tayo ng matiwasay papuntang Alabat Island.

Po... Q_Q


message 28: by Flipreads (new)

Flipreads | 151 comments Puwede kong tanungin si:

1) Budjette Tan
2) Manix Abrera
3) Carlo Vergara
4) Carljoe Javier
5) R. Laurel Kwan

Tapos puwede ko ibigay ang contact details ni:

1) Lourd de Veyra
2) Butch Dalisay


message 29: by K.D. (last edited Feb 26, 2012 08:44PM) (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Salamat, Flips. I think Carljoe is a member of this group and he has contacted Jzhun in the recent past. So, introducing this group to him will be easy I think.

R. Laurel Kwan's Ongpin Stories was one of my first reads here in GR. I liked it and this author sent me a PM thanking me for my review.

Pakibigay na lang kay Diane and contact details. While waiting for Diane's acceptance as the chairman of this event, please copy me.

Thank you for your help. :)


message 30: by Tricia (new)

Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments Carlo Vergara nalang :)))


message 31: by Flipreads (new)

Flipreads | 151 comments Just inform me na lang when everything's confirmed so I can contact whoever you choose to include. (If they decline, we can move to the next author on the list, pero nakakahiya kung iimbitahin lahat tapos iilan lang pala ang pipiliin talaga.)

But I'm sending the message to Diane now (just waiting for K.D. to approve me before I can send him messages).


message 32: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Good idea, Flip. Kasi dapat maraming interesado sa writer haha. Para walang sisihan. Tsaka dapat magbasa sila ng books ng writer na yon. Tinggin ko mas maganda ang interactions.

I'll open the poll that includes these writers:

1) Carlo Vergara - Jzhun and Tricia's nominee
2) Manix Abrera - Diane and Ella's nominee
3) Budjette Tan - Ayban and K.D.'s nominee
4) Lourd de Vera - Anna and Angus' nominee

Then let's wait for the result of the poll before deciding.

Sa kanila, I think mas marami nang nakabasa ng #2 (Kikomachine) and #3 (Trese).


message 33: by Flipreads (new)

Flipreads | 151 comments Puwede naman top three, para kung nag-decline si #1, doon tayo sa #2 (and so forth).


message 34: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Correct, Flip. In proper order ang invitation/decline.

I'll open the poll soon.


message 35: by Mina (new)

Mina Esguerra (minavesguerra) | 36 comments K.D. wrote: "They say that a well-planned battle is already half won. Nothing beats preparation.

We settled that April 10th is our group anniversary. Not July 22 that was the day Leah founded TFG here in Goodr..."


Did you mean me at the end, KD? All my books have been in paperback since last year. :)

That looks like a great list though, am a fan of all of them.


message 36: by K.D. (last edited Mar 20, 2012 05:04PM) (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments I retitled this thread to "2nd Year TFG Anniversary: Sunday, April 15, 2012." We have less than 1 month to prepare.

Proposed Activities:

1:00 p.m. Socials
1:30 p.m. Convocation - Cary
Welcome - Jzhunagev
Introduction to the 1st Speaker: Jim A.
Inspirational Talk from Jim A.
Q&A with Jim
2:15 p.m. Game #1
2:30 p.m. Poetry Reading
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Game #2
4:15 p.m. Other Guests
- plug their recent works, Q&A
4:45 p.m. Other Matters
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks - Tina

Emcees: Maria Ella (due to insistent public demands) and Angus (due to not-so-insistent public demands)

Gamemasters: Any volunteer?


message 37: by AennA (new)

AennA (aennabanana) | 536 comments K.D. wrote: "I retitled this thread to "2nd Year TFG Anniversary: Sunday, April 15, 2012."

A typo error up there, it says: "2nd TFG Anniversary: Sunday, April 25, 2012..."


message 38: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Thank you, dear. Senior moment hahaha. Naka-tayo kasi ako dito sa gym hahahaha.


message 39: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments KD, i thought eto ung swimming? or baka naliligaw lang ako ng thread?


message 40: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments omaygulay ako emcee!!!?!?!?!???!?!!?


message 41: by Angus (last edited Mar 19, 2012 06:38PM) (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Chami: Pinagpalit na sila, sa July na yata yung out of town. Peak season daw kasi ngayon.

KD: Wala ba tayong Q & A with Jim? At saka iba naman ang host, nagshine na ako ng bongga nung Virlanie!


message 42: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments Ay ganon? :(


message 43: by Apokripos (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments Bakit Maria, may lakad ka ba this coming July?


message 44: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments wala pa naman. LOL

expecting lang ako na may swimming this April, kaso naiba pala plans nyo.


message 45: by Apokripos (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments Nakahanda na siguro ang beach bod mo kaya ready ka na at excited! 8`D


message 46: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments of course! nyahaha

summer vacay mode ako until June kaya!


message 47: by K.D. (last edited Mar 20, 2012 05:02PM) (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Maria: Angus is right. Peak season ang April so we have to switch the two.

Angus: Not sure who else will attend. For the meantime, you are just the only one who can put justice to emceeing (aside from Ella). Tayo-tayo pa lang ang naguusap dito sa thread. Marami pang nakikiramdam so tentative ka na lang muna.

Yong Q&A kay Jim, understood na yon. For poetry reading 2 minutes each (at least depende sa number of attendees). Tapos parang AI, one reader then Jim will provide feedbacks. Ayban suggested that we can bring a CD player that can play the background music.

Ella: Ikaw, ikaw na talaga yong isa. Tutal masipag kang magsalita hahahaha.

Let's campaign for this. We can pull this through if we encourage others to attend. Let's branch out to poetry parang well-rounded tayo hahahaha.


message 48: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments KD: I suppose we are only going to read Jim's poems? Maghahanap ako ng copy. Or magpaparaffle ba si Jim? :D


message 49: by K.D. (last edited Mar 20, 2012 08:23PM) (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Nope. Each of us will read any of our favorite poems or our own compositions. 2 minutes each person.

If your favorite poem is one of Jim's then you have an edge na mataas ang score mo. Parang AI lang. May bottom 3 per round (kung konti lang tayo) hahaha.

Kung 10 or so lang tayo. Siguro maganda:

Round 1: Poems by Jim A. (2 will be out)
Round 2: Poems by your favorite poet (2 will be out)
Round 3: (final round) Your own poem

Criteria:

Content - 40% (form/rhyme/message)
Delivery - 30% (right emotion/audibility/diction/action/appropriate background music)
Stage Presence - 20% (audience impact/costume)
Originality - 10%

Wala lang. Crazy thoughts. hahahaha


message 50: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments I think mas maganda kung:

50% - Theme/Content
30% - Creativity/Originality
10% - Form/Structure
10% - Appeal/Impact

At bakit may ganito? May contest ba?


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