IN CELEBRATION of World Poetry Day, the 80-year-old Kamuning Bakery and Café in Quezon City is offering coffee in exchange for original poetry in any language or dialect on March 21.
“This is the third year we’re doing this to celebrate World Poetry Day. It has become our tradition,” Wilson Lee Flores, author and owner of the bakery, said during a Pandesal Forum about World Poetry Day, yesterday.
“Whether the poem is in Spanish, English, Chinese and other local dialects, it can be exchanged for a cup of coffee tomorrow for the whole day,” Mr. Lee Flores said.
The eight-decade-old bakery (it opened in 1939) is known for its pan de sal baked using a pugon or brick oven. It currently serves Benguet Arabica Coffee.
The coffee-for-poetry offer runs from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on March 21. Customers will be given a piece of paper to write their poem on.
Aside from the World Poetry Day offer, Mr. Lee Flores announced that soon the bakery and café will host monthly literary festivals called “Pandesalita.”
The Kamuning Bakery and Café is located at 43 Judge Jimenez St. corner K-1st St., Kamuning, Quezon City. — ZB Chua