Ideas Alive, Book Discussion and Hunger Games Contest

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On September - 25 - 2009

Still in the throes of file/laptop deprivation (and illness), so that throws a wrench in regularly scheduled programming, but Sumintheblue has a post over at Bookmarked! announcing several events that might be of interest to Rocket Kapre readers, two of which happen tomorrow!

First is the Flips Flipping Pages September book discussion on Patrick Suskind’s Perfume. I confess that I hadn’t heard about the book, but the plot of the book is intriguing (with speculative elements, although I’m unsure if those are all in the protagonist’s head). Alas, since the sense of smell to me is like the sense of sight to a mole, I doubt I’ll sympathize much with the main character. For those of you who want to join the discussion (you don’t need to be a member of Flips Flipping Pages), it’ll be this Saturday (tomorrow) at the New Bombay Restaurant, Gil Puyat Ave. corner Ayala Extension, Makati.

Next is Ideas Alive, a seminar and workshop on how to be a “media creator” (which I read to mean tips on how to expand your story/concept beyond its original medium) by Jomike Tejido (Foldabots), and Budjette Tan (Trese). The event will be held on September 26 October 10 at 3-5 p.m in in Powerbooks Megamall. It’s organized by Powerbooks and the Philippine Star’s Supreme section.

Finally, the New Worlds Alliance is holding a multimedia review contest for the Hunger Games. Contestants must submit a creative book review of The Hunger Games either in text, text with artwork, video, audio or any other multi-media format. The winner gets: 1 copy of The Hunger Games signed by Suzanne Collins; The Underland Chronicles (books 1 to 5–this is Collins’ previous work); 1 The Hunger Games shirt. The deadline is October 30 and more details can be found here.

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