This September 22, 6 pm, local writers collective Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC) will organize the September installment of the city’s premier literary event, CDO Poetry Night, at the SM CDO Downtown Premier – Sky Park at the Fifth.
Themed “Fragile Things,” the event will also consist of spoken word performances from NAGMAC member-fellows, launch of debut single “Damgo” by synth pop indie band Alunsina, live poetry, prose, and play readings, and an open mic contest. Bulawan Books, the indie press of NAGMAC, will also launch two of its latest chapbook titles written by two homegrown fictionists — Raymond A Ybañez’s “Ang Pagsasara: Mga Kuwento” and Gari Jamero’s “borrowed semi-truths.” Copies of both chapbooks will be available for orders during the event.
NAGMAC is a young artists collective of emerging and established poets, essayists, fictionists, playwrights, screenwriters, editors, and translators born and/or raised in Northern Mindanao. The organization established CDO Poetry Night in February 2014 as a quarterly event to serve as a venue for local writers to share their works and realize the social relevance of literature in today’s society.