Originally a brainchild of Dean Francis Alfar, LitCritters is a witty play on the words “literary criticism” to signify those who take part in the practice. With Sir Ian Rosales Casocot at the helm of this Dumaguete chapter and with Dean’s special grant of branching out, I as the latest member to take part in the group will surely learn a lot from anything literary under the blessings of the sun.
Mind you, I am a Creative Writing major in Silliman University so I direly need this training! Hu hu hu...
Hours ago we had just discussed, studied, and grilled(?) stories such as "The Music Child by Alfred Yuson,""Stella for Star by Yvette Natalie Tan,""The Rememberer by Aimee Bender," and "The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier" at a quiet beach in Dauin. Considered as my first serious meeting, it was indeed amusing hearing Dirg's, Mich's, Odie's, Marianne's, Rj's, Lyde's and, our special student government president-guest, Razcel's sentiments concerning the stories.
I just hope I can hone this craft.
Sideline: Thanks to Marianne Catherine Tapales who suggested me to take her place for she will be flying off to Japan this March 15. “Bye Mar! We will miss you loquacious lady!”