WRITERS BECOME DANCERS AT LOLO’S BAR
July 21, 2007
The night’s poetic inertia could not be carried by fleeting words alone. It was during 4K Barrel’s set, just after the open-mic, when writers and audience alike hit the dance floor, fleshing-out metaphors and rhymes into upbeat swings, turns and gyrations. And so they did strut their wares.
But the OragonRepublic.Com Writers’ Night last July 19 started rather nice and serene. Webmaster/owner Fer Basbas gave the usual welcome address with Literary Editor Jose Jason L. Chancoco as host. The guest writers/readers were Ford Scholar Frank Peñones, Kabulig Auditor Marissa Casillan, Kabulig President Estelito Jacob, Salakab ringleader Jo Bisuña, Medtech-Poet Sonny Sendon, Kabulig Treasurer Dr. Judith Salamat, Vox Bikol columnist Vic Nierva, Catanduanes writer Gerry Rubio, ‘Tigsik Queen’ Aida Cirujales, The Pillars staffer Elmer Ramos, and love poets Lance Gulim and Tess Rey. The 4K Barrel also rendered Bikol songs during the intermission
Also in attendance were Bikolista and entrepreneur Ramon ‘Ringer’ Olaño, Bikol Reporter columnist Rizaldy Manrique, writer/artist Djoanna Tanji and Webmaster/Events Organizer Sheila Basbas.
Invited or listed poets were the first to perform, although everybody could come up the stage later during the open-mic. Free drinks and certificates were provided and awarded to the participants by Andy Belmonte of Lolo’s Bar and Fer Basbas of ORC.