Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta

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Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta is the author of five poetry collections. Her debut biofiction novel, Assembling Alice, is a fictional retelling of the life of Katigbak-Lacuesta’s grandmother, painting a portrait of what it means be a Filipino woman after the Second World War.

She obtained an MFA from the New School University in 2004 and has since taught in major universities in Manila. Katigbak-Lacuesta has also co-edited various literary Filipino poetry anthologies for the Cordite Poetry Review and Vagabond Press. In 2019, she co-edited The Achieve Of, The Mastery, a survey of contemporary Philippine Poetry in English, with Dr Gemino Abad.

Widely awarded for her work in the Philippines, Katigbak-Lacuesta has also been the Filipino delegate to international literary festivals in Rotterdam, Medellín, San Francisco, Macau, and Kuala Lumpur.
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Desert Stanzas

Desert Stanzas

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 February 2023 19:30-21:00Venue: Desert Camp, Caravanserai, Exit 29, Jebel Ali, Lehbab Rd, Dubai
Language: MultilanguageSession No: 1 
AED 425
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Married to the Job: Angelo R. Lacuesta, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta & Katie & Kevin Tsang

Married to the Job: Angelo R. Lacuesta, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta & Katie & Kevin Tsang

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 14:30-15:30Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 85 
AED 60 - AED 75
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Poems as Old Friends: Lemn Sissay, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta & Tishani Doshi

Poems as Old Friends: Lemn Sissay, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta & Tishani Doshi

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 20:30-21:30Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 136 
AED 60
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