As part of its 50th anniversary, the UP Press will be holding a sale from December 1 to 11, 2015, at its bookstore on E. de los Santos St., UP Diliman, Quezon City. UP Press titles will be at 20 percent off, and non-UP Press titles will be at 5 percent off.

A special sale on December 7 will have the UP Press titles at 50 percent off.

Buyers are enjoined to bring their own recyclable bags as part of the Press’s environmental advocacy.

The UP Press bookstore is near the campus police station and the College of Architecture (yellow building).

The 12th Lamiraw Creative Writing Workshop which will be held on December 2-4, 2015 at the Visayas State University (VSU), Baybay City, Leyte announces the 12 workshop fellows this year:

(Sebuano) 1) Lota Lleve of Visayas State University (VSU), 2) Salvador Catre of Visayas State University (VSU), 3) John Eras of University of Cebu (UC) , 4) Jessrel Gilbuena of Cebu Normal University (CNU), and 5) Manuel Avenido, Jr. of University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR),  

The University of the Philippines Press will be launching fourteen new titles as part of its celebrations for its 50th anniversary. The book launch dubbed Paglulunsad will be held on November 27, 2015, Friday, 4:00 p.m. at the 2nd floor Balay Kalinaw, corner Guerrero and Dagohoy Streets, UP Diliman Campus.

The titles to be launched are: 


Luis H. Francia


Editor: Michael M. Coroza

Gaganapin na ang Writers Night sa Nov. 26, 6PM, sa UP Diliman Executive House, UP Diliman Quezon City. Inaanyayahan ang lahat ng UP Institute of Creative Writing. 

Ilulunsad din ang Likhaan Journal 9 na inedit ni Luna Sicat Cleto, Eugene Evasco, Isabela Banzon, at Charlson Ong. 


  1. Gawad Digmaang Rosas 11 is open to Kapampangan Youth participants who are 15-30 years old before November 30, 2015 (ceiling age as defined by R.A. 8044 or the Youth in Nation-Building Act).
  2.  “Umalpas: Pagtatalaban ng Kaalaman at Karanasan” serves as the theme for the awards night which will be held in January 2016. Entries may or may not bear the theme.
  3. Participants who are not residents of Pampanga but have Kapampangan roots may join.
  4. Entries may be written in Kapampangan, Filipino or English. Entries should show Kapampangan sensibilities.

Singapore—The first collection of poetry, fiction, and essays by Filipinos in Singapore has been launched at the 2015 Singapore Writers Festival. In a groundbreaking initiative, Ethos Books Singapore and a group of Filipinos have published Get Lucky: An Anthology of Philippine and Singapore Writings, a collection of works by mostly Filipinos in Singapore.

Francisco Guevara’s poetry collection “The Reddest Herring” (University of Santo Tomas Publishing, 2015) and The Kokoy F. Guevara Poetry Competition will be launched on 28 November 2015, Saturday, 6:00PM, at the Third Floor Exhibition Hall, Ayala Museum, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. This twin-bill event is open to the public. 

What happens when your known fairy tale characters set themselves free from their fairy tale lives and interact with the marginalized community in the Philippines. How would the creator of those characters react to the rewriting or their stories? 

Mapua Tekno Teatro, on its 15th season, presents: 

"Hans Christian Andersen must be a Filipino" 
written by Rene Villanueva 
translated by Nick Pichay and 
directed by Kiki Baento 

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University will host a lecture by Anna Katrina Gutierrez titled “When Mermaids Speak with Asian Voices: Creating Glocal Identities through the Blending of H.C. Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid,’ Severino Reyes’s Lola Basyang, and My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho.” This event will be on Nov. 23, 2015, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Faura AVR, 1/f Faura Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

Sa tatlong dekada ng paglilinang sa kakayahan sa pagtula ng mga makata, ang Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA) at ang taunang klinikang pampanulaan nito ay nagbunga na ng mga de kalibreng makatang nagsisilbing haligi ng panulaang Filipino ngayon. Ilan sa mga ito ay sina Rebecca Anonuevo, Roberto Anonuevo, Romulo Baquiran Jr., Michael M. Coroza, Jerry Gracio, Maningning Miclat, Vim Nadera, Nick Pichay, at Edgar Calabia Samar.


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