A raft of Filipino talent appearing at SIBF

A raft of Filipino talent appearing at SIBF

Peter Solis Nery will be taking part in, "Poetry Friday at SIBF".

By Staff Report

Published: Wed 21 Oct 2015, 1:05 PM

Last updated: Sun 25 Oct 2015, 5:42 PM

Multi-award winning writer and poet  Peter Solis Nery and independent artist and illustrator Kerby Rosanes will be taking part in this year's Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) taking place from November 4 -14 at the Expo Centre.
Nery has won the Palanca gold medal for his writing six times, the Palanca being the Philippine equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize, and a standard by which all Filipino writers are measured.  In 2012 after his fifth win for "Punctuation", a collection of Poetry for Children in English, he was elevated to the Palanca Awards Hall of Fame. Another Gold Palanca followed in 2013, his sixth, for a short story about a priest, his faith, church politics, and the problem of drought.
Kerby Rosanes is a Philippines-based illustrator who works with black fine liners to magically illustrate his "doodle" world. His work has turned him into an Internet sensation with his Sketchy Stories Facebook page having over a million and a half subscribers and it was through social media that Rosanes was found and commissioned by huge brands such as Ford and Nike. He has been commissioned by UK publisher LOM Art to do an adult coloring book called "Animorphia: An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge" and his first book, "Doodle Invasion," was produced by an independent publisher in Finland.
Rosanes will join a panel session called, "Drawing a story: illustrators discuss their art and impact of the new colouring book phenomenon" on November 10, Book Forum, at 19:15pm, which will discuss the new global adult colouring book phenomenon and how to bring a story to life through pictures. Peter Solis Nery will be taking part in, "Poetry Friday at SIBF" on 6 November, Book Forum, at 18:00hrs.

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