Schedule for 34th Manila International Book Fair revealed

Come and celebrate the power of the written word at the 34th Manila International Book Fair slated on September 11 to 15, 2013 from 10am to 8pm at Halls 1 to 4 of the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.  Schedule of Special Events (As of August 22, 2013) DAY 1 – […]


UMPIL announces 2013 Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas recipients

The Unyon ng Mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) is pleased to announce the seven recipients of the 2013 Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas, writers Alice Tan Gonzales (fiction in Hiligaynon), Grace Hsieh-Hsing Lee (poetry in Chinese), Francisco T. Ponce (fiction in Ilocano), Eduardo Jose E. Calasanz (poetry in Filipino), Rolando B. Tolentino (fiction and essay […]


UP Press to launch twelve new titles this August 23

The University of the Philippines Press will be launching twelve new titles this August 23, Friday, at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman Campus at 5 p.m. The titles are:  Tapping Ink, Tattooing Identities by Analyn V. Salvador-Amores Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics, Second Edition, by Rolando A. Danao Mindanao on My Mind and Other Musings by Nikki Rivera Gomez […]


32nd National Book Award finalists announced

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. 

32nd NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS For Books Published in 2012 

Literary Division

Juan C. Laya Prize for Best Novel in a Foreign Language
1. Agueda: A Ballad of Stone and Wind, by Anna Maria L. Harper, designed by Robbie Villegas (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House)
2. In My Mother’s House, by Joni Cham, designed by Lolita M. Calvo (Central Book Supply and De La Salle University)
3. La India, or Island of the Disappeared, by Rosario Cruz-Lucero, designed by Zenaida N. Ebalan (University of the Philippines Press)
4. Margosatubig: The Story of Salagunting, by Ramon L. Muzones, translated by Ma. Cecilia Locsin-Nava, designed by Karl Fredrick M. Castro (Ateneo de Manila University Press) 
5. The Leprous Bishop, by Gabriel Miró, translated by Marlon James Sales, designed by Felix Mago Miguel (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House) 


Magsumite ng kuwentong pambata sa Heights

Mahilig ka bang magsulat ng mga Kuwentong Pambata? Ipadala ang inyong pinakamahusay na kuwentong pambata na hindi hihigit sa 500 salita upang mailathala ngayong taon! Ipadala sa heights.english@gmail.com kung ang kuwento’y Ingles at sa heights.filipino@gmail.com naman kung Filipino. Huling araw ng pagsumite sa ika-23 ng Setyembre! Bisitahin ang aming website sa http://bit.ly/KuwentongPambata2013 para sa iba pang karagdagang detlaye. 


Lorena Barros Poetry Writing Contest now accepting entries

STAND UP and OVCSA in partnership with UP Anthropology Society and UP Writers Club present PROJECT PASINAYA: The Lorena Barros Hall Inauguration. In anticipation for the inaugural celebration on September 27, 2013, here’s a CALL FOR ENTRIES to the Lorena Barros Poetry Writing Contest to encourage Filipinos to celebrate progressive art and literature. Lorena Barros was an […]


UST CWCLS to host roundtable talk on graphic fiction

Manix Abrera, Carlo Vergara and Carljoe Javier will be speakers at a Roundtable Discussion on Graphic Fiction and the Comics on August 20, at 2 P.M. in the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, G/F Benavides Bldg., UST. The affair is part of the USTingan Program of the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies.  Abrera is […]


Gantimpala Theater celebrates Andres Bonifacio’s sesquicentennial celebration with Katipunan, Mga Anak ng Bayan

  The very first Bulwagang Gantimpala production, Katipunan, Mga Anak ng Bayan, pulsates with new life, as a special touring production, under the direction of Joel Lamangan and Jun Pablo. The musical theater production acquaints modern viewers to the short life and turbulent times of the working class revolutionary Andres Bonifacio and his wife, Gregoria “Oryang” de Jesus. It illustrates the evolution […]


Local publishers to hold first annual Aklatan: The All-Filipino Book Festival

In a bid to be more accessible and visible, local publishers produced the first annual Aklatan: The All-Filipino Book Festival, which celebrates the local publishing industry by bringing Filipino writers and their readers together.  Visprint, Inc. and co-presenter National Book Development Board  (NBDB) spearhead the first festival. More than a book fair, Aklatan features multiple book launches […]


UPD CAL Student Council to hold first lecture in FLED series

The College of Arts and Letters Student Council 2013-2014 invites you to this first lecture on their FLED (Forum, Lecture, and Educational Discussions) series. The topic is “On Aesthetics” which will be given by Professor Sofia Guillermo of the Art Studies Department in UP. This will happen on August 24, 2013 (12 noon) at CAL New Building Room 208.