Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Let's Talk About Happy Endings

If you happen to have read my first book, the short story collection called Happy Endings, and you're free next Monday afternoon, September 29, around 3 PM, it would be great if you could drop by Sweet Inspirations on Katipunan Avenue (it's sort of across Ateneo/Miriam, alongside Teriyaki Boy and Chicken Bacolod), in Quezon City.

The National Book Development Board has a little reading group called the NBDB Book Club, and they meet once a month to read and discuss Philippine-authored books. This September, their pick is Happy Endings, described on its back cover as a collection of "stories about reinvented identities, lost loves, thermoacoustic engines and Wednesday afternoons." The Book Club will be gathering at the aforementioned time and place -- and I'll be there as well, to answer any and all questions anyone may have about the book, from the writing process to whatever else. The session is open to anyone who's read the book; no registration required, just drop by. It'll be fun. (For more details, call the NDBD Secretariat at 9268238.)

On a somewhat related note, am very proud and pleased to point out that, thanks to my insane friends in television, Happy Endings plays what could be called a pivotal part in an upcoming episode (Ep. 9) of Rakista. (The show airs every Thursday night, 7 PM, on TV5, as if you didn't know already.) Thanks, guys.

11 comments:

Not your ordinary princess said...

hey Luis. irish here.

Not your ordinary princess said...

Sorry my comment got cut. Irish here, the lone yuppie (aka overgrown teenager) present at cafe sweet last monday. Thank you for the writing tips you generously shared and for answering our questions candidly :)
Anyway, on to a more inane questions: Did you guys happen to pick up my silver parker pen at our table? the one i used to scribble down your recommended writing books? i lost it :( and it's gift from my mother that's why i'm panicking :( if you know its whereabouts please message me at christianne_38@yhoo.com

Thank you!

Luis K. said...

Irish! Thanks for attending! :) I think the pen must be with the NBDB people. I'll send you Dianne's email.

jojo said...

Hi, Luis. Dunno if you remember me, since it's been a few years, but this is Johann. Recently bought a new copy of Happy Endings to give to a friend in the U.S. Power Books TriNoma had two in stock and now they're gone.

Luis K. said...

Johann Ong? Or another Johann? Whichever Johann you are, great big thanks! :) Much appreciated.

Am hoping to reissue Happy Endings myself someday, with a redesigned cover, for those who are still looking for it. :)

jojo said...

Johann Chua.

Luis K. said...

Johann Chua! My comics pimp! Hehehe. How could I forget? :)

Thank you very much, again. What are you up to these days?

seetherealme said...

hi, i read your books (king of nothing to do and happy endings).. when i read your books, i'm inspired to write again.. anyway, my personal favorite is "document." the best way to describe that story is.. bitin! haha.. i wish you'd turn that into a novel or something.. u can click on my blog to find out how i became a your fan..=)(naks! fan)excuse my grammar slips though.. i'm used to having an editor scrutinize my work..

rz said...

hi, rz here. some fan of yours. :))
I finally found a copy of this book--I've only been looking for a copy for the last five years or something. :)) I found my copy in Powerbooks, Greenbelt--the one place I haven't looked. :)) anyway, it was great. still writing stories? :)

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