“Fly on the Wall” will be launched at 4 p.m. at the Thibault Hall of the Ateneo de Davao University at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 11.
Gail says the book is a “reader’s choice selection of those articles from my wayward and fanciful column on MindaViews that generated the most email comments in the last three years.”
“This volume is about the life experiences that shaped the people of my generation. It’s about living our times. There’s something here about parenting and about war, but mostly it’s about being a woman, an educator, a Mindanawon, a Filipino, and a citizen of the world. It’s about sometimes losing, but often finding, my rose-colored spectacles. Yes, it’s about me. But it’s also about you. It’s about us.”
Gail is married to Tito Ilagan. They have two girls, Liane and Sage.
At the launching emceed by lawyer Romeo Cabarde, Rafael Oviedo will render a guitar solo before the ecumenical prayer that would be led by Sara Mama, AB Psychology Class 2007 Rep. Mama’s class is co-sponsor of the affair.
Dr. Jessie B. Manuta, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences will deliver the welcome remarks, followed by the remarks of MindaNews’ Carolyn O. Arguillas.
Ma. Isabel Actub, acting chair of the Theology Division and Robert Elsey, Program Development and Training Officer of New Day Recovery Center, will read their respective book reviews.
Gail will give the author’s response while Dr. Macario Tiu, whose book on Davao History won this year’s National Book Award for the History category, will deliver the closing remarks.
Gail teaches Social Justice, Family Sociology, Theories of Socialization and Psychology. She is also associate editor of Tambara, the university journal edited by Dr. Tiu.
The book costs P250. Part of the proceeds will be used to purchase children’s books and school materials for the village of Dadong, a Matigsalog from Marilog in Davao City. (MindaNews)