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  Department of Languages & Literature

Kulokabildo: Dialogues with Cebuano Writers

Kulokabildo: Dialogues with Cebuano WritersThe students of the Poetry and Fiction class (Engl 133N) of  Dr. Hope Sabanpan-Yu, has documented the exciting conversations with Cebuano poets and fictionists in a book with a dvd of the live interviews with these famous writers.

Published by the USC Cebuano Studies Center with assistance from Sunflower Press,  Kulokabildo:  Dialogues with Cebuano Writers will be a useful resource for students, teachers and readers. The book features 24 varied writers such as Merlie Alunan, Tem Adlawan, Rogelio Pono, Renato Pono, Arlaine Obenieta, Dindin Villarino, Maripal Sandiego, Isolde Amante, Vince Cinches, Marvi Gil, Jeneen Garcia and more. The writers and student interviewers discuss the wide range of Cebuano language and literature, the challenges of writing in Cebuano, their inspirations and themes as well as their views on the current state of Cebuano writing. The dialogues are followed by a sample of the writer’s work.

The book will be launched at the USC Buttenbruch Hall on April 3, 2009 at 3:30-5:30 pm. Dr. Clarita Filipinas will give a talk about the book. Dr. Hope Yu will discuss how the project was conceived and brought to realization. The students and writers will exchange their views and experiences regarding the project.