Leading Korean novelist holds talk show at National Library

Pop-up K-lit exhibition runs entire October

Official Poster - Meet the Mentor

This October the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) is literature haven as it holds the Meet the Mentor: K-Novelist Book Talk Show, featuring renowned mystery-thriller author Jeong Youjeong, and K-Lit: Turning Pages of Korea, a Korean modern literature pop-up exhibit.

Meet the Mentor: K-Novelist Book Talk Show (registration Link: bit.ly/K-NovelistTalkReg)

The Meet the Mentor series, known for its commitment to cultural education through workshops, seminars, and talks, returns with an exploration of Korean literature. Jeong Youjeong, the award-winning author of the international bestseller The Good Son and Seven Years of Darkness, will take you on a journey of her unique storytelling.

Translated and published in 22 countries, she has gained global acclaim for her distinctive style and profound exploration of the “backside of human nature.” Her works are characterized by compelling narratives, intricate plots, bold prose, and vibrant characters that transcend the boundaries between fiction and reality.

Meet the Mentor: K-Novelist Book Talk Show, in partnership with the National Library of the Philippines, the Rizal Library, and Fully Booked, will be held October 10–11 at National Library of the Philippines, Rizal Library–Ateneo de Manila University, and Fully Booked BGC High Street Branch.

With varying themes, the event aims to share insights with different Filipino audiences, including authors, creative writing students, and book lovers. See details:

MAP – Meet the Mentor

K-Lit: Turning Pages of Korea, a Korean modern literature pop-up exhibition from October 13 to November 18 at KCC, brings visitors deeper into Korean modern literature through displays of 100 Korean books and special sections of four main books.

Official Poster – Literature Exhibit

Special corners at KCC showcase internationally acknowledged books and novelists, including Jeong Youjeong’s Seven Years of Darkness, Son Wonpyung’s Almond, and Cheon Meyung-gwan’s Whale. These sections offer diverse genres, such as mystery, young adult, and fantasy, giving a unique literary experience for everyone.

Visitors can also check out the KCC library even after the exhibition closes.  The month-long exhibit will be supplemented by activities such as bookmark making and a book hunt. (Details to be announced on KCC’s social media channels.)

Whether you’re a literature enthusiast, a curious reader, or someone looking to expand one’s cultural horizons, these events are worth checking out.

Registration for the K-Novelist Book Talk Show is now open. Reserve your spot at bit.ly/K-NovelistTalkReg.

The K-Lit: Turning Pages of Korea exhibit is open to the public from October 13 to November 18, Monday to Saturday (excluding holidays) from 9 am to 4 pm at the 5F, Multipurpose Hall of KCC in Taguig City. No registration needed.

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