Join Author at Once, High School edition

Join Author at Once (High School)! In one afternoon, our resource speaker will:   o    teach aspiring writers (currently in high school) how to write compelling short fiction o    update them on literature trends and responsible writing o    tell them about their local and international publishing options (print and digital) Students who complete the workshop are encouraged to submit a finished […]

World Theater Day Pilipinas 2013 to be celebrated this March 27

In celebration of the World Theater Day 2013, the National Committee on Dramatic Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) headed by Mr. Lutgardo Labad will spearhead simultaneous performances of different theatre organizations and performing troupes in various sites of the Philippines on March 27, 2013. At exactly 4:00 pm, 40 […]

UP Baguio Summer Talastasan 2013: Taking the popular turn

The College of Arts and Communication of the University of the Philippines Baguio will hold the Talastasan Public Forum with the theme “taking the popular turn” as part of the CAC Summer Arts Program 2013. The forum, which is recommended for teachers especially in the Cordillera region, will be held on April 3, 2013, 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM, at the CSS-AVR, U.P. Baguio. Lectures will be delivered by esteemed writers-scholars from […]

Call for Submissions: Tag-Araw 4, De La Salle’s MFA Creative Writing Journal

We’re welcoming literary submissions from current MFA students and alumni of DLSU-Manila. Submissions crossing different genres such as poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, and everything in between will be considered for publication. As much as possible, no limits are imposed on the number of pages for each work or number of entries for each individual. However, […]

Winners of DLSU’s Write Green: Premio Ambahan 2013 announced

Write Green: Premio Ambahan 2013 seeks to promote the writing of ambahan as a contemporary expression deep-rooted in our tradition. A short poetic form indigenous to the Hanunuo Mangyans of Mindoro, ambahan consists of seven-syllable lines, mono-rhyme scheme, and images illustrating people’s lives in relation to their natural habitat. Its original language uses an ancient syllabary […]

Likhaan Journal 7 now accepting submissions; to be edited by Bienvenido Lumbera

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the seventh issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature, the Philippines’ leading literary peer-reviewed journal. Published annually with funding by the Office of the Chancellor of UP Diliman, the journal features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. […]

National Artist Bien Lumbera to be honored by writers groups

Beginning  the celebration of its golden jubilee in 2014, the writers’ group called “Mga Agos sa Disyerto” pays  tribute to National Artist for Literature, Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera in a ceremony to be held at Recto Hall, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Sta. Mesa, Manila  on March 23, 2013 at 1:00 in the afterno Jointly […]

Luis Cabalquinto: A Poet Comes Home

Writing about Magarao always, Luis Cabalquinto, in a sense, really never left home. But if we reckon by geographical distance, then the poet has been away and will be home this March from the United States. As with any homecoming, two feasts await Cabalquinto. On March 22, at 1pm, his book Tignarakol, will be launched […]

Rica Bolipata-Santos to teach Memoir Writing this summer

Rica Bolipata-Santos will be teaching Memoir Writing this summer for 6 Saturdays beginning April 6 to May 11, 2-5 pm, at the Natividad Galang Fajardo Room, de la Costa building, Ateneo de Manila University. For more information, please email The class is a project of the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings and is co-sponsored by the […]

It’s that time of the year again: Carlos Palanca Awards now accepting entries

CARLOS PALANCA FOUNDATION, INC. CPMA RESEARCH FACILITY 6F Unit 603 Park Trade Center, 1716 Investment Drive Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1770 E-mail:  CARLOS PALANCA MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR LITERATURE RULES OF THE CONTEST – 2013 1. The contest is open from 1 March 2013 until 30 April 2013 to all Filipino citizens, […]