In commemoration of the 150th birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose will talk about the life and writings of our national hero in this one hour talk. Admission is Free. To register and for more information please call 631.1231 locals 222 and 228 or email email@example.com
When: Friday, June 24 at 6:oo pm
The Ortigas Foundation Library is located at the 2nd Floor of Ortigas of Ortigas Building, Ortigas corner Meralco Avenues, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
About the Speaker
F. (Francisco) Sionil José, writer and publisher, founded the Philippine Center of PEN, an international organization of poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists. In 1965 he established the publishing firm Solidaridad and edited the journal, Solidarity. His work includes eleven novels, five books of short stories, a book of verse, a collection of stories for children and four books of essays. His five-novel Rosales saga consisting of The Pretenders, Tree, My Brother My Executioner, Mass, and Po-on have been published in the United States and translated in various languages in Asia and Europe.
José has received numerous fellowships, honorary Ph.D’s and awards, which include: the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Award (1980); the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Centennial Honors for the Arts (1999); the National Artist Award for Literature (2001); and the Pablo Neruda Centennial Award (2004).