PHSA celebrates MAKILINC

In celebration of the National Arts Month, the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) will offer the third Makiling Inter-Cultural Arts Festival (MAKILINC) on 1-7 February 2016.

            Day 1 — from 9AM onwards — will be opened by National Artist Ramon Santos of the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology.

Filipino and foreign guests will be welcomed by the Pistang Sining sa Makiling director and PHSA Deputy Director Ronaldo Abuan, through a series of performances of PHSA Resident Companies such the Anino Shadowplay Collective, Kuwit, Maquiling Ballet, Musika Ibarang, Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw, and Sipat-Lawin. PHSA Director IV, Vim Nadera, will talk about the history of MAKILINC that began in 2014. After lunch, at 2PM, it will resume at University of the Philippines Los Baños’s Umali Hall with UPLB Vice Chancellor Serlie Jamias, UPLB Office for Initiative in Culture and the Arts (OICA) director Ma. Theresa Arejola, and Sining Makiling Gallery curator Romeo de la Cruz.

            For 2016, MAKILINC workshop facilitators includes the following artists who share the same vision and mission to give an alternative learning experience while promoting emerging and emergent, even dying, art forms like the Balagtasan last year and Kundiman this year:
 
DIWA DE LEON (HEGALONG PROJECT)
Diwa de Leon is a multi-awarded composer, arranger, film scorer, and live musician.  Born to a musical family, he wrote his first composition at 5 under the tutelage of his father. Diwa has won awards for his film scores. As a live musician, Diwa has performed in the USA, Germany, China, Sweden, and Malaysia. As a founding member of the world music band, Makiling, Diwa has co-produced and recorded three albums with the band. He graduated valedictorian from the Philippine High School for the Arts in 1997, and finished his Bachelor of Music in Composition at UP College of Music.
 
FAUSTO GROSSI (CULINARY ART)
Fausto Grossi was born in Arce (Lazio), Italy in 1954. He became a licensed sculptor in Frosinione, Italy and the U.P.V. of Lejona in the Basque Country, Spain where he lives and develops his artistic activity in Bilbao since 1992. He is a multidisciplinary artist, cook, performer, writer, and graphic designer. A cultural manager, he organized such activities as the Biennial of Experimental Poetry in Euskadi. He is also a mail artist, internationally appearing in several anthologies of visual poetry. Grossi has participated in several events in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and United States.
 
RIZA LIM (HEALING ART)
A  kinesiology student of Rebecca Monet, Riza Lim is a master herbalist, holistic health practitioner, brain programmer, and life coach who studied in Japan, India,  Mexico,  Nepal, Palau, Thailand, Tibet, and USA. A philanthropist, Riza volunteered her services at the Holy Angel University’s Corazon Aquino Center for Hope and Wellness and at Gawad Kalinga’s enchanted farm in Bulacan and Tuloy Bahay Bata Foundation.  A television and radio show host, she is currently working on two books on healing called Kimut or small movements and Pangisnawa or breath.  Riza owns the Om Suala Yoga, Yogi Café, and Orissa Garden of Wellness.
 
RAY LUCERO (KUNDIMAN)
Ray Lucero Purugannan Cabailo finished Bachelor of Music at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She is the original member of  Mabuhay Singers created in 1958 by the Villar Recording Company, To form it, she with other Tres Rosas members — Carmen Camacho and Nora Hermosa – had to merge with the Lovers Trio — Chi Lucerio, Floro San Juan, and Ador Torres. Ruben Tagalog, Cely Bautista, Ric Manrique Jr., Rita Rivera, Don David, Flor Ocampo, Noel Samonte, Betty Rivera, Robert Malaga, and Everlita Rivera joined them for a time. With the Mabuhay Singers, she had recorded more than 100 albums.
 
MARTA MORENO MUÑOZ  (ACTION ART)
Marta Moreno Muñoz is a performance and video artist with a background in experimental theatre and other time-based arts. Graduating in 2002 with a M.A in Fine Arts, her work has focused on “feminine” subjectivity, among others. She is at present in a transitional stage, exploring the complex interchange between performance art and cinematic language. She has lived, produced and engaged in artistic works in Spain, UK, Turkey, India, The Netherlands, Indonesia, Singapore, The Philippines, and exhibited internationally. Currently nomadic, she is researching for her Ph.D. dissertation Art as an Experience of Dissolution of the Self and directing The Unifiedfield.
 
DENISA REYES (DANCE)
Denisa Reyes is one of the recipients of the 2015 Gawad CCP Para Sa Sining for dance. She is remembered for the Neo-Filipino dance series that has served as the platform for Philippine contemporary dance. Her important works for theater include Diablos, Asong Ulol, Paglayang Minamahal, Mabining Mandirigma, Lapu-Lapu, Once On This Island, Mulan, and Stageshow which won the 2012 Gawad Buhay! for Outstanding Musical Production and Outstanding Choreography in a Musical. She has gone beyond choreography for the theater by directing Hubad and Sa Isang Hindi Natatanging Umaga, At Ang Mga Ulap Ay Dahan-Dahang Pumaibabaw Sa Nabubulok Na Lungsod.
On Feb.5, after three days of seminar-workshop, there will be exhibits and presentations during the closing ceremonies which will be graced by Cultural Center of the Philippines’ president, Dean Raul Sunico; Undersecretary Lino Rivera of the Department of Education; and other members of the PHSA Advisory Council composed of Dean Charito Bitanga-Peralta, Dean Mauricia Borromeo, Chris Millado, Nicolas Pichay, Rody Vera, and, of course, Denisa Reyes.
            For details, please call Ms. Cleofe Cabauatan #09189017662.
           
Attached are some of the articles about MAKILINC.
 
http://www.interaksyon.com/lifestyle/inkcanto-1st-makiling-arts-festival-why-we-need-to-raise-more-artists-and-fewer-politicians
 
http://www.mb.com.ph/makilinc-with-michael-steger/
 
http://www.choosephilippines.com/do/festivals/1052/makiling-intercultural-arts-festival/
 
http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/arts-and-culture/50179-take-it-from-masters-what-art-lovers-can-learn-experts
 
http://www.panitikan.com.ph/content/writers-and-artists-converge-makilinc-phsa
 
http://www.mb.com.ph/sizzling-makilinc/
 
http://manilatimes.net/jay-javier-conducts-photography-lessons-at-makiling-arts-festival/74115/
 
http://kalatasliteraryezine.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/art-on-the-edge-of-mt-makiling/
 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/PHSA-Makilinc-Inter-Cultural-Arts-Festival/1416904931889054
 
http://ph.celebrity.yahoo.com/news/makilinc-michael-steger-171652258.html
 
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/347256/lifestyle/artandculture/artistic-expression-unleashed

Bagong aklat ni Edel Garcellano, ilulunsad sa PUP

Ito na ang matagal na nating hinihintay, tayong mga taga-hanga ng makata-kritiko na si Edel Garcellano. Tinaguriang isa sa mga pinaka-impluwensyal na intelektuwal ng kanyang panahon subalit nakapagtatakang umuukopa ng  marhinalisadong espasyo sa akademya at panulatan, si Edel Garcellano ay patuloy na nagsusulat bitbit pa rin ang talas, talino at makauring pulitika na trademark ng ng kanyang mga akda. Hindi kalabisan kung sasabihin na bukod tangi si Edel sa larangan ng Panitikang Pilipino.

Sa February 5, ganap na ala-una ng hapon (1PM), sa Hyundai Function Room, Charlie del Rosario Building, ilulunsad ng PUP Center for Creative Writing ang pinakahuling koleksiyon ng mga tula ni Edel na pinamagatang SONS OF NAUJAN: POEMS IN THE LABYRINTH OF TIME

Bukas ang paglulunsad sa lahat ng mga gustong dumalo. May mga magbabasa ng tula at magbibigay naman ng testamento at mensahe ng pakikiisa ang ilan sa mga dating estudyante ni Edel.

 

 

 

 

 

Ikalawang nobela ni Rhod V. Nuncio ilulunsad sa DLSU

Inihahandog ng Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, Departamento ng Filipino ng DLSU at Likhaan UP Institute of Creative Writing sa pakikipagtulungan ng Flipside Publishing at Central Books ang lunsad-aklat ng ikalawang nobela ni Rhod V. Nuncio—ang Omnibus at ang misteryo ng nawawalang ulo. Gaganapin ito sa EDC, 13F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, sa Pebrero 27, 2016 (Sabado), 11:30 n.u. – 2:00 n.h.

“Sa bagong pakikipagsapalaran ni Arvin Villa, nakatanggap siya ng regalong mga aklat mula sa kanyang kasintahang si Lizelle. Ngunit sa di maipaliwanag na dahilan kasama sa kahon ng mga aklat ang isang pugot na ulo na lubos na ikinagulat at ikinabahala ni Arvin. Samantala sa Palasyo ng Malacanañang ay biglang naglahong parang bula ang Pangulo ng Filipinas na si Fomoy. Labis na ipinag-alala ng malalapit na kaibigan niya nang maisip nilang baka kinidnap ang Pangulo. 

Sa tulong ng isang matalino, maganda, makulit at palabang babaeng kongresista na si Rep. Jennilynne Solisidad na nagkataon ding kasintahan ng Pangulo ng bansa, napadpad sila ni Arvin sa National Historical Commission, Fernando Air Base, Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat hanggang sa CCP Complex upang tuklasin ang katotohanan sa likod ng Omnibus Code. Sa kasagsagan ng kanilang paghahanap ng kasagutan, lumitaw ang recipe ni Quezon, ang tungkol sa nawawalang labi ni Bonifacio, ang larawan ng Hong Kong Junta at ang medalyon ng San Benito. Ano ang kinalaman ng mga ito sa misteryosong pagkatao ni Orlando Iniego? Paano maililigtas ni Arvin si Lizelle sa bingit ng kapahamakan?

Habang masalimuot na nagaganap ang mga kahindik-hindik na pangyayari sa politika ng bansa, naghahanda rin ang Filipinas sa krisis na nilikha ng maligalig na pinuno at militar ng isang karatig-bansa.”

Call for Applications to KRITIKA 2016 Fellowships

The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) of De La Salle University (DLSU) is inviting young critics and scholars to apply for fellowship to KRITIKA 2016 National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism.This workshop will be held on 13-16 July 2016 at the University of San Agustin (USA), Iloilo City, West Visayas. Distinguished critic and professor Rolando B. Tolentino is workshop director. 

KRITIKA is envisioned to give young scholars who want to commit themselves to art and cultural criticism a forum where they could discuss their work and concerns with established art and cultural critics in the country. The workshop will cover a selection of topics that deal with Philippine art traditions (e.g., literature, architecture, visual arts, music and performing arts, folklore, film, multi-art) and art-related concerns and cultural practices (e.g., heritage conservation, gastronomy). Supplementary activities include interactions with local artists and an Ilonggo cultural tour. Ten (10) applicants will be chosen for the fellowships, which include transportation stipend and board and lodging. Two slots will be given for food writing/criticism.

This workshop is co-hosted by the USA Center for Research, Innovation and Development (CRID) and supported by the DLSU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (VCRI).

Application Requirements
1. Cover letter
Should include complete contact information of applicant.
2. Workshop manuscript
Manuscript should be an unpublished critical essay on any of the following arts and cultural practices: literature, architecture, film, music, theatre and performing arts, visual arts, multi-art, popular culture, and gastronomy. It should be on work by Filipino artist/s, or issue/s related to Filipino heritage and culture. A study may choose to examine more than one art form. Manuscripts in a regional language (e.g., Cebuano, Hiligaynon) are welcome (must be accompanied by an abstract in English or Filipino, or a translated version in English or Filipino). 
3. Curriculum vitae with photo
4. Copy of a sample published critical work (optional)
A sample publication should be a critical essay which appeared in a journal, periodical or anthology. 

Please email application set to: bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph. “KRITIKA 2016” should be indicated in the space marked “Subject.”

Deadline for application is March 12, 2016. Applicants selected for the fellowships will be notified by mail in April. For inquiries, please contact BNSCWC at (632) 5244611 local 233, or email bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph; bnscwc@yahoo.com

Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Hyunjoo Ki

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University will host a lecture by Hyunjoo Ki titled “Performing Racial Conflicts.” This event will be on Jan. 29, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Natividad Galang Fajardo (NGF) Conference Room, 1/f Dela Costa Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

Ki argues that the ‘other-oriented’ acting employed in the performance of Anna Deavere Smith’s documentary-style play Fires in the Mirror compels the audience to inhabit others’ positions and critically examine racial issues. In this play, Smith performs “29 monologues of 26 characters based on the interviews that she conducted on people involved in Crown Heights Riots in 1991.”

As Ki explains, Smith’s performance “highlights the differences of Hasidic Jews and African Americans in terms of skin color, history, religion, and custom. Although her performance consists of monologues of each character, they are arranged under the similar themed sections. Accordingly, each character Smith enacts seems to engage in a conversation. Different and contrasted stories of Hasidic Jews and African Americans involved in Crown Heights Riots remain distinct from each other; however, her ‘other-oriented’ acting provides the audience with opportunities to examine the racial issues.”

“While Smith performs diverse and conflicting people, metaphorically she travels from self to others and from individuals to communities rather than identifying with individual characters. Her performance employing ‘other oriented’ acting prevents the audience from sympathizing with characters and induces them to examine the racial issues intersected with political, social and economic matters from critical perspectives. Simultaneously, while she travels from self to others, she urges the audience to put themselves in others’ positions. Then, the audience can imagine the society based on understanding and empathy.”

Hyunjoo Ki received a PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Dec. 2004. The title of her dissertation is “The Politics of Spatiality: Terrains of Postcolonial / Diasporic Asian America and Selected Asian American Plays.” In her dissertation, she examined the lived experiences of Asian Americans in Asian American plays written by Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Indian, Korean American playwrights, employing human geography, postcolonialism, and theories discussed in Asian American Studies. In 2014, she started the project “The Possibility of Filipino Literature as the Basis of Multicultural Society” with funding provided by the Korean Research Foundation. She aims to promote better understanding of Koreans on Filipino literature and culture through her project. Building her study last year on Filipino dramas, this year she will continue to research on the Filipino novels State of War by Ninotchka Rosca and Awaiting Trespass by Linda Ty Casper.

Four National Artists are the beating heart of UP Diliman Month 2016

The lives and works of four National Artists of the Philippines are at the heart of Panahon ng Luwalhati, UP Diliman’s celebration of the arts and culture month in February.

The featured artists, all of whom observed their birth centennial in 2015, are: Lamberto Avellana conferred National Artist for Film in 1976, Manuel Conde (Film, 2009), Severino Montano (Theatre, 2001) and Nestor Vicente Madali (NVM) Gonzalez (Literature, 1997).

This year, as the University celebrates the beginning of artists’ second century, the festivities draw inspiration from Gonzalez’ novel “A Season of Grace,” which “counters the myth of the Philippines’ lost native past and cultural weakness in the face of foreign dominance,” notes goodreads.com.

The selected works, highlighting the artists’ contributions to the development of Philippine arts and letters, comprise four films, two theater productions and three concerts featuring some of the University’s renowned performing groups.

Film. The films are Conde’s “Señorito” (1953) and “Genghis Khan” (1950); and Avellana’s “Badjao” (1957) and “Portrait of the Artist as Filipino” (1965).

In “Señorito,” a father hires a woman to pose as a rich person and use her charms to change his son’s wild ways. While the ruse succeeds, the two fall in love, which is against the father’s rules.  Meanwhile, “Genhis Khan” narrates how Temujin builds an army and conquers many lands to earn the title Genhis Kahn, meaning “king without peer,” but becomes enslaved by his love for his opponent’s daughter.

Acknowledged as the “first intelligent movie to depict a minority group’s traditional customs,” Avellana’s “Badjao” tells how two warring groups, the Badjao and the Moros, come to a conciliation to achieve a peace pact, using the perspective of a newly-married Badjao chief and a Moro lowlander trying to make their marriage work amid pressure from both groups.

On the other hand, “Portrait” is based on what is considered the “most important Filipino play in English” by Nick Joaquin, another National Artist for Literature. Set in 1941 in Intramuros, it is the story of the Marasigan sisters and their father and their efforts to overcome financial setbacks amidst changing cultures and identities brought by new Western ideals.

Conde’s films will be screened at the Dap-ay of the College of Mass Communication at 7 p.m. on Feb 3 and 4, respectively. Avellana’s films will be at the College of Architecture auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 11, respectively. All films are free and open to the public.

Theater. Montano’s “The Ladies and the Senator” and Gonzalez’s “The Bread of Salt” (1958) will also be staged.

A comedy, Montano’s work relates the visit of Senator Anthony Maripal to the United States, where he is feted by the Filipino Women’s Club of Washington DC, unaware that the ladies had planned to can rob him of the money he has stolen from the Filipino people. Tess Jamias directs the play and stars Kat Castillo, Natasha Cabrera, Krystle Valentino and other UPD alumni.  Playdates are on Feb. 16 and 17 with shows at 3 and 7 p.m. at the University Theater. Tickets are at P150 and are available at the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA).

Meanwhile, Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas mounts a puppet play on Gonzalez’s short story of a 14 year-old boy infatuated with the niece of a rich plantation owner.  Directed by Amihan B. Ramolete with puppets designed by Sig Pecho, the puppet play is slated for Feb. 24, at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Bulwagan ng Dangal. Tickets are available at OICA for p150.

Concerts. Three performing groups will take the spotlight: the UP Dance Company (UPDC), the UP Varsity Pep Squad (Pep) and the UP Cherubim and Seraphim (UPCS).

On Feb. 13, the Pep presents “Utak at Puso: The UP Varsity Pep Squad Honors the National Artists” at 3 and 7 p.m. at the UP Theater. The concert features the Pep’s winning routines in various competitions locally and abroad.

“Wanderer in the Night of the World,” a compilation of Gonzalez’s poems published by the University Press in 2015, is the inspiration behind the dance concert by the UPDC, to be staged on Feb.22 at the UP Theater stage at 4 and 7:30 p.m. The concert is directed by Angela Lawenko-Baguilat.

On Feb, 19, the UPCS performs “Konsyerto: Bawat Bata, Artista” at 3 and 7 p.m. at the UP Theater stage. The concert features music by Lucio San Pedro and Ramon Santos, both declared as National Artists for Music.

Concert tickets are at P150, P200 and P200, respectively, and are available at OICA.

A season pass for all ticketed events is at P600 and is available at OICA at http://www.oica.upd.edu.ph/  andhttps://www.facebook.com/updiliman.oica/ or call 981-8500 local 2659.

Other events. In addition, art scholars and practitioners have been invited to open and enlarge conversations on the lives and the contributions of the chosen artists on contemporary Filipino society in “Usapang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining” at Pulungang Recto at 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday in February for Conde, Avellana, Montano and Gonzalez, respectively.

The lectures are free and open the public.

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts will also launch the NVM Gonzalez special commemorative stamp at the UP Theater Lobby at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22.

The public is also invited to Bodabil sa Kampus, the festival’s opening ceremonies featuring Ms. Bituin Escalante, Natasha Cabrera, the UP Dancesport Society and the UP Jazz Ensemble. Living National Artists will also be honored at the event, which will be held on Feb. 1, 6 p.m. at the University Amphitheater. The highlight of the ceremony will be the unveiling of billboard artworks installed around the campus dedicated to Conde, Avellana, Montano and Gonzalez.

“Gabi ng Luwahati” will close the festivities on Feb. 26, 7 p.m. at the University Theater. The event is a reimagined bodabil in the contemporary times, featuring Virgilio Almanrio, National Artist for Literature and  Juan Miguel Severo, PJ Rebullida, JM Cabling, Al Garcia and Jeffrey Hidalgo.

National Artist. The rank and title of National Artist is conferred to a Filipino citizen through a Presidential Proclamation in recognition of his or her significant contributions in the fields of Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film and Broadcast Arts and Architecture and Allied Arts.

Avellana (Feb. 12, 1915 – Apr. 25, 1991), known as “The Boy Wonder of Philippine Movies,” “was the first to use the motion picture camera to establish a point of view, a move that revolutionized the techniques of film narration,” notes the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He received the Grand Prix at the Asian Film Festival in Hong Kong for his film “Anak Dalita” in 1957 and in 1954, was the first Filipino to have his film (Kandelerong Pilak) shown at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Born Manuel Urbano, Conde (Oct. 9, 1915 – Aug.11, 1985) was an actor, director and producer. He put up his own movie company, Manuel Conde Pictures in 1947 to direct and produce age-old Filipino stories that depict the distinct cultural history of the Philippines such as “Ibong Adarna” and “Prinsipe Tenoso” both in 1941, notes the Commission.

Montano (Jan. 3, 1915 – Dec. 12, 1980) was a playwright, actor and theater organizer. He organized Arena Theater in 1952 at the Philippine Normal College, institutionalizing ‘legitimate theater’ in the Philippines. He also trained and directed the new generation of dramatists such as Rolando S. Tinio, Emmanuel Borlaza, Joonee Gamboa and Bhen Cervantes.

Gonzalez (September 8, 1915 – November 28, 1999) articulated the Filipino spirit in rural, urban landscapes.  He was UP’s International-Writer-In-Residence in 1988 and a member of the Board of Advisers of the UP Creative Writing Center.  His major works include “The Winds of April,” “Seven Hills Away” and “Children of the Ash-Covered Loam and Other Stories.”  A UP faculty member for 18 years, Gonzalez was one of two people to teach at UP without holding a degree.  In 1987, UP conferred on him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

The full calendar of events is at the UP Diliman website at upd.edu.ph. Full details on specific events are at the OICA website at http://www.oica.upd.edu.ph/

23rd Iligan National Writers Workshop now accepting manuscripts

The MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology and the Mindanao Creative Writers Group are accepting manuscripts to the 23rd Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) to be held on May 30-June 3, 2016 in the MSU-IIT, Iligan City.

There are 18 slots available for writers who have attended regional writers workshops or creative writing classes and whose works are unpublished. Six (6) INWW alumni (INWW 1-5: 1994-1998) from across the regions are welcome to send their works in progress along with a brief paper on their creative process.

Applicants may submit five (5) poems; one, one-act play; one short fiction, and an excerpt of a novel in progress in any of these languages: Filipino, English, Sebuano, Waray, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Akyanon, Chabacano, Maranao or Higaunon.

Except for works in Filipino and in English, please provide translations of your works in either Filipino or in English. Those submitting excerpts of novels should provide a one-page summary of the novel. The general theme for works to be submitted this year is on conflict and on conflict resolution as part of nation building but is not confined only to these themes.

Application forms can be downloaded below or call Hernenigildo M. Dico or Ian S. Embradura (09352003282) or (063) 222-8769.

Deadline for entries is on March 15, 2016.

The Keynote speaker this year is 1995 Second INWW alumnus Dr. ISIDORO CRUZ of the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City. The INWW is funded by the MSU-IIT, the Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao (IPDM) and the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA).

F. Sionil Jose to lecture on the art of fiction

The DLSU Libraries cordially invites you to a DIALOGUE WITH F. SIONIL JOSE on The Art of Fiction: The Narrative on 5 February 2016, Friday, 10:00AM- 12:00NN, at the F. Sionil Jose Collection, The Learning Commons, 12th Floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, DLSU Taft.

Online registration is required due to limited number of slots (maximum of 20 participants). Interested participants are requested to kindly fill out this online registration form. Walk-in participants will not be entertained. No registration fee will be assessed. Registration ends at 5:00PM on Wednesday, 3 February 2016.

Online Registration Form:
https://docs.google.com/a/dlsu.edu.ph/forms/d/1vgt5rgA7sH0pvGNYkpxZanXqBOq77ctJt4U-osd3XIE/viewform

About the speaker 
National Artist for Literature and multi-awarded author F. Sionil Jose served as writer-in-residence and faculty member of De La Salle University. He is the founder of the Philippine chapter of the international organization PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) and runs the Solidaridad Bookshop.

USLS announces the 16th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop

The University of St. La Salle-Bacolod (USLS) is inviting young writers to submit their application for the 16th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop which will be held on April 24 – 30, 2016 at Balay Kalinungan, USLS-Bacolod. 

Applicants should submit original work: either 6 poems, 2 short stories, or 2 one-act plays using a pseudonym, in two (2) computer-encoded hard copies of entry, font size 12 pts., double-spaced, and soft copies in a CD (MSWord). Short stories must be numbered, by paragraph, on the left margin.

These are to be accompanied by a sealed size 10 business envelope, inside of which should be the author’s real name and chosen pseudonym, a 2×2 ID photo, and short resume. Everything must be mailed on or before February 19, 2016.

Entries in English, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Tagalog or Filipino may be submitted. Fellowships are awarded by genre and by language.

Fifteen applicants will be chosen for the workshop fellowships, which will include partial transportation subsidy and free board and lodging. 

This year’s panelists include Grace Monte de Ramos, RayBoy Pandan, D.M. Reyes, Dinah Roma, John Iremil Teodoro and Marjorie Evasco as Workshop Director. 

Please submit your application to: Dr. Marissa Quezon, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of St. La Salle, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City. For inquiries, please email iyasliterary@yahoo.com. 

IYAS is held in collaboration with the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University-Manila and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

 

Mga tula ng mga makata sa Filipino mula 1985 hanggang 2015, inilunsad na at muling ilulunsad ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo

Kasabay ng pagdiriwang ng ika-30 taon ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA) ang paglulunsad ng librong pinamagatang LIRA 30: Tatlong Dekada ng Makatang LIRA. Ito na ang ikaapat na librong inilathala at inilimbag ng nasabing organisasyon. Tampok sa librong ito ang mga tulang ikinatha ng mga makatang LIRA sa loob ng tatlumpung taon. 

Iginawad nina Aldrin Pentero (Pangulo ng LIRA) at RR Cagalingan (Pangalawang Pangulo ng LIRA) ang mga unang kopya ng nasabing libro kina G. Virgilio S. Almario (Pambansang Alagad ng Sining at tagapagtaguyod ng organisasyon), Fidel Rillo (makata at editor ng libro), at Michael Gallego (makata at nagdisenyo ng libro) sa The Oracle Hotel and Residences noong 22 Disyembre 2015.

Sari-saring mga paksa ang tinalakay ng bawat makata sa librong ito: mula sa mga paglilimi sa panahon- “Matapos ang ulan, umiinit/ Ang daigdig, nanlalamig/ An gating mga puso” (mula sa tulang Matapos ang Ulan, Umiinit ni Jerry B. Gracio), mga pinananambitan- “Kung katahimikan ay humahaginit/ Sa silid, sa isip, sa mundong nagulat./ Ang Walang Hanggahan, siyang nakikinig.” (mula sa tulang Naririnig Kaya ni Rebecca Anonuevo), mga muling pagkikita- “Mas mahalaga na nga siguro ang dating hindi mahalaga:/Dahil nagkita tayo at hindi mo naman ako nakilala,/Mas mabuti pang hindi na lamang tayo nagkita.” (mula sa tulang Dahil Hindi Tayo Nagkita ni Giancarlo Abrahan), at mga biling nakasanayang marinig- “Bilin ni Tiya Ana,/ ubusin ang inyong tapsilog,/ huwag magtira kahit kapiranggot./ Kumain nang masigla para maging malusog/ at nang ang inyong katawan ay hindi mahulog.” (mula sa tulang Ang Bisita ni Beverly W. Siy).

Magkakaroon muli ng paglulunsad ng libro sa unang LIRAhan ng taon sa 19 Enero 2016, Martes, alas-7n.g. sa Conspiracy Bar, Visayas Ave., Quezon City. Sa gabing ito, makabibili ng librong LIRA 30 sa halagang 200 pesos, na mas mababa kaysa regular na halaga nitong 250 pesos. Magbabasa rin ng kani-kaniyang mga tula sa libro ang ilan sa mga kasapi. Magbibigay naman ng maikling talumpati ang editor na si Fidel Rillo. Sa pagtatapos ng gabi ay tutugtog ang modern jazz band na Modern Playground. Ang LIRAhan ang buwanang gabi ng tula at musika ng LIRA. Ginaganap ito tuwing ikatlong Martes ng buwan. Ito ay bukas sa publiko.

Upang magkaroon ng librong LIRA 30 at para rin sa mga tanong tungkol sa LIRAhan at sa organisasyon, mangyaring mag-e-mail sa palihanglira@gmail.com o makipag-ugnayan kay Mia Lauengco sa (63) 999 617 3476. 

Ang Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) ay samahan ng mga makatang nagsusulat sa Filipino. Itinatag noong 1985 ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa Panitikan Virgilio S. Almario (aka Rio Alma), nagsilbi itong matagumpay na linangan ng di iilang batikang makata, tulad nina Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera, Romulo Baquiran Jr., Michael M. Coroza, Roberto Añonuevo, Rebecca Añonuevo, Jerry Gracio, at Edgar Calabia Samar. Noong 2011, kinilala ito bilang isa sa Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) para sa mga gawain ng paglilingkod sa ngalan ng tula ng mga makatang-boluntaryo nito. Taon-taon, nagdadaos ang LIRA ng palihan at klinikang pampanulaan mula Hunyo hanggang Disyembre. Nagsisilbing tagapanayam at umuupo sa workshop ang mga kilala at premyadong makata at manunulat. Para sa higit pang impormasyon, bisitahin ang Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PalihangLIRA) o mag-email sa palihanglira@gmail.com