Jun Cruz Reyes magsasalita sa PUP tungkol sa research at malikhaing pagsulat

1. libre ito.
2. bukas din para sa mga hindi taga-PUP
3. may pre-registration para sa mga interested participants.
4. priority natin tanggapin sa seminar ang mga magre-register na may kasalukuyang ginagawang research (magpakita ng sample work o research proposal)
5. sa room 212 ng charlie del rosario bldg ng PUP main campus ang pre-registration. bukas kami mula 8am hanggang 8pm, mula lunes hanggang biyernes
6. hanapin lamang si Mr. Villafuerte ng PUP-CCW.
7. sa april 21 ang start ng pre-registration
8. kita-kita tayo sa May 16 at 23!
9. salamat!
10. digs?

Lopez Museum hosts Writer’s Rights Forum on April 26

Lopez Museum invites all writers, designers and musicians to “Writer’s Right,” a forum on their natural and negotiable  rights and how they can be practiced today and in the future. The forum will be held on April 26 from 1 – 4pm at the Lopez Museum and Library. 

Topics that will be discussed include drafting of a contract for freelancers and specific aspects such as shared copyright, work-for-hire, royalties, right of first refusal, ownership of originals, derivative work, copyright infringement, fair use, etc. There will also be a discussion of the purpose and processes on the new ruling of the Bureau of Internal Revenue regarding freelancers registering themselves as self-employed tax payers, and the requirement to issue official receipts to clients. 

Main speakers are author Beverly Siy, columnist and publisher Katrina Stuart Santiago, book blogger and publisher Honeylein de Peralta, and author and publisher Mina Esguerra. 

The forum, offered FREE of charge, is part of the Lopez Museum and Library and BLTX’s public service program for the creative industry and is support in part by Gourmet Farms, Inc. For more information, call Tina at 631-2417.   

The Lopez Museum and Library is at the ground floor, Benpres Building Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except holidays.

Floy Quintos’s collected plays to be launched at the Ateneo

Ateneo de Manila University Press and the Fine Arts Program invite the public to the launch of Floy Quintos’s COLLECTED PLAYS, Volumes 1 and 2, on Friday, May 9, 2014, 5:30p.m., at the Rizal Mini Theater (beside Xavier Hall).

Theater veterans Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Frances Makil-Ignacio, Ana Abad-Santos, Teetin Villanueva, Jomari Jose, Jonathan Tadoian, Ron Capinding, and Leo Rialp will perform excerpts from Quintos’s plays.

Book signing and cocktails will follow at the Faber Hall Conference Room, across the mini-theater.

Lecture-writeshop on Bikol poetics at the Ateneo de Naga

The Naga City Public Poetry Project, Ateneo Literary Association, in cooperation with AdNU-POEM Pagsasatubuanan, present: A Lecture-Writeshop on Bikol Poetics by Jose Jason L. Chancoco at the Richie Fernando Hall, Ateneo de Naga on Friday, April 25, 2014. It’s free and everyone is welcome to join the writeshop and watch the performances..

Program Lecture & Writeshop

8:30AM Registration
9:00 – 11:00 Lecture
11:00 – 12:00 Writing activity & Mini-workshop

The Naga City Public Poetry Project Poetry Reading & Performance

3:30 – 4:00 PM Assembly
4:00 – 6:00 Poetic short film

The Super Poet Genome Project
Band Readings
Other performances

Tanghalang Pilipino presents Summer Theater Adventure 2014 at Mabuhay Restop!

Tanghalang Pilipino presents Summer Theater Adventure 2014 at Mabuhay Restop! Workshops starts MAY 12 – 31, 2014

Creative Dramatics for Children ( 5-12 years old)
16 sessions
Monday to Friday / 9am-12nn
Recital: May 31, 2014

Creative dramatics for children using games, storytelling techniques, movement, music and masks as tools of expression. Participants perform in a showcase production at the end of the course.

Musical Theater for Teens (13-16 years old)
16 sessions 
Monday to Friday / 1pm -5pm
Recital: May 31, 2014

Singing, movement and acting classes are integrated to prepare actors for performance in musical theater productions. A musical recital caps the workshop.

WORKSHOP FEE: Php8,000.00 
(Inclusive of All Materials & Recital Fee)

For Reservations:
• Call 822.6920, 832.3661 / 832.1125 loc. 1620 / 1621
Tanghalang Pilipino (Lorelei Celestino) – 0908-8941384/ 0915-6072275
Mabuhay Restop (Ms. Billy De Jesus) – 0917-8108195
Visit us at 2/F PDC Bldg., CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Philippines 1307
Our website: www.tanghalangpilipino.com

Likhaan Journal 8 extends deadline for submissions to May 7

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) has extended to May 7, the deadline for submissions for the eighth issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature.

The editorial board, led by award-winning fiction writer and ICW associate Rosario Cruz-Lucero, granted the extension to allow more regional writers to submit their work.

The Philippines’ leading literary peer-reviewed journal, the Likhaan Journal is published annually with funding from the Office of the Chancellor of UP Diliman. It features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. Submissions to the journal undergo a strict pre-screening and blind refereeing process by both the editors and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside UP.

Lucero will be the issue editor, while award-winning writer Heidi Eusebio Abad and Palanca Hall of Fame awardee Eugene Evasco will serve as associate editors in English and Filipino, respectively.

The guidelines follow:

1. For its eighth issue, Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature will accept submissions in the following genres, in both English and Filipino:

Short stories ranging from about 12 to 30 pages double-spaced, in 11-12 points Times Roman, New York, Palatino, Book Antique, Arial or some such standard font. (A suite of short prose pieces will be considered.) 
A suite of four to seven poems, out of which the editors might choose three to five. (Long poems will be considered in lieu of a suite.) 
Literary and personal essays, including memoirs, profiles, etc., subject to the same length limitations as short stories (see above). 
Critical/scholarly essays, subject to the same length limitations as short stories (see above) 
Excerpts from graphic novels, or full, short graphic stories, for reproduction in black and white on no more than 10 printed pages, 6” x 9.” (Excerpts should be accompanied by a synopsis of the full narrative.) 
2. All submissions must be original and previously unpublished.

3. All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter (including the author’s contact information) and a biographical sketch of no more than one or two short paragraphs.

4. Submissions may be e-mailed to likhaan.journal8@gmail.com, or posted to The Editors, Likhaan Journal, UP Institute of Creative Writing, Rizal Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101.

5. For submissions sent via e-mail, please use the following subject line and filename format: [Language], [Genre], [Title], [Author’s Last Name]. For example: English, Fiction, “The Life,” Aquino. The attachment should either be a .DOC, .DOCX or .RTF file.

6. All submissions should be received (whether by e-mail or post) no later than May 7.

7. All submissions will undergo a strict pre-screening and blind refereeing process by the editors, and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside the University of the Philippines.

8. Writers whose work will be accepted for publication will receive a substantial cash payment and a copy of the published journal.

9. The editors reserve the right to edit any and all materials accepted for publication.

10. The editors may also solicit or commission special, non-refereed articles for publication outside of the aforementioned genres and categories to enhance the editorial content and balance of the journal.

Previous issues of the Likhaan Journal are available for download as PDF file at http://icw.kal.upd.edu.ph/progpublications.html. Please direct any and all inquiries to likhaan.journal8@gmail.com.

FWGP and NBDB host TAXTalks, a discussion on taxes for writers

On March 3, 2014, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued RR 4-2014 or the “Guidelines and Policies for the Monitoring of Service Fees of Professionals.” In it self-employed professionals are now being asked to issue official receipts and to register their books and receipts annually, among other requirements. This new regulation has been met with confusion among members of the self-employed sector, including freelance writers.

To help self-employed writers understand the provisions in the new regulation, the Freelance Writers’ Guild of the Philippines (FWGP) together with the National Book Development Board (NBDB) are hosting a roundtable discussion between the writers and representatives from the BIR. Tax lawyers and accountants are also expected to be on hand to answer questions from the writers.

All professional writers are invited to attend TAXTalks on May 2, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at the NBDB office at Unit 2401 Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig. FWGP encourages writers to speak out and ask their questions since this new regulation is going to change the way writers earn their living.

For more information, please send an email to fwgphils@gmail.com    

UST National Summer Writers Workshop fellows named

The University of Santo Tomas Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS) will be holding its National Summer Writers’ Workshop on May 18-24, 2014 at Ridgewood Residence, Baguio City.

The following are the writing fellows and their institutional affiliations: Lester Babiera (UST), Chuck Gomez (UST), Joel Donato Jacob (UP Diliman), Rowena Ross Lee (UP Mindanao), Mary Anne Mallari (UST), Maynard Manansala (Miriam College), Arnie Quibranza Mejia (Manuel L. Quezon University), Marc Joseph Ocampo (UP Diliman), Lilibeth Oblena Quiore (Miriam College), Rommel Roxas (UST), Scott Saboy (UP Baguio), Brylle Tabora (UST) and Ariel Valeza (Far Eastern University).

The teaching panel is composed of Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (Workshop Director), Ralph Semino Galán (Workshop Coordinator), Augusto Antonio Aguila, Rebecca T. Añonuevo, Oscar V. Campomanes, Michael M. Coroza, Joselito D. Delos Reyes, Ferdinand M. Lopez, Chuckberry Pascual, Jaymee T. Siao, John Jack G. Wigley and Joselito B. Zulueta. 

The fellows are requested to get in touch with Assoc. Prof. Ralph Semino Galán through his mobile phone (0920-9258639) for updates regarding the workshop.

64th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards now accepting entries, facilitates submission

Now on its 64th year, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (the Palanca Awards), the most prestigious and longest-running literary competition in the Philippines, is now accepting entries for its annual literary tilt.

This year, the Palanca Awards has enhanced­­­ its submission system to facilitate the submission of entries, particularly for aspiring and professional literary artists who wish to join the competition but are based in the provinces or overseas. Contestants will no longer be required to submit hard copies of entries, which saves on printing and courier service costs.

Online submission to the 64th Palanca Awards may be done through the official website, www.palancaawards.com.ph, where the contest documents may be downloaded. The accomplished forms and entries may then be uploaded and submitted through the website. To complete the submission process, hard copies of the notarized contest documents must be submitted to any of the following addresses: (1) Unit 603, 6th Floor Park Trade Centre Bldg., 1716 Investment Drive Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City; or (2) Unit 3G, OPL Bldg., 100 C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. The contest rules are also posted on the Palanca Awards Facebook page at www.facebook.com/palancaawards.

Organized and sponsored by the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc., the 64th Palanca Awards is accepting entries in the following categories:

  • English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play;
  • Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tula para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, at Dulang Pampelikula;
  • Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Iluko.


In addition, the Palanca Awards welcomes submissions for the Kabataan Division, which specifically caters to young writers below 18 years old as of 30 April 2014. This year’s Kabataan Division theme is, “How can the youth help in natural disaster preparedness in the country?” for the English category and “Paano makatutulong ang mga kabataan sa paghahanda ng bayan para sa mga kalamidad?” for the Filipino category.

Notably, as the Novel and Nobela categories are only accepting entries every two years, they will be closed for this year’s competition since it was offered in2013.

Aspiring and professional writers may submit only one entry per category. All entries must be submitted on or before the contest deadline as stated in the contest rules. Winners will be awarded at a special ceremony to be held on 1 September 2014.

Established in 1950 to honor the legacy of businessman and philanthropist Don Carlos Palanca, Sr., the Palanca Awards aims to develop Philippine Literature by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary works and by being a treasury of these literary gems.

‘Umpilan’ hinggil sa literaturang Tagalog at Tsinoy idaraos sa San Agustin Iloilo sa Abril 28

Idaraos ng Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) sa pakikipagtulungan ng Office of Research and Planning ng Pamantasang San Agustin sa Lungsod Iloilo ang “Umpilan sa Iloilo,” bahagi ng serye ng mga panayam hinggil sa mga panitikan ng Filipinas, sa pagtalakay sa lagay at tunguhin ng panitikang Tagalog at Tsinoy, sa Abril 28, 2014, 10:00 n.u., sa President’s Conference Room ng San Agustin.

Tampok na mga tagapanayam sina Rebecca Añonuevo at Shirley Lua. Ang manunulat sa Kinaray-a na si John Iremil Teodoro ang tagapagpadaloy.

Si Añonuevo, taal na taga-Pasig, ay premyadong makata na may-akda ng anim ng libro ng mga tula sa Filipino kabilang ang Bago ang Babae at Isa Lang ang Pangalan. Propesor siya ng Filipino at Literatura sa Kolehiyong Miriam. Si Lua naman ay isang kilalang edukador at kritiko na eksperto sa Literaturang Tsinoy. Isa rin siyang makata. Propesor siya ng literatura sa Pamantasang De La Salle-Manila.

Libre at bukás ang aktibidad sa publiko, lalo na sa mga guro at mag-aaral ng Panitikan ng Filipinas. Inaanyayahan ding dumalo ang mga kasapi at ibig maging kasapi ng UMPIL. Tumawag lamang sa 337-7716 (Hanapin si Ms. Carmen Dureza) para sa reserbasyon.

Ang Umpilan sa Iloilo ay bahagi ng pagbubukas ng 12th San Agustin Writers Workshop na gaganapin sa Abril 28-30.

Para sa iba pang detalye, maaaring magpadala ng mensahe kay Dr. Michael M. Coroza, Secretary General ng UMPIL, sa mcoroza@ateneo.edu o kay Bb. Eva Garcia Cadiz sa gondour03@yahoo.com.

Maaari ding bisitahin ang Kalatas, opisyal na pahayagan ng UMPIL, sa Facebook at Twitter para sa mga balita at artikulo sa panitikan, kultura, at sining.