PowerBooks Poetry Night

Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 by Rom in Labels: , , , ,

It was a busy Friday night at the Makati City where everyone is obviously going frenzy about the occasion. It’s just a day before Valentine’s Day, but people with red in their  aura are all over the place while commercialism is in the air---well, that’s what Valentine’s day for others.

The day is just another traffic congested, asphyxia induced and migraine gracious event provoked by the occasion. However, lovers everywhere are not being daunted, though their bodies are already immune to urban chaos, their hearts are still compassionate, at least those who participated and attended the PowerBook’s Poetry Night held at Greenbelt Makati City.

Poetry lovers tread over the event amidst their busy schedule to participate and grace the occasion of reading poems through their hearts content. The event was sponsored by PowerBooks Greenbelt Makati and the PowerBooks Club. The affair is composed of artists and poets, academician, and band members, as well as teachers and professionals from all over the place. They rendered their time and talent to make things happen.

The display window of PowerBooks Greenbelt was beautifully designed for the occasion; it serves as a stage where passersby are being treated with show in a different aesthetic level. The Jazz performance by the Prelude Jazz Trio and the Soprano rendition of Nenen Espina pleasures spectator who passes by the window. As the night falls, the second floor of the bookstore turns into a poetry hookah jamming session, where artistic smoke fills the lung of those who choose to inhale the bitterness and the saccharine flavored air in the Love/Obsession theme of the poetry night.

Close to thirty poets participated in the event, they rendered their talent pro bono, just for the love of the art and sharing. Poets and artists who participated are Teo Antonio, Ronald Baytan, Tobbie cadhit, Ronald Datan, Triccia David, Agnes Dimaculangan, Rom Factolerin, Karen Kunawicz, Bea Ladra, J. Luna, Krissy Manalo, Wawi Navarozza, Patrick Orquia, Katrina Pallon, Raul Roco Jr. Danton Remoto, Syke, Jimsmar Paulino, Charms Tianzon of Matilda, Prelude Jazz Trio, Maxine Syjuco and Trix Syjuco, Aimee marcos, Ginny Mata, Kooky Tuason, Vivien Mangalindan and with the special participation of Nenen Espina, soprano, and the guest of honor, the multi-awarded screenplay and novelist Ricky Lee.

Spoken words of love are never been the same again with these artists who rendered their time and talent just for the sake of sharing it in solidarity with fellow poets in the pink of the night, the eve of the red-lettered day.

to view the event pictures click this link: PICTURES