Likhaan Journal, the flagship literary journal published annually by Likhaan: The UP Institute of Creative Writing, will be launching its 10th volume this December 2 at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center in UP Diliman. Doors open at 5:30PM; program starts at 6:00PM.

The 10th issue will feature the following works and writers:

Short Story
Richard Calayeg Cornelio, “Zoetrope”
Israfel Fagela, “Creek”
Ana Margarita R. Nunez, “White”
Jenette Ethel N. Vizcocho, “Wash and Wear”

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Filipino Department, the Dalubhasaan ng mga Umuusbong na Mag-aaral ng Araling Filipino (DANUM), and the College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, in cooperation with the Aklan State University, are organizing the First International Conference on Philippine Studies (Third National Conference on Philippine Studies) for students, academicians and scholars in the said field. The conference committee will be accepting abstracts concerning but not limited to topics on Philippine culture, language and media. Abstracts on Asian culture, language and media are also welcome.

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University—in partnership with the Rizal Library (AdMU)—presents “Teodoro Agoncillo's The Revolt of the Masses: Text and Context After 60 Years,” a series of lectures featuring Paul Dumol, Vernon Totanes, and Resil Mojares. The event will be on Thursday, December 1, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., at the Rizal Library (4/f). The lecture is open to the public.

The lectures will revisit the text of Teodoro Agoncillo's The Revolt of the Masses, reconstruct the context in which it was written and published sixty years ago, and re-examine its continuing influence on Philippine historiography. What made Revolt revolutionary 60 years ago? In what ways can it still be considered revolutionary now?

 

Sa pagdiriwang ng ika-30 taong pagkakatatag ng Social History sa PUP at bilang paggunita  sa kaarawan ng Supremo ng Katipunan na si Andres Bonifacio. Ang PUP Center for Social History ay magsasagawa ng Pambansang Lektura sa Kasaysayang Panlipunan sa Nobyembre 29, 2016 (Martes), 8:00 n.u. hanggang 5:00 n.h. sa Bulwagang Bonifacio, NALLRC, PUP Main Campus, Sta. Mesa, Maynila. Ito ay libre at bukas sa mga guro na nagtuturo ng Kasaysayan at Araling Bonifacio.

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) celebrates Philippine writers with Writers Night 2016, an annual festivity comprised of three major events happening on December 2, 2016, 4-10pm, at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center in UP Diliman.

First is the awarding ceremonies for the 16th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award. This year, the award will be given to a writer in Filipino who has just written his or her first book.  The finalists for this year are: Chuckberry Pascual (Kumpisal: Mga Kuwento), Zero A.D. (Uberman), RM Topacio-Aplaon (Lila ang Kulay ng Pamamaalam), Tepai Pascual (Maktan, 1521), Rogelio Braga (Sa Pagdating ng Barbaro at Iba Pang Mga Dula), and Mar Antony Simon Dela Cruz (Isang Gabi sa Quezon Avenue at Iba Pang Kuwento). The judges for this year are Jun Cruz Reyes, Genevieve Asenjo, and Angelo Suarez.

 

Nursing administrators, faculty, and students in nursing and allied health professions are invited to attend the book launching of The Balance Concept in Nursing: New Perspectives in Survival and Health published by the University of the Philippines Press.  The event will be held at the College of Nursing Seminar Room, UP Manila on November 24, 2016(Thursday) from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Sa disertasyon ni Dr. Alexander Cortez, inilarawan niya ang UP Repertory Company bilang isang anyo ng sosyo-pulitikal na teatro.  Isa itong kategorya ng dulaang malay at sensitibo sa mga namamayaning isyung panlipunan sa isang partikular na panahon, at naglalaan ng mga proyektong pangtanghalang pumapaksa at nag-iimbestiga sa mga nasabing isyu.  Sa gabay ng gurong si Behn Cervantes noong 1968, naitatag at nabuhay ang UP Repertory Company bilang isang campus-based organization na malay sa kakayahan ng teatro bilang espasyo ng pagtatagpo at pagtutunggali ng sining at realidad.  Sa ganitong tradisyon sumusunod ang proyektong Intersection, isang twinbill na pagtatanghal ng UP Repertory Company ngayong Nobyembre.

Story, even in today's age of social media, is still king (or queen). More than ever before, the need to tell real and important stories—and tell it in an interesting and engaging manner—is of paramount importance to the public. For advocacy journalists, mastering effective storytelling is even more important. Stories compellingly told give flesh and blood to theory, to analyses, to situationers, and give force to arousing, organizing and mobilizing the public. This panel gathers practitioners from various media, to gain insights on storytelling through both text and image.

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle are pleased to announce the winners of the 35th National Book Awards. The following is the list of the best books published in 2015:

 

BEST NOVEL IN ENGLISH

Locust Girl: A Lovesong, by Merlinda Bobis, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

 

BEST NOVEL IN FILIPINO

Si Janus Silang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang, ni Edgar Calabia Samar, Adarna House, Inc.

 

About NAGMAC

The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC), a young artists collective of established and emerging poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights, is now open for membership applications. Applicant must be born and/or (currently) based in Northern Mindanao--Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Oriental (Cagayan de Oro), and Misamis Occidental. NAGMAC aims to:

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