Guidelines

  • This competition is open to Filipino citizens of all ages, published or yet-to-be published writers.
  • The entry is one (1) unpublished novel, an original work, in English or Filipino. The theme is open. All genres are acceptable. Total word count of the novel should not go beyond 125,000 words.
     
  • Only one (1) entry per contestant will be accepted. Entry must be the author’s own, which has not previously been published in any form (including self-publication). The entry must contain the title of the novel and the author’s pseudonym.

The Bathalan-ong Halad sa Dagang-Mindanao (Bathalad-Mindanao) will hold its 18th annual convention on October 25-26, 2014 at Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City.

Bathalad-Mindanao is a group of creative writers in the Cebuano language whose members are based in various provinces and cities of Mindanao.

Rey Poloyapoy, president of the group, said the highlights of the convention include lectures on Cebuano grammar and spelling, poetry writing, comic script writing, poetry reading and the awarding of winners of the annual Bathalad-Mindanao Literary Awards.

The College of Arts and Communication (CAC) of the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) invites the everyone to the various activities of its Visiting Professor, Dr. Aurelio S. Agcaoili. 

Four new titles by Dr. Agcaoili will be launched on October 20, 2014, 02-00-04:00 PM, at the Circulation Section of the UPB Library. Two titles—Disidente a Balikas ken Dadduma Pay a Daniw, and Epsitolario ti Exilo ken Dadduma Pay a Daniw—are collections of old and new poems including the author’s award-winning poems. Desaperecido ken Dadduma Pay a Sarita is a collection of short stories; and Nakem: Salaysay iti Lengguahe, Literatura, ken Kritisismo is a collection of essays. 

The CAC will also hold its Talastasan Lectures with Dr. Agcaoili on the last week of October, 2014. The Visiting Professor will talk on “Ilokano lexicography and critical consciouness” on October 28, 10:30-12:00, at the Sarmiento Hall, Student-Alumni Complex, UP Baguio. His talk on “Current problems in language and literature education in the Philippines” is scheduled on October 29, 09:00-10:30, at the UPB Sarmiento Hall. The lecture on “Problems of method and methodology in Ilokano and Amianan Studies,” will be on October 30, 10:30-12:00, at the CSS-AVR, UP Baguio; while the topic “Indigenous epistemologies, language, and Amianan studies” is set on October 30, 03:00-04:30, at the UPB Sarmiento Hall.

The University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) College of Arts and Communication (CAC) proudly announces the fifteen fellows of the 2014 Cordillera Creative Writing Workshop (CCWW) which will be held from October 26 to 31, 2014 in Baguio City. 

Benedict Anderson's public lecture, "The Age of Globalization: Anarchists and the Anticolonial Imagination," is drawn from his own similarly titled book. The Age of Globalization’s focus (is) on the final decades of the nineteenth century. The near simultaneity of the last nationalist insurrection in the New World (Cuba, 1895) and the first in Asia (the Philippines, 1896) was no serendipity.

The UP College of Music presents MÚSICA Y POESÍA: An Evening of Fine Guitar Music and Poetry at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 23 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music. The concert is part of its on-going faculty concert season for academic year 2014-2015.

Spearheaded by the Strings and Chamber Music Department of the UP College of Music in Diliman, the featured artists in this concert are guitarist Lester Demetillo, guest narrator Patricia Silvestre, and pianist Geraldine Gonzales. 

Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing invites everyone to attend "Myth and Writing: Notes from the Field" by Prof. J. Neil C. Garcia on 22 October 2015, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., at the Faculty Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Raffles Makati and National Book Store present the first ever Philippine Literary Festival featuring international bestselling and award-winning authors Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee from October 23 to 25, 2014 at the Raffles Makati.

The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS), in cooperation with the UST Publishing House, will be holding a round-table discussion on the state of contemporary Philippine theater and will be launching a new book by S. Anril Tiatco. Both events will be held at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, G/F Benavides Bldg., University of Santo Tomas, España Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila. 

ANG HULING LAGDA NI APOLINARIO MABINI is now on its second week at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2F Palma Hall, UP Diliman.

Available playdates:
October 12 / 10 am
October 15 / 7 pm
October 16 / 7 pm
October 18 / 3 pm
(For tickets, please contact DULAANG UP OFFICE: 926-1349 or Camille Guevara: 09178239531) 

October 19 / 3 pm (SHOWBUYER)
(For tickets, please contact Vincent Pajara: 09363033879)

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