Filipino art, culture at Hyderabad Literary Fest

Hyderabad: A�A rich fare of Filipino literature, art, and culture is in the offing at the next edition of the Hyderabad Literary Festival.A�PhilippinesA�will be the Guest Nation at the seventh edition of the HLF to be held fromA�January 27 to 29A� at The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet.

A thirteen-member delegation of writers, artistes, and academics led by Prof Vim Nadera,A�Director of the Philippines International Literary Festival and a Unesco Fellow, will participate in panel discussions and readings, give lecture demonstrations, conduct workshops, and present a cultural programme at the festival.A�Besides, theA�PhilippinesA�Ambassador to IndiaA�is being invited to inaugurate the Filipino events at the festival.

While English and Filipino are the official languages in theA�Philippines, 19 other languages are recognized as the official auxiliary languages. In addition, the country has 120-175 languages with a rich history of oral literature. The Filipino writers and artistes will present the rich mosaic of art and culture of theA�archipelago of over 7,000A�islands.A�

The island nationa��s pre-Hispanic history, its Spanish and American colonial experience and its post-independence efforts at nation building will be highlighted in the panel discussions. The workshops and stage talks will explore themes like a�?Fiction as Film, Film as Fictiona��, a�?Trans-creation and Theatrea��, and a�?From Page to Stagea��. The cultural programmes will comprise Pangalay dance, music and Performance Poetry.


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