5th Iloilo Mega Book Fair (IMBF) 2022 on April 28-30

This April 28-30, 2022 will be the 5th Iloilo Mega Book Fair in Festive Walk Iloilo. The theme of this year's Book Fair is "Libro para sa tanan" ("Books are for all"). 

The Iloilo Mega Book Fair (IMBF) is considered to be one of the most successful book and literary initiatives in the country. It serves as a place for a lot of writers from all over the region to showcase their skill and the prowess in creating literary pieces, particularly those in Akeanon, Hiligaynon, and Kinaray-a. The event is sponsored by Book Latté, Hubon Manunulat: West Visayan Writers, and Kasingkasing Press, Festive Walk Mall Iloilo and the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art.

Register for the events with the links below:

  • Comic Book Writing 101 on April 28, 1 PM, Registration link: 
  • Magsugilanonay Kita: 4th West Visayan Mother Tongue Children's Books Summit on April 29, 8 AM, Registration link: 
  • IMBF 2022 Writers' Night on April 30, 6PM, Registration link:
  • Schedule of events

    DAY 1: April 28, 2022 (Thursday)

    Balai Ilonggo @ Festive Walk Mall Iloilo

    Ilonggo Young Writers Conquering Cyberspace
    Live webcast via Kasingkasing Press Facebook Page

    Kapehan sa IMBF Tambayan
    Meet & Greet with West Visayan Authors
    ZineZoned: Iloilo Zine Fest
    Gathering of alternative and independent content creators
    All Day Networking Sessions

    Komiket sponsored talks

    “Alandal” Komiks Reading by J. Philip Ignacio

    Listen to a piece of comics history with the historical; fiction comics, "Alandal" written by Jay Ignacio and illustrated by comics master Alex Niño. Set in Islas Filipinas, 1774—Sabina, the twelve-year-old daughter of a Spanish conquistador in exile, gets abducted by Iranun pirates and taken to the island of Jolo. Once there, Sabina discovers her true identity as the granddaughter of the Sultan of Sulu. There, she meets a mysterious swordsman named Alandal. “Alandal” is an Official Selection of the 1st Philippine International Comics Festival, and the last work of Alex Niñ o who is currently retired. 

    Jay is a fiction writer, and director is a prolific writer, documentarist, and a singer and musician for the band DaPulis. His first comic book “Alandal” is the result of a collaborative effort with legendary comics veteran and Eisner Hall of Fame Nominee, Alex Niñ o. “Alandal” is an Official Selection of the 1st Philippine International Comics Festival. 

    Comic Book Writing 101: Purpose-Driven Storytelling by Paolo Alessandro Herras

    Whether you’re an artist, filmmaker, animator or aspiring comics creator—learn to tell a story visually. And it all begins with the driving force behind every action-driven story—the purpose-driven message. This is a storytelling workshop for professionals, students, and even non-writers—everyone is welcome.

    Paolo is an Independent Filmmaker, an award-winning Advertising Creative Director, Comic Book Author and Co-Founder of KOMIKET, the Filipino Komiks and Art Market, the biggest local comics event in the country. He is the Lead Lecturer of the Comic Book Creator’s Workshop, and his work “Strange Natives” is a 2017 National Book Award Finalist. 


    National Anthem 

    Official Opening of the 5th Iloilo Mega Book Fair
    by Noel Galon de Leon, IMBF 2022 Project Director 

    Welcome Remarks
    by Early Sol Gadong & Cristina Estorque, IMBF 2022 Project Managers

    Message from the National Book Development Board  (NBDB) Chair, Charisse Aquino Tugade
    Message from the National Committee on Literary Arts (NCLA) Western Visayas Coordinator, May Anne Jaro
    Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Dulce Maria Deriada, President of Hubon Manunulat: West Visayan Writers Group 

    Keynote Lecture by Isidoro M. Cruz

    The Book Nook Project by NBDB
    by Virgie M. Nicodemus 

    Hiligaynon and Kinaray-a Book Lab Presentation
    by Arnel Murga

    Sentro ng Wika at Kultura-University of Antique 

    Book Presentation by Aries B. Cabahit

    DAY 2: April 29, 2022 (Friday)

    Magsugilanonay Kita: 4th West Visayan Mother Tongue Children’s Books Summit 

    DAY 3: April 30, 2022 (Saturday)

    A Series of Conversations with West Visayan Writers and Cultural Movers Live webcast via Kasingkasing Press Facebook Page 

    IMBF GRAND BOOK LAUNCH: A Showcase of 30 New Children’s Books in Hiligaynon and Kinaray-a
    This event is free for all, but writers are encouraged to pre-register

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