This year’s Saringsing Writers Workshop of ParasuratBikolnon Inc. includes the following categories: Rawitdawit (Poetry), Padaling-Usip( Flash Fiction), Usipon (Short Story) and Dakit-Taramon (Translation)
The University of the Philippines Press, Anvil Publishing Inc., the Ateneo de Manila University Press, and the De La Salle University Press are each offering special sales packages, to benefit the teachers whose offices were gutted in the fire that hit the UP Diliman Faculty Center last April 1, 2016.
Starting April 6 until November 29, the University of the Philippines Press will be giving a 75 percent discount to all its titles. It will also donate a set of its pertinent titles to each of the affected departments.
Gantala Press presents fun workshops for women, teachers, and teens this summer at Uno Morato!
BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY FOR WOMEN with visual artist and filmmaker Vivian Nocum Limpin on April 10, 2-5 PM, Php 1500
CHILDREN'S BOOKMAKING FOR TEACHERS with bestselling author Beverly Wico Siy on April 17, 2-5 PM, Php 550
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 Dr. Mark Raftery-Skehan titled “Unbearable Affinities with the All-too-human: Richter and Littell’s Intimate Representations of a Nazi.” This event will be on Apr. 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at SOM 111, Ateneo de Manila University. The lecture is open to the public.
A tribute to writer, composer and musician Msgr. Rodolfo Villanueva, a.k.a Renato Madrid, will be held on April 8 at 1-7PM at Robinsons Galleria Cebu. Paying homage to him are Cebu’s five major literary organizations: MAD (Mga Anak sa Dagang), NoMADS, TINTA, WILA (Women in Literary Arts), Bathalan-ong Halad sa Dagang (BATHALAD), and some local artists. Also present will be Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and USC Professor Emeritus Dr. Resil Mojares who will share about Msgr. Villanueva’s life and works.
The 13th Lamiraw Creative Writing Workshop calls for applications to a 3-day writing fellowship on April 27-29, 2016 at Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU), Calbayog City, Samar.
Panelists invited in said workshop are Prof. Allan Popa of Ateneo de Manila University, Mr. Jerry Gracio of Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, Prof. Voltaire Oyzon of Leyte Normal University, Ms. Yvonne Esperas of Philippine Science High School – Eastern Visayas Campus and Mr. Harold Mercurio of Northwest Samar State University.
Drunken Poetry Night (DPN) starts its 2016 reading series in April, celebrating Poetry Month. For its upcoming 10th reading on 9 April, we will be holding our first online poetry contest, LAGABLAB. The competition is open to all followers of DPN, regardless of age. We will award three winners in the English category and three winners in Filipino. Below are the contest rules.
General Contest Rules
Entry opens: 28 March
Closing date for entries: 6 April
Three essays, eight short stories, four one-act plays, seven collections of poetry, and two short stories for children have been short-listed for the 8th Premyo Tomas Arejola sa Literaturang Bikolnon (PTALB).
This was recently announced by Carlos A. Arejola, chairman of Bicol’s premiere literary prize.
The short-listed works were chosen by a committee headed by Lorna A. Billanes, Ph.D. from a field of fifty-one entries from all over the Philippines.
The IYAS National Writers' Workshop of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, has selected 15 Fellows for 2016, out of 119 applicants nationwide.
The fellows for fiction (in English) are Hazel Meghan Hamile and Gari Real Jamero; (in Filipino) Abby Pariente and Isaac Ali Varona Tapar; and (in Cebuano) Roehl Joseph Dazo and Mae Tiffany Galendez. Fellow for drama in Filipino is Adrian Crisostomo Ho.
Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, is launching its 26th issue on Mar. 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m., at CTC 413, Ateneo de Manila University.
For its regular section, KK 26 features articles by Preciosa de Joya and by Muhammad Alkali and Rosli Talif titled “Exorcising Communist Specters and Witch Philosophers: The Struggle for Academic Freedom of 1961” and “Reconstructing the Female Sex in Emergent Novels” respectively.