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21 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Episode 4 - Romance writing with Mina Esguerra: When in doubt, read it aloud
Hosts Gege Sugue and Shani Tan continue their conversation with romance author Mina V. Esguerra. In this episode, Mina talks about creating a community of authors with Romance Class - with over a hundred books published - and building diversity in Filipino romance books. Don't forget to listen to part one!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | May 28, 2020
Episode 5 - Theater and arts critic Orly Agawin: From book thief to Robin Hood
Orly Agawin trains corporate clients by day and reviews theater and art exhibitions for The Jellicle Blog by night. In this episode, he talks to hosts Gege Sugue and Shani Tan about what he has done for his immense love for reading... including "borrowing" a couple of library books.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | May 4, 2020
Episode 3 - Mina Esguerra writes romance for, and about, today's Filipina
Contemporary romance writer Mina V. Esguerra has published 24 books since 2009 about the love lives Filipinas lead. Yes, they're working women, and yes, they're sexually active long before saying "I do". What got her into writing and how does she do it in a distinctly Filipino way? Join her in part one of her conversation with hosts Gege Sugue and Shani Tan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Episode 2 - From prayer books to Xerex: Bebang Siy, the reader
How did you get into reading? As a child, "It's Raining Mens" author Bebang Siy flipped through prayer books she couldn't understand, devoured her elder cousin's tabloids (particularly the sex advice column!), and went through her dad's stash of thriller paperbacks. Join her, and hosts Gege Sugue and Shani Tan, as she talks about the books that made her the reader and writer she is today.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Episode 1 - Bebang Siy's mom was horrified when she read about herself in "It's a Mens World"
If you write about your dysfunctional family for all the world to see, you mom will prooobably have a few words to say. In the case of "It's a Mens World" author Bebang Siy, those words were, "P.I. mo." Join her, and hosts Gege Sugue and Shani Tan, in the first episode of Booklaban. This is a show for people who love reading books and talking about them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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