UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies maglulunsad ng dalawang bagong libro

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:26 -- admin

Inaanyayahan namin kayong lahat na dumalo sa panayam nina Joselito Delos Reyes ("Anatomiya ng Siste") at Ralph Semino Galan ("Mystery and Metaphor"). Ilulunsad rin ang kanilang mga bagong aklat ng tula, ang "Paubaya" at "From The Major Arcana."

Gaganapin ito sa 5 Nobyembre 2014, 3:00-5:00 ng hapon, sa Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, Benavides Building, Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas, España Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila.

Para sa sinumang nais dumalo, makipag-ugnayan lamang kay Ms. Anna Nicolas, 406-1611 local 8281.

NBDB highlights book publishing issues in The Pressing Issue

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:51 -- admin

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) presents The Pressing Issue: The 5th Philippine International Literary Festival and Book Industry Summit (PILF-BIS) on November 12 to 14, 2014 at the Bayanihan Center, Pioneer Street, Pasig City. Topics on the sustainability of the book industry amidst ASEAN integration and globalization, plus other pressing issues will be the focus of the discussions.

Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio set to launch first novel

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:33 -- admin

IN BINONDO: ONCE UPON A WAR, the first novel of 84-year-old University of the Philippines .University Professor Emeritus Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio is scheduled to be launched on Tuesday, November 4, 2:30 PM at the Claro Recto Conference Hall in the Faculty Center of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

Sponsored by the University of the Philippines Office of the Diliman Chancellor, the College of Arts & Letters, the Institute of Creative Writing, the Department of English & Comparative Literature and the Manila Times Publishing Corp., the book launching program will start with opening remarks by Dean Elena Mirano and a short talk on,”Our Productive Senior Professors” by Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan. This will be followed by an introduction by U.P.President Alfredo Pascual of the Guest of Honor, His Excellency Former President Fidel V. Ramos whose deep knowledge and broad experience in the military as a General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines leads him to this afternoon’s talk on “The High Cost of World War II.”

11th Lamiraw Workshop calls for fellowship applications

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:09 -- admin

The 11th Lamiraw Creative Writing Workshop calls for applications to a 3-day writing fellowship on November 26-28, 2014 at Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU), Calbayog City, Samar.

Panelists invited in said workshop are Prof. Merlie M. Alunan, Ms. Daryll Delgado, Ms. Yvonne Esperas, Ms. Jennibeth Loro, Prof. Januar Yap, and Mr. Dante Rosales.  

Call for entries to 5th Chito S. Rono Literary Awards

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:58 -- admin


Contest Rules

1.The contest is open to all writers coming from Eastern Visayas (Region VIII).

2.The contestant must be a Waray or Inabaknon speaker/writer.

3.Members of the Lamiraw Executive Committee (the contest organizers) and the Lamiraw workshop panelists (the members of the board of judges) are prohibited from joining the competition. 

"Bangsa: Mga Dayalogo sa Moro" to debuts in UP Diliman

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:48 -- admin

The UP Repertory Company and the Office of Initiatives for Culture and the Arts proudly present “Bangsa: Mga Dayalogo sa Moro”, a social realist production on the contemporary Moro people, told in three one-act plays by Palanca award-winning writer Rogelio Braga, directed by Dax Carnay and Emman Dela Cruz. The play tells of the Moro culture, identity, and autonomy, as disrupted by prolonged militarization; cultural and religious misrepresentation; Filipino colonization; and above all, their ongoing struggle for freedom and self-determination as a people. Bangsa will run from November 3 to 15 at the Bulwagang Tandang Sora, CSWCD, UP Diliman.

Freelance Filipino artists to convene for collective initiatives and benefits

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:48 -- admin

Are you a Filipino artist who works freelance, has no benefits (medical, retirement, housing, death), and would you like to be part of an artists’ initiative to help find solutions to the artist sector’s vulnerabilities? Are you an artist who is employed, has benefits, or has independent means, and would like to contribute to this collective effort?

The Cirilo F. Bautista Prize for the Novel now accepting entries

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:57 -- admin


  • 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.

Bathalad-Mindanao to hold annual convention in CDO

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:20 -- admin

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.


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