UMPIL to host ASEAN Literary Symposium


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ASEAN LITERARY SYMPOSIUM
26-28 August 2015
Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University 
Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Organized by the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) (Writers’ Union of the Philippines) in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) (Commission on Filipino Language), and the Ateneo de Manila’s Department of Filipino.

The Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL), in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, and the Ateneo de Manila’s Department of Filipino will host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Literary Symposium on 26-28 August 2015, at the Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

The symposium gathers scholars and writers from ASEAN member countries to respond to the needs and challenges of regional integration, and locate the place of literature and literary education in Southeast Asia.

Country speakers include Melani Budianta (Indonesia), Trisilpa Boonkachorn (Thailand), Athithouthay Chatouphonexay (Laos), Nor Faridah Binti Abdul Manaf (Malaysia), Rebecca T. AƱonuevo (Philippines), among others.

A panel discussion on the importance of translation in the ASEAN Literary Education by poet-translators Marne Kilates, Mario Miclat, and D.M. Reyes will culminate the symposium.

The symposium is open to the public, but does not include meals and kits. To enlist as guest, email convenor Michael M. Coroza at mcoroza@ateneo.edu or head of secretariat Louie Jon A. Sanchez at lsanchez@ateneo.edu.


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