Saturday, October 06, 2012

Aida Rivera Ford Book Launch

Our Mindanaoan dame of letters Mrs. Aida Rivera Ford had the launch of two of her new books, "Heroes in Love: Four Plays" and "Aida Rivera Ford: Collected Works."  The launch was held at National Bookstore, Gaisano Mall.  We, the Davao Writers Guild, were on hand to support our senior member; and I had the honor of introducing the author.


 "Heroes in Love" is a collection of short plays around the love lives of Philippine national heroes.  The book covers the stories of Manuel Quezon, Gregorio del Pilar, the fictional Crisostomo Ibarra, and, of course, Jose Rizal.
 "Collected Works" brings back many of Mrs. Ford's classic stories like "The Chieftest Mourner" and "Love in the Cornhusks", along with new stories written more recently.
Mrs. Ford is as energetic and charming as always.  She's an inspiration, and I can only hope to be as lively as she when I get to be her age.  And as productive, too.  Her output easily puts my paltry efforts to shame.
 With the Davao Writers Guild.
 Ric de Ungria and Jhoanna Cruz of UP Mindanao perform an excerpt from the play on the courtship of President Manuel Quezon and his wife Doña Aurora.

My SALEM members and Creative Writing students also attended the event and had their books signed.  Even though it wasn't a class requirement.  I love these guys.

3 comments:

  1. Congratulation or Kudos! We are very proud to Prof.Aida Rivera Ford and our school(Ford Academy of the Arts) has been enjoying a good reputation among Filipino Artists and art lovers, as often expressed by saying:''The Ford Academy of the Arts a truly vision is a splendid culture oasis where harmonious positive spirit are enlightenment!

    Bienvenido Bones Banez, Jr.
    FAA-Veteran Artists

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  2. It gives me great pleasure to send this message of ''Congratulation'' to my great Prof.Aida Rivera Ford of the Filipino Artists-Davao as they Book Launch celebration.

    Bienvenido Bones Banez, Jr.
    FAA-Veteran Artists

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  3. Excuse me po! I Want to know what are the titles of all books of Ms/Mrs. Aida Rivera Ford, please forgive me because to know it's my report and I just want to know lang po.

    Sana po masagot nyo po.

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