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Powerhouse Women Pen Poems on Love, Hope, and Faith

Over the decades, women have proven that they also hold their rightful place in literature, whether they are writing feminist pieces, romance, or inspirational poetry. This Women’s Month, 8letters Bookstore & Publishing proudly presents six women writers whose poems inspire us to love, hope, and have faith. Refreshed from Brooks Along the…

New poetry collection traverses the path to loneliness—and back

Feature interview by Cris Santos Gibson Perez is no stranger to sadness. For the past 10 years, he has chronicled his emotional journeys as a coping mechanism, in his unique way of self-love and self-preservation. The result? His poetry collection, all the little, lonely, and forgotten things (ALLFT). Get up…

Composer Rommel Carrera debuts writing career with superhero sci-fi novel

Composer Rommel Carrera debuts writing career with superhero sci-fi novel

Musician-composer Rommel V. Carrera is no stranger to the limelight. The former semi-professional musician and songwriter released a major label in the 1990s and has won a songwriting award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This time, however, Rommel embarks on another career—that of writing and publishing. His debut…

Cabal of the Dark Sefiroth gives #Pinoyscifi a new flavor
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Cabal of the Dark Sefiroth gives #Pinoyscifi a new flavor

The literary landscape for #Pinoyscifi is broadening, thanks to a variety of published works that 8Letters has been accepting and releasing. Early November we launched Cabal of the Dark Sefiroth, the newest addition to 8letters’ sci-fi imprint. Doc Vince, author of Cabal, categorizes his novel as mature sci-fi that attempts…

“Miracles of Quiapo” by Ingming Aberia champions “little good deeds”
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“Miracles of Quiapo” by Ingming Aberia champions “little good deeds”

The Philippines is known for its strong ties to Catholicism, spanning a long and rich history of traditions and faith in the Church. At the heart of these traditions lies Manila, particularly Quiapo, where the annual Black Nazarene processions are held. It is no wonder that author and columnist Ingming…

MIBF and Frankfurt fave shoots to the stars with debut novel
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MIBF and Frankfurt fave shoots to the stars with debut novel

The brain has its own way of resuscitating itself and it gave me this concept story. I think it’s [because of] hope—the epinephrine that revives anyone even in the most dire of situations. It drugged me into writing a life (sic), despite inevitable death, is given a chance by destiny to live longer a bit but in a grander way.

One-on-one with Trigger Garett Author, Sig Coweng Torr
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One-on-one with Trigger Garett Author, Sig Coweng Torr

Here’s a quick catch-up with Sig Coweng Torr, author of one of 8Letters’ recent #PinoySciFi releases, Trigger Garett. With the recent success of your book (almost sold out at the MIBF book signing, you’re reaching Aix-de-Provence), did you have any realizations or reflections on the reading culture and landscape in…