Noli Me Tangere opera goes to Washington D.C.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:57 -- admin

After a successful run in Chicago and New York, Noli Me Tangere, an opera based on Dr. Jose Rizal’s best known novel, will go on stage at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. next month, on August 8 and 9.

Said to be the first Filipino opera, Noli Me Tangere will feature songs in Tagalog with English supertitles and full orchestration. The opera’s music and libretto were composed by Philippine National Artists Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino respectively.

54th UP National Writers Workshop now accepting applications

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:08 -- admin

LIKHAAN: The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the 54th UP National Writers Workshop to be held in Baguio City in April 2015.

Here are the submission guidelines:


To qualify, applicants must (1) be writers in English or Filipino; (2) must have attended at least one creative writing workshop (national/regional, including the UP National Writers Workshops), or earned a degree in Creative Writing/Malikhaing Pagsulat, or won at least one national/international literary award; (3) must have published at least one book of poetry, fiction, nonfiction or drama, or have had a full-length play or a film produced. 

Tanghalang Ateneo presents 36th Season

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:36 -- admin

Tanghalang Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University is celebrating its 36th season for the school year 2014-2015.

Growing from a fledgling band of student players to one of the country’s leading school-based theater companies, Tanghalang Ateneo proudly announces its 36th season line-up of three productions with the theme “Navigating Identities” revolving around man's need to define himself and his significance in the world.

The productions are as follows:

World Poetry Movement at the Ateneo on July 30

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:08 -- admin

Since its inception in 2011, the World Poetry Movement (WPM) has actively advocated peace on the planet by staging annual readings all over the globe in the name of peace. 

Now on its seventh global effort, the WPM continues the fight for peace and justice through poetry with events over 100 countries. Among them: Colombia, the United States, India, Turkey, Italy, Israel, Greece and the Philippines. 

We invite everyone to join us for a poetry reading for peace on July 30, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at the 5th floor of the New Rizal Library of the Ateneo de Manila University.

The Varsitarian's Creative Writing Workshop now accepting applications for fellowships

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:15 -- admin

Ever the bastion of literary excellence, The Varsitarian continues to thrive in the writing scene and has contributed to UST's list of National Artists and Palanca awardees, even after more than eight decades. This year is yet another time to reinforce the importance of literature by awakening the literary geniuses inside every Thomasian.

The Varsitarian invites you to the Creative Writing Workshop (formerly the Fiction Workshop), now celebrating its first decade!

Fil-Am Writers in the KK Reading Series

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:29 -- admin

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 be hosting a reading and lecture by some of today’s leading Filipino-American writers on July 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the 4th floor of the new Rizal Library.

The writers include Fidelito Cortes, M. Evelina Galang, Sarah Gambito, Ricco Villanueva Siasoco, Lara Stapleton, and R. A. Villanueva.

Call for contributions for New Asian Short Stories

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:32 -- admin

Professor Kirpal Singh of Singapore Management University and Professor M.A. Quayum of International Islamic University Malaysia will coedit a new collection of Asian short stories. New and previously unpublished short stories are invited from writers of Asian origin/background or those writing about Asian life, culture and experience. Submissions should be sent to by 15 August 2014. The edited volume is expected to come out by the end of 2014. 

Terms and conditions of entry: 

Five Filipino-American Writers in Conversation in UST

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:05 -- admin

The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS), in cooperation with the UST Varsitarian, will be holding a conversation with five Filipino-American writers on July 23, 2014, 3:00-5:00 PM, at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, G/F Benavides Bldg., University of Santo Tomas, España St., Sampaloc, Manila.

The writers who will be reading from their published works or works-in-progress are Amalia Bueno, Fidelito Cortes, M. Evelina Galang, and Lara Stapleton. R. Zamora Linmark will serve as facilitator


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