Celebrities grace launching of screenwriter Ricky Lee’s first novel

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Scriptwriter Ricky Lee will have a star-studded book launching this Sunday, November 30. Piolo Pascual, Cesar Montano, Lorna Tolentino, Cherry Pie Picache, Gina Alajar, Chanda Romero, Eugene Domingo, and Ricky Davao will read excerpts from his first novel Para kay B (inset).



Piolo Pascual, Cesar Montano, Lorna Tolentino, Cherry Pie Picache, Gina Alajar, Chanda Romero, Eugene Domingo, Ricky Davao, Malou de Guzman, Cookie Chua and Skarlet are among the celebrities who will read excerpts from renowned scriptwriter Ricky Lee's first novel, which is written in popular Taglish.


Para kay B (o kung papaano dinevastate ng pag-ibig ang 4 out of 5 sa atin) will be launched this Sunday, November 30, 4 p.m. at Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.. Ms. Marilou Diaz-Abaya will be the director-of-ceremonies of this star-studded event to be graced by luminaries in the fields of cinema, television, and literature.


Ricky Lee is best known as the writer of the recently awarded Best Asia-Pacific Film of All Time, Himala, and many other award-winning films.

Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Literature, hails Ricky's literary work for its depth and daring technique: "Namumukod ang mga akda ni Ricky Lee sa lalim ng pagdalumat at mapangahas na teknik. Nangunguna rin siya sa masikap na paglalapat ng teoryang pampolitika sa kanyang mga binabasa at isinusulat."

Thirty eight (38) independent filmmakers led by Jeffrey Jeturian, Lav Diaz, Raya Martin, Dante Mendoza, Ellen Ongkiko, among others, are planning to screen 2-5 minute short films based on segments of the novel to make a Para kay B omnibus film—for free. The film is slated to come out next year.

Para Kay B will be distributed by Anvil. It will be available in bookstores starting first week of December.

For reservations and inquiries, please contact Rachel Mauricio at 0918-9700069 or Mai Dones at 09277823781.


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