munting tinig

Saturday, May 13, 2006

change of venue for the june 10 meeting

**saturday, june 10
selection: DON VICENTE: Two Novels (Tree and My Brother, My Executioner)
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: this book is two novels in one. please read the section, TREE.
length (both novels): 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375752439
time: 6:30 p.m.
venue: Sweet Thang, 1921 W. North Ave., Chicago. 773-772-4166.

i recommend everyone who still does not have the books to order them from longtime filipino bookseller linda nietes:

Linda Maria Nietes
Philippine Expressions Bookshop

2114 Trudie Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-2006, USA
Phone: 310-514-9139
Fax: 310-514-3485
E-mail: linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net

Sunday, May 07, 2006

*** dates for the may to october meetings

apologies for duplicate postings.
please forward widely.

contact: yhortil5@yahoo.com

hi all!

here are the dates for the next several books in f. sionil jose's
rosales saga. they turned out to be not too different from the
previous dates.

*** please note that saturday, july 22 and august 19 will start
earlier than 6:30 p.m., to accomodate the venue's hours open. ***

any questions, please email me, yhortil5@yahoo.com.

those who would like to blog please also email me for the username and password. our blog is at http://muntingtinigchicago.blogspot.com.

see you on the 20th!

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**saturday, may 20
selection: DUSK
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: please read all 352 pages
publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375751440
time: 6:30 p.m.
venue: Sweet Table, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. 773-549-4188.

**saturday, june 10
selection: DON VICENTE: Two Novels (Tree and My Brother, My Executioner)
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: this book is two novels in one. please read the section, TREE.
length (both novels): 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375752439
time: 6:30 p.m.
venue: Sweet Thang, 1921 W. North Ave., Chicago. 773-772-4166.

**saturday, july 22
selection: DON VICENTE: Two Novels (Tree and My Brother, My Executioner)
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: this book is two novels in one. please read the section, MY
BROTHER, MY EXECUTIONER.
length (both novels): 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375752439
time: 5 p.m.
venue: Mom's Bake Shoppe and Restaurant, 2415 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago. 773-784-1318.

**saturday, august 19
selection: THE SAMSONS: Two Novels (The Pretenders and Mass)
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: this book is two novels in one. please read the section, THE
PRETENDERS.
length (both novels): 560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375752447
time: 4 p.m.
TENTATIVE venue: My Place for Tea, 3210 N. Sheffield Ave., corner of
Belmont Ave., Chicago. 773-525-8320.

**saturday, september 16
selection: THE SAMSONS: Two Novels (The Pretenders and Mass)
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: this book is two novels in one. please read the section, MASS.
length (both novels): 560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375752447
time: 6:30 p.m.
TENTATIVE venue: Green Ginger, 2050 W. Division St. Chicago.,
773-486-6700.

and here are the details on our next book after f. sionil jose's
rosales saga:

**saturday, october 14
selection: MIRACLE FRUIT
author: aimee nezhukumatathil
details: poetry book. planned reading with SAPAC (south asian
progressive action collective). please read all 86 pages.
length: 86 pages
publisher: tupelo press
ISBN: 0971031088
time: 6:30 p.m.
TENTATIVE venue: jose p. rizal center, 1332 w. irving park road.,
chicago. 773-281-1210.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

order of books remains

hi all! yvonne here. i was also bummed we had to postpone, but at least it'll give us more time to read.

here are the books we are to read, in order. i recommend everyone who still does not have the books to order them from longtime filipino bookseller linda nietes:

Linda Maria Nietes
Philippine Expressions Bookshop

2114 Trudie Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-2006, USA
Phone: 310-514-9139
Fax: 310-514-3485
E-mail: linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net

these books are available at the university libraries, and the chicago, skokie and evanston public libraries. i have also found secondhand copies of don vicente and the samsons at online bookstores.

we will post dates and exact venues next time. any questions, please feel free to leave a comment on this blog entry, as well as a way to reach you. thanks for checking in!

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selection: DUSK
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: please read all 352 pages
publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375751440
time: 6:30 p.m.

selection: DON VICENTE: Two Novels (Tree and My Brother, My Executioner)
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: this book is two novels in one. please read the section, TREE.
length (both novels): 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375752439
time: 6:30 p.m.
TENTATIVE venue: Sweet Table, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. 773-549-4188.

selection: DON VICENTE: Two Novels (Tree and My Brother, My Executioner)
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: this book is two novels in one. please read the section, MY BROTHER, MY EXECUTIONER.
length (both novels): 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375752439
time: 6:30 p.m.
TENTATIVE venue: Mom's Bake Shoppe and Restaurant, 2415 W. Peterson Ave. 773-784-1318.

selection: THE SAMSONS: Two Novels (The Pretenders and Mass)
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: this book is two novels in one. please read the section, THE PRETENDERS.
length (both novels): 560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375752447
time: 6:30 p.m.
TENTATIVE venue: My Place for Tea, 3210 N. Sheffield Ave., corner of Belmont Ave. Chicago IL 60657. 773-525-8320.

selection: THE SAMSONS: Two Novels (The Pretenders and Mass)
author: F. Sionil Jose
details: this book is two novels in one. please read the section, MASS.
length (both novels): 560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0375752447
time: 6:30 p.m.
TENTATIVE venue: Green Ginger, 2050 W. Division St. 773-486-6700.

and here are the details on our next book after f. sionil jose's rosales saga:

selection: MIRACLE FRUIT
author: aimee nezhukumatathil
details: poetry book. planned reading with SAPAC (south asian progressive action collective). please read all 86 pages.
length: 86 pages
publisher: tupelo press
ISBN: 0971031088
time: 6:30 p.m.
TENTATIVE venue: jose p. rizal center, 1332 w. irving park road. 773-281-1210.

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any questions, please feel free to leave a comment on this blog entry, as well as a way to reach you. thanks for checking in!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

DUSK IN MAY

Hello, everyone! I just wanted everyone to know that our April meeting in which we were scheduled to read Dusk by F. Sionil Jose has been postponed to May. Please stay tuned for details of our Spring/Summer activiities. The following are things to which we can look forward:

-Reading at the Rizal Center
-Reading with SAPAC of Miracle Fruit
-Reading of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo (J. Rizal)

Thanks to everyone for reading. Should there be anything that I am missing, any activities, books to read, etc. that anyone would like to explore with the book club, please let me know. We'll see you in May!!!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

march 11 2k6 meeting


the more the merrier
Originally uploaded by ulanmaya_sei.

march 2006 meeting, "america is in the heart."



we repeated "america is in the heart" to accomodate new people. we began with luisa igloria's "six fragments: after carlos bulosan" and ended, appropriately, with the final chapter of the autobiography.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

next meeting is march 11

MUNTING TINIG book club's next meeting is this saturday, march 11, 6:30 p.m. at anna's place, 345 N. LaSalle, Suite 4504, Chicago, IL 60610.

please RSVP to anna so she knows how many people to prepare food for, and so she can tell the doorman of her building how many people to expect: anna_m_rosete@yahoo.com.

we will remain with "america is in the heart." please find below reading guidelines. we have prepared articles and possibly a video for this meeting.

thanks for reading, hope to see you there!

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Since none of us are teachers, we will respond academically, psychologically or emotionally to the novel. To make it easier to organize your thoughts, I suggest all those interested in joining us to take a piece of paper and fold it in half.

On the left side of the paper, copy phrases that especially strike you. An example:

It is but fair to say that America is not a land of one race or one class of men. We are all Americans that have toiled and suffered and known oppression and defeat, from the first Indian that offered peace in Manhattan to the last Filipino pea pickers. America is not bound by geographical latitudes. America is not merely a land or an institution. America is in the hearts of men that died for freedom; it is also in the eyes of men that are building a new world. America is a prophecy of a new society of men: of a system that knows no sorrow or strife or suffering. America is a warning to those who would try to falsify the ideals of freemen.

America is also the nameless foreigner, the homeless refugee, the hungry boy begging for a job and the black body dangling on a tree. America is the illiterate immigrant who is ashamed that the world of books and the intellectual opportunities is closed to him.

We are all that nameless foreigner, that homeless refugee, that hungry boy, that illiterate immigrant and that lynched black body. All of us, from the first Adams to the last Filipino, native born or alien, educated or illiterate. We are America!


On the right side of the paper, write down your response to those reactions. Please remember to bring this list to the meeting.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

bulosan tribute

our own voice e-magazine has an issue devoted solely to carlos bulosan's "america is in the heart," to the times it represented for immigrants, and for the movements that sprung as a result of his generation's work.

click HERE