Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, in cooperation with the Rizal Library, will be hosting a reading and lecture by poet Conchitina Cruz and alternative press advocate Adam David on July 15, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the 4th floor of the new Rizal Library.
Conchitina Cruz teaches creative writing and literature at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She is the author of Dark Hours (U of the Philippines P, 2005), elsewhere held and lingered (High Chair, 2008), and (together with Adam David and Delilah Aguilar) A catalogue of clothes for sale from the closet of Christine Abella—perpetual student, ukay fan, and compulsive traveler (Youth & Beauty Brigade, 2012). She helps run the small press Youth & Beauty Brigade as well as the semiannual small press expo Better Living Through Xeroxography (BLTX). She is a PhD student in English at State University of New York (SUNY) Albany and is currently working on her dissertation in Manila.
Adam David is a co-founder of the small press publishing concern called the Youth & Beauty Brigade. He co-hosts a semiannual small press expo called Better Living Through Xeroxography (BLTX) now on its fifth run-around this coming July 19. He also co-runs Uno Morato, a small independent bookstore and bar. His books include The El Bimbo Variations, Texticles, and Travel.
This event is part of the Kritika Kultura Reading Series, which aims to give a space for emergent writers to read from their newly published projects or works in progress.