Dateline: Iowa 2013 by Mark Angeles

Published poet and activist Mark Angeles writes from Iowa. He received his 2013 Palanca award in absentia. –Webmaster’s note Before I share with you “how I sold my soul to the devil,” let me detail what other people think about me in the last decade that I have pursued my literary writing. I have been […]


A Bikol Translation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet to be launched this September

After translating Antoine Saint Exupéry’s The Little Prince, the first ever Bikol translation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet will be launched on September 10, 2013 at 4:30 in the afternoon at the Arrupe Convention Center, Ateneo de Naga University. Translated by Fr. Wilmer S. Tria, one of the foremost translators in the region today, the […]


Why study Creative Writing at the Philippine High School for the Arts

Is Creative Writing a good take for an undergraduate degree? What about as a high school “major”? Three real-life students from the Philippine High School for the Arts answer.

WHY STUDY CREATIVE WRITING AT PHSA?

By Aika Riguera

Faced with this question, a creative writing major at a prestigious arts school might feel an uncomfortable twinge in her chest. After all, one would like to think that the late nights spent wading through seas of critical analyses and assigned stories are all endured in pursuit of some kind of sparkling, grandiose purpose: sadly, this is not always the case.

The reality is many writers who have achieved blockbuster success for their works did not need to pick up more than one critical essay or even write a graded short story, during their high school years. J. K. Rowling of Harry Potter began to write by the time she had become a mother, and Stephenie Meyer had a full-fledged family by the time she sat down and began to type out the first two pages of the Twilight Saga. On the other hand, how many PHSA creative writing graduates have made so much as the national bestseller list? Next to none.


LIRA’s Nationwide Literature Education Series visits Naga

The literary and youth volunteer group Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA), in partnership with the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), will hold the 26th edition of its nationwide seminar-workshop series, “Sining ng Tugma, Sukat, at Talinghaga” (STST; Art of Rhyme, Meter, and Metaphor) […]


Ateneo de Manila University and Philippine STAR present Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism

As the Ateneo Art Awards celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 8, a new prize category is being added to its annual selection of the year’s best contemporary Filipino visual artists to encourage local arts writers to foster critical public discussion about exhibitions and artworks in keeping with the mission and vision of the […]


Tanghalang Ateneo itatanghal Ang Bakkhai

“Masdan ang inuwing gantimpala ng mga kababaihan” Inihahandog ng Tanghalang Ateneo ANG BAKKHAI halaw sa ‘The Bacchae’ ni Euripides salin sa Filipino ni Guelan Varela-Luarca sa direksyon ni JK Anicoche at katuwang na direksyon ni Jay Caluag


Salip iti Ababa a Sarita ti Mayor Carlito F. Pentecostes Jr. Awards for Ilokano Literature (Mayor CFPJ Awards), naluktan

Naluktan ti umuna a panagpasalip iti panagsurat iti ababa a sarita ti kabbuangay a Mayor Carlito F. Pentecostes, Jr. Awards for Ilokano Literature wenno Mayor CFPJ Awards a  para kadagiti propesional ken agdadamo a mannurat nga Ilokano. Esponsoran daytoy ni Mayor Carlito Fidel Pentecostes, Jr. ti Gonzaga, Cagayan ken ti kaingungotna a ni Mrs. Marilyn […]


Aking Parabasa, ipiglunsar kan Parasurat Bikolnon

Maabot sa duwang gatos na mga paradalagan an nagbali sa Ruab para sa Aking Parabasa kan nakaaging Domingo, Agosto 25 alas singko 5:45 nin aga sa Plaza Quezon, Syudad nin Naga. An padalagan na pinadrinohan kan Parasurat Bikolnon Inc. ginibo sa katuyohan na makahiras nin mga librong Bikolnon o Bikoliana sa mga piling pampublikong elementarya […]


SALIGSIG SINE: a call for submission

Sarong Pangapodan sa Pag-ako nin Iskrip sa Halipot Dula Pampelikula asin Halipot na Pelikula

Haloy nang nagsusurat asin nagproprodusir nin mga halipot na pelikula nin sarasadiri o independyente an mga Bikolano. Mantang nagdadakol an nagkakainteres sa genre nin panurat na ini, dai natatawan nin dalan na maipahiling ini asin mapahalagahan kan dakulang bilang nin paradalan. Huli kaini, katuyohan kan Apolonio B. Sto. Tomas Foundation Inc. na mapabutwa an mga nakataragong obra asin mamidbidan an mga parasurat kaini na kadaklan yaon sa gilid kan sosyodad. Siring man, an aktibidad, makakataong dalan tanganing maidokumento an marahayrahay na mga iskrip partikular sa halipot na dula pampelikula asin maipahiling sa dakol na paradalan an marahayrahay na halipot na pelikulang Bikolnon na igwa kita.


Maika-3 a Pasalip iti Sarita ti ALVIYA

Ipakaammo ti Secretariat ti ALVIYA Literary Foundation nga agawaten kadagiti sarita para iti Maikatlo a Pasalip ALVIYA a nalukatan bayat ti Nasional a Kombension ti GUMIL Filipinas iti Gonzaga, Cagayan babaen ken ni Freddie P. Masuli, mangimaton iti salip ken iti panangpasingked ni Alex Vicente Yadao, Pangulo ti Foundation. Dagiti pagannurotan: 1. Naluktan ti salip […]