The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s National Book Awards.  

33rd NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS for Books Published in 2013

 

Alfonso T. Ongpin Prize for Best Book on Art

1. Balay Ukit: Tropical Architecture in Pre-WWII Filipino Houses, by Maria Virginia Yap Morales, Anvil Publishing; Seeing the Balay Ukit, directed by Paul Alexander Morales, National Commission for Culture and the Arts

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, in cooperation with the Rizal Library, will organize a series of university-wide roundtable discussions on interdisciplinarity. In the roundtable series, different academics from various fields gather to talk about the recent developments—foremost of which is the implementation of interdisciplinarity—in higher education.

The Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (ALiWW) cordially invites you to CONVERSATIONS ON ARCHIVAL RESEARCH (with focus on the ALiWW holdings), on Monday, 1 September 2014, at 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., at the ALiWW Reading Room Basement, Rizal Library Special Collections Building. Moderated by the Executive Director of the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings, Jema M. Pamintuan, PhD, the session will feature the following:

For its 28th Theater Season, CCP and Tanghalang Pilipino present Pahimakas ng Isang Ahente ni Arthur Miller (salin ni Rolando Tinio mula sa Death of a Salesman). 

This powerful modern drama has been performed many times since its opening in 1949, in both English and non-English speaking countries, and in diverse range of languages and cultural contexts. Over the years, the play has stirred a number of intriguing interpretations. 

The country’s biggest book event is right around the corner: the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), which heads back to the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City on Sept. 17-21, 2014.

September is just around the corner! This year’s Manila International Book Fair, the biggest convention of local and international publishers in the country, will be held from September 17 to 21 (Wed-Sat) this year, still at the SMX Convention Center.

We're using CANVAS STORIES, our Facebook app, again to showcase artworks designed to inspire new stories.  This time, we're looking for stories (or poems or musings or random thoughts, really) that build on the theme: IF TREES COULD TALK...

The rules are simple:

TANGHALANG SLU, the resident Theater Company of Saint Louis University in Baguio City celebrating its 16th Theater Season: 2014-2015 with plays revolving around the theme: Objectives and Perspectives presents ANG HIWAGA NG IBONG ADARNA. 

Shows will be on September 3,4,5,6, 2014 at 6:15PM; September 7, 2014 at 10:00am; 2:00pm; 6:00pm at the SLU-CCA Theater, Baguio City

Tickets are available at the SLU CCA Office.

For more information, consult the accompanying graphic. 

Do you love to write romantic novels and dreamt of publishing your own book in the next few years? Good timing because Ayala Museum has the right workshop for you as the best selling romance author Mina Esguerra discusses how to write romance novels since she has several books under her belt such as Interim: Goddess of Love, Fairy Tale Fail, and Love your Frenemies.

"The Impossible Place" is an interactive installation featuring the poetry of Pauline Lacanilao and the photography of Sandra Dans. It is an exploration of loss, forgiveness, and the role of the artistic process in negotiating the two.

As two Filipino women, we're focused on exploring our vision and voice as artists. But we are also keenly aware of how what we say in a society that is largely a post-colonial western-supremacist patriachy, carries a significance for Filipino women everywhere.

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