Kritika Kultura and the National Committee on Literary Arts – National Commission for Culture and the Arts cordially invite you to the soft launch of the Kritika Kultura Anthology of New Philippine Writing. This event will take place on February 11, 2011, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, at the Natividad Galang Fajardo (NGF) Conference Room, dela Costa Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

The program for the soft launch will include a roundtable discussion on new writing, featuring the issue editors Mark Anthony Cayanan, Conchitina Cruz, and Adam David. Topics pertinent to the anthology—such as the selection process, the trends that have emerged from the contributions, and the tradition from which the “new” seems to be drawn—will be tackled. The discussion will be followed by a reading of works from five of the authors in the anthology: J. Pilapil Jacobo, Anna Oposa, Petra Magno, Carlos Quijon, Jr., and Alyza May Taguilaso.

This anthology is the first exclusively literary issue of Kritika Kultura, the international online journal of language, literary and cultural studies published by the Ateneo de Manila University and indexed by Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI), MLA, Scopus, EBSCO, and DOAJ. The soft launch is the satellite activity of Ateneo de Manila University for Taboan: The 3rd Philippine International Writers Festival.