I feel like I have become the sort of person who sees every occasion to get out of Makati as a special one–something that needs a lot of planning, and careful consideration, and sometimes, a whole lot of not-actually-doing-it; the older I’ve gotten the more difficult I’ve found it to do spontaneous things. On one hand, that means I’m able to stick to my deadlines … Continue reading Live A Little // An (Uno) Morato Adventure
This is me ending the month of August with a bang. This collection of poems is one of the most put together, most haunting, and most disturbing that I have read. For those of you who haven’t heard of this yet, it’s a collection of poems about actresses who died before their time–some familiar “faces” are Sharon Tate, Brittany Murphy, Marilyn Monroe. I walked into the … Continue reading Dark Sparkler
This book is a performance. It begins innocently enough: here is where we are, here is what is happening, this is who we are in this story. We meet Nancy Astley, her family. We all meet Kitty Butler. We are charmed, and yet all comfortable enough in our seats to let the characters do all the feeling. Things escalate slowly–relationships are built, tension is created, things … Continue reading Tipping The Velvet
Earlier this month, I said that I would be teaching a Creative Writing class for a younger audience (ages 13-17). However, after giving it some thought and talking it over with MAGIS, we’ve decided to remove the cap on age: that is, I realized that what I would be teaching for an audience of 13 to 17 would be more or less something that I … Continue reading Ages 13 & Up!
How do I even begin talking about this book? When I read This Is How You Lose Her, I said that it broke my heart (it did), and it did so by making me candid, making me laugh–Leaving The Sea, I think, broke my heart by first gnawing at my mind: it kept me on edge, saying focus on this, and then caught me off-guard. … Continue reading Leaving The Sea