The National Book Development Board (NBDB) invites everyone to experience one of the greatest Philippine novels ever written as it stages a marathon reading of Dr. Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere on November 8 and 9 at the Filipinas Heritage Library in Makati City.

Celebrities, artists, musicians, poets, and authors will each give life to the 64 chapters of Rizal’s opus, which will begin at 1 p.m. on November 8 until noon of the following day. The reading will commence with a lecture by National Artist Virgilio Almario, whose Tagalog translation of Noli Me Tangere is recognized as one of the best translations ever written.

The Marathon Reading is one of the many activities the NBDB has lined up in celebration of this year’s Philippine Book Development Month celebration themed Read Pinoy! The event is open to everyone and with this, the NBDB hopes to rekindle the youth’s interest in Philippine Literature through an evening of fun and good food.

For more information, please call the NBDB at 926-8238 or the Filipinas Heritage Library at 892-1801.

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