Silliman unleashes events for the month of May


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The 53rd Silliman University
 National Writers opens 5 May 2014 at the Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village in Camp Lookout, Valencia. Aside from the regular workshops on the literary manuscripts of the fifteen fellows in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, the three-week run of the oldest creative writing workshop of its kind in Asia will also feature various public events, including lectures, concerts, and poetry readings. Please see below the GENERAL SCHEDULE OF THE LITERARY EVENTS OF 2014. All events are open to the public for free. Please invite your friends and anyone interested.

MAY 5, MONDAY | BY INVITATION WORKSHOP EVENT 

Opening Ceremony 


Time: 9:30 AM


Venue: Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village, Camp Lookout, Valencia.


For more information, please contact: Moses Joshua Atega, Alana Cabrera-Narciso, and Hellene Piñero.

 

MAY 5, MONDAY | AUTHOR’S FORUM

After Everything…: An Author’s Forum with Dean Francis Alfar

Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Audio-Visual Theater 1, Multimedia Center, Silliman University

For more information, please contact: Ian Rosales Casocot, Jon Boyd Timtim, Vida Genilla, Ian John Tubio, and Jovy Anne Daigle.

 

MAY 6, TUESDAY | EXHIBITION

Cities of Literature: An Exhibit on the Iowa/Dumaguete Connection

Co-sponsored by the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa and the American Studies Resource Center for the Embassy of the United States of America in Manila

Time: Opens 6:00 PM

Venue: Foyer Gallery, Robert and Metta Silliman Library

For more information, please contact: Ian Rosales Casocot, Hellene Piñero, and Nenith Calibo

 

MAY 6, TUESDAY | BY INVITATION WORKSHOP EVENT

Director’s Dinner / Welcome Reception


Dinner courtesy of Felipe Antonio and Christine Remollo

Time: 7:00 PM


Venue: American Studies Resource Center, Robert and Metta Silliman Library

For more information, please contact: Hellene Piñero and Alana Cabrera-Narciso.

 

MAY 7, WEDNESDAY | AUTHOR’S FORUM

Out of the Manhole: An Author’s Forum with Jack Wigley

Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Audio-Visual Theater 1, Multimedia Center, Silliman University

For more information, please contact: Ian Rosales Casocot and Hellene Piñero.

 

MAY 8, THURSDAY | LECTURE

The Writer Across the Table: A Lecture by Robin Hemley

Time: 10:00 AM

Venue: Audio-Visual Theater 1, Multimedia Center, Silliman University

For more information, please contact: Hellene Piñero and Alana Cabrera-Narciso.

 

MAY 9, FRIDAY | POETRY READING

Mga Bulalakaw nga Nadakpan: A Reading of the Poetry of Merlie Alunan

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Captain Ribbers, Silliman Avenue

For more information, please contact: Ian Rosales Casocot, Hellene Piñero, and Mark Raygan Garcia.

 

MAY 10, SATURDAY | POETRY FORUM

Poetry and Pain: A Reading of Luisa Igloria’s Poetry on Pain

Sponsored by the EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation

Time: 1:00 PM

Venue: Silliman Hall

For more information, please contact: Mayet Montebon.

 

MAY 13, TUESDAY | LECTURE

The ‘Political’ in National Literature: A Lecture by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera

Time: 10:00 AM

Venue: Audio-Visual Theater 1, Multimedia Center, Silliman University

For more information, please contact: Hellene Piñero and Rebecca de la Torre.

 

MAY 13, TUESDAY | LECTURE

“No Longer Stepchildren”—Memory, Community, and Imagination in Singapore’s Literature: A Lecture by Alvin Pang

Time: 1:30 PM

Venue: Audio-Visual Theater 1, Multimedia Center, Silliman University

For more information, please contact: Hellene Piñero and Warlito Caturay Jr.

 

MAY 15, THURSDAY | BY INVITATION WORKSHOP EVENT

A Night at Valencia


Dinner courtesy of Simon and Virginia Stack

Time: 7:30 PM


Venue: Stack Residence, Valencia, Negros Oriental

For more information, please contact: Ian Rosales Casocot, Hellene Piñero, and Virginia Stack.

 

MAY 16, FRIDAY | POETRY READING AND MUSIC JAM

Rock Poetry

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: El Amigo/Café Memento, Silliman Avenue

For more information, please contact: Ian Rosales Casocot, Hellene Piñero, and Babbu Wenceslao.

 

MAY 20, TUESDAY | POETRY READING

The Word is Alive: A Celebration of Performance Poetry

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Rocks Café at Byblos, Oriental Hall, Silliman University

For more information, please contact: Ian Rosales Casocot, Hellene Piñero, and Bron Teves.

 

MAY 22, THURSDAY | LECTURE

Language and Literature: A Lecture by Gémino H. Abad

Time: 10:00 AM

Venue: Byblos, Oriental Hall, Silliman University

For more information, please contact: Hellene Piñero and Ronelaine Picardal.

 

MAY 22, THURSDAY | SPECIAL EVENT

Prayers For and Tribute To Edilberto and Edith Tiempo


Time: 5:30 PM


Venue: Dumaguete City Memorial Park

For more information, please contact: Moses Joshua Atega and Hellene Piñero.

 

MAY 23, FRIDAY | BY INVITATION WORKSHOP EVENT 

Closing Ceremony/President’s Dinner


Time: 6:30 PM


Venue: University House, Silliman University, Dumaguete City.


For more information, please contact: Moses Joshua Atega, Alana Cabrera-Narciso, and Hellene Piñero.


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