Friday, February 12, 2010

Taboan Writers Conference Day 2

No, no pictures for today, unfortunately. The schedule turned out to be quite hectic, and there were too many interesting people to talk to.

Our first fiasco of the day: the bus that was to pick us -- the second batch -- up came in very late. We missed the early part of the morning proceedings. I caught the tail end of the session run by Renato Madrid, a.k.a., Msgr. Rudy Villanueva.

I have to confess that I don't know much about Renato Madrid. Chalk that up to my own ignorance and my engineering education. But man! was he popular, especially among the older writers. Among his novels are "Devilwings" and "Mass for the Death of an Enemy." I'll have to look them up sometime.

A funny thing happened later in the day. The first afternoon sessions were "Mainstream Publishing", "Writing for a Living", and "Writing Erotica." Guess where everyone flocked to? I settled for the combined "Mainstream Publishing"/"Writing for a Living" track, which turned out to be quite engaging nonetheless (though perhaps not as engaging as The Other Track.... Perverts!)

I had my own talk on Online Literature, shared with Ian Casocot and Jason Laxamana. I talked about my experience with Dagmay, and shared our numbers. Not much compared to the usual blog numbers, but I think we still perform an important service for the community of writers in Mindanao.

1 comment:

  1. holy schmolly! Jason Laxamana was there? I follow everything he wrote when I was in high school!

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