This occasion invitations writers on an journey on love, intercourse, and girls


Ladies Writing publicizes “LOVE, SEX & WOMEN: Writing About Romance,” a whole-day writing journey for girls writers on April 20, 2024



Romance is within the air! Ladies Writing invitations feminine writers to an all-day occasion of inspirational talks and writing actions targeted on love and romance. Titled “LOVE, SEX & WOMEN: Writing About Romance,” the occasion will probably be held from 9 a.m. by way of 6 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 20, 2024, at The Roof Deck, Sunshine Place Senior Recreation Middle, 56 Jupiter Avenue, Brgy. Bel Air, Makati Metropolis.

This distinctive journey brings collectively esteemed audio system who will share their insights on love, intercourse, ladies’s experiences, and the craft of writing and publishing romance novels.

Study from trade consultants, akin to bestselling romance novelist Mina Esguerra, publishing specialist Karina Bolasco, and well-liked writer-teacher Rica Bolipata-Santos. A dialog with intercourse therapist Dr. Rica Cruz and memoirist Lissa de Guia will discover how feminine sexuality and storytelling intertwine.

Printed authors Agay Llanera, Mae Coiyuto, and Mina Esguerra will share insights about writing compelling grownup and YA tales that commemorate love and feminine sexuality. They’ll focus on their experiences thriving in a neighborhood of romance writers and about publishing their work within the Philippines and overseas.


Author and trainer Rica Bolipata Santos’s craft discuss will present sensible steerage and inspiration to those that are already writing romance or are simply exploring the potential for doing so. Members may even be given workout routines to hone their expertise in writing about intimacy and delicate subjects.

“LOVE, SEX & WOMEN: Writing About Romance” is open to ladies writers of all talent ranges. We goal to foster a supportive and collaborative surroundings the place like-minded contributors can be taught from one another’s experiences and construct lasting connections throughout the writing neighborhood.

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“LOVE, SEX & WOMEN: Writing About Romance” takes place this April 20, 2024, at The Roof Deck, Sunshine Place Senior Recreation Middle, 56 Jupiter Avenue, Brgy. Bel Air, Makati Metropolis

The occasion

Date: April 20, 2024
Time: 9:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Location: The Roof Deck, Sunshine Place Senior Recreation Middle, 56 Jupiter Avenue, Brgy. Bel Air, Makati Metropolis

Register for this occasion at “Love, Intercourse &Ladies: Writing About Romance” is open to a most of 30 contributors. We encourage early fowl registration. First come, first served. For extra details about the occasion, please contact Melissa Salva Ramos at [email protected].

Concerning the organizers

Ladies Writing is a neighborhood devoted to empowering Filipina ladies by way of the enjoyment of writing. Based in 2022 by publisher-author Reni Roxas and creator Carla Pacis, WW presents alternatives to grownup ladies of all writing expertise by way of its courses, workshops, and writerly occasions.

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About our visitor audio system

For over forty years, Karina Bolasco’s dedication to selling various voices has earned her quite a few awards throughout her tenure in Anvil Publishing and the Ateneo de Manila College Press. Underneath her management, Anvil and Ateneo Press gained the Writer of the Yr award quite a few instances and the Nationwide E book Awards for nearly 300 of their titles. Karina helped discovered Anvil Publishing Home in 1990, which she developed and grew into the largest and main press of that point, releasing books of all genres by and for Filipinos. In 2016 she shifted to tutorial and scholarly publishing on the Ateneo de Manila College Press. Upon her retirement from e-book publishing in 2023, the Manila Critics Circle gave her a Lifetime Achievement Award. Her influence on the publishing trade endures even in retirement, as she leads the preparations for the Frankfurt E book Honest in 2025, the place the Philippines is the visitor of honor.

Widespread romance novelist Mina Esguerra has written near thirty books. Her participating storytelling and relatable characters have earned her Filipino Readers’ Alternative awards in addition to a loyal following. In 2013, she based #RomanceClass, a neighborhood of Filipino authors of romance in English, and it has since helped over 100 authors write and publish romance books. She can be a media adaptation agent, working with LA-based Daring MP to develop romance media by Filipino creatives for a global viewers. Go to for extra details about her books and tasks.

Author and writer Rica Bolipata-Santos’s private essays about love, household, marriage, and troublesome points are well-loved for his or her candor and honesty. Her method to writing about delicate subjects will assist writers sort out numerous points of romance writing. She has an AB in Humanities and an MA in English Literature, each from Ateneo de Manila College, the place she taught for thirty years. She accomplished her PhD in English (Inventive Writing) on the College of the Philippines. Rica has written three acclaimed collections of inventive nonfiction. Her first e-book, “Love, Need, Kids, And many others.” (Milflores Publishing) gained the distinguished Madrigal Gonzales First E book Award in 2005. Her third assortment, “Navel” (UST Press), was a finalist for Greatest E book in Nonfiction on the Nationwide E book Awards in 2017.


Dr. Rica Cruz is a intercourse and relationships therapist, educator, and broadcaster. She can be the CEO and Founding father of Unprude, the primary intercourse remedy app in Asia. She is the primary and solely Filipino to be given the title of Board Licensed Diplomate in Medical Sexology by the American Board of Sexology, and the primary from the Philippines to be a part of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intercourse Analysis. Dr. Rica is a continuing voice in Filipino sexuality and pleasure. The TV reveals, podcasts, and social media applications she hosts goal to normalize Filipinos’ conversations round intercourse. Her aim is to information them towards understanding and embracing their sexual selves, so that each Filipino can totally expertise and luxuriate in intercourse on their very own phrases.

Lissa Romero De Guia is a musical theater performer, author, visible artist, and intuitive healer. In her e-book “Folks I Have Been” she writes with introspection and honesty in regards to the private experiences which have formed her into who she is now.

Agay Llanera is a contract author for TV and the net. She is the creator of three new grownup romance books and the YA romance e-book, “Choco Chip Hips.” She is a part of #romanceclass, a neighborhood of Filipino authors and readers of latest romance.

Mae Coyiuto earned her MFA in Writing for Younger Adults/Kids from The New College. Her YA romance e-book “Chloe and the Kaishao Boys” (Penguin Random Home) made it to the listing of New York Public Library Greatest Books of the Yr in 2023.