Ricky lee’s new book
At the launch of his new book, Kung Alam N’yo Lang: Mga Kuwentong Pambata para sa
mga Hindi na Bata, screenwriter ricky Lee told YeS! and our online affiliate, PeP.ph, that he frequents the Fully booked chain of bookstores.
“And yet, hindi ko nakikita ang mga libro ko dito,” he pointed out. “Actually, no’ng sinabi ng Visprint, ‘Madi-display na tayo maski sa Fully booked,’ natuwa ako, e. that’s one of the reasons why I said yes na Visprint ang magdistribute lahat, from B [ Para Kay B, his first novel], Trip to Quiapo [his scriptwriting manual], and so on and so forth. So, nice. Meron pa rin sa National [book Store], Precious romance… At least, dumami ang outlets.” Kung Alam N’yo Lang is a collection of stories that tackle various topics, ranging from the existence of God to the concept of death. It also features illustrations by artists Kenikenken, Diigii Daguna, Jether Amar, and Ivan reverente.
Next on the plate of the acclaimed writer of cinematic gems such as Himala, Brutal, and
Karnal is a book featuring the screenplay of Moral and a howto guide on writing a script, using scenes and characters from Moral as examples.
july 29, 2017 fully booked bonifacio global city, taguig
Ricky’s fellow writer and good friend Bienvenido Lumbera (left, above right photo) attended the book launch. Lumbera is a National Artist for Literature and a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communications.
Ricky Lee gave a lively talk on his colorful life as a writer for print and for films, answered questions from the audience, and then signed copies of his book.
Actress Miles Ocampo (right photo) held her copy of Kung Alam N’yo Lang. Not many people may know that the ABS-CBN talent is a graduate of one of Ricky’s intensive writing workshops.