Bookish Stuff: Meet & Greet with Lang Leav

In all my years as an avid reader, I’ve never really gone to an author signing event before. This was partly because there weren’t that many authors, particularly those that I have already read, that come to our country for such events. But then two weeks ago, I was able to attend my first ever signing event and it was great.

Lang Leav, poet and artist of the LOVE & MISADVENTURE fame came to Manila and had her signing event in one of the biggest bookstores in our country. There were a lot of people and I almost did not get to attend because they already had too many registered participants. I was thankful that they were able to accommodate everybody who showed up. Plus, there was a short Q & A and poetry reading (she read some of her poems, it was so cool!) prior to the actual signing.

Here’s moi and my cousin with the lovely Lang Leav.


If you’ve never read any of her poems yet, be sure to check them out. Her LOVE & MISADVENTURE book is to die for.

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Love & Misadventure

Written & Illustrated by Lang Leav
Published by Andrews McMeel


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Here are some of my favorite poems of her:

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About Lang Leav:

lang leavThe enchanting work of contemporary author and artist Lang Leav swings between the whimsical and woeful, expressing a complexity beneath its child-like facade.

Her imagination stretches across a variety of disciplines encompassing art, poetry and books. She is currently represented by New York literary agent Al Zuckerman from Writers House.

Frequently invited to exhibit at high profile exhibitions locally and overseas, she has since built up a loyal following of international fans. Her handcrafted book, Charlie’s Widow, was presented to iconic film director Tim Burton at the opening of his Wonderland exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Lang is a recipient of The Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and was later granted a coveted Churchill Fellowship. Her fashion label Akina has achieved critical and commercial success, stocked in key boutiques around Australia and later in cutting edge Harajuku, Japan.

She has completed shows in several cities including Santa Monica for the renowned Copro gallery; who have worked with artists such as Mark Ryden and Audrey Kawasaki. She was hand-picked to exhibit in the landmark ‘Playboy Redux’ curated by The Warhol Museum and Playboy Enterprises; alongside contemporary greats such as Gary Baseman and Tara McPherson.

In 2013, Lang launched her latest book Love & Misadventure, published in the US by Andrews McMeel. The Amazon #1 Bestseller is now available from major bookstores worldwide including Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Fully Booked, Waterstones, Periplus and Chapters/Indigo.

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