Kumustahan 2018: Creative Writing in the Philippines Today

The Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing will be holding “Kumustahan 2018: Creative Writing in the Philippines Today,” a seminar-workshop, from October 21 to 25, at One Tagaytay Place. The event gathers together Likhaan fellows as well as guest writers working in the major languages. They will take stock of the creative writing situation in […]


Gémino H. Abad Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Literature

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing held the first Gémino H. Abad Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Literature on September 20-22 at the University Hotel, UP Diliman. The workshop was open to junior and senior high school teachers in the K-12 curriculum from all over the country. Of the […]


Book launch of children’s stories dealing with history

The Bookmark, Inc. will launch children’s books about the nation’s history on Oct. 17, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. at the UP Vargas Museum, UP Diliman. Lakay Billy, Defender of Indigenous People Written by Luz B. Maranan Illustrated by Duday Ysabel Maranan A story about William or Billy Claver, a lawyer who fought the Marcos dictatorship. Claver […]


Call for Manuscripts to the 58th Silliman University National Writers Workshop

The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is now accepting applications for the 58th Silliman University National Writers Workshop to be held from May 6 to May 17, 2019 at the Silliman University Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village and the Silliman University campus. This Writers Workshop is offering ten fellowships to promising writers in the Philippines […]


Sicat-Cleto, Luna

Si Luna Sicat-Cleto ay nagtuturo ng Malikhaing Pagsulat at Panitikan sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman. Awtor siya ng Makinilyang Altar (UP Press, 2003) at ng Mga Prodigal (Anvil, 2010). Nitong 2018, nailathala niya ang kanyang kuleksiyon ng mga tula sa Bago Mo Ako Ipalaot (High Chair). Siya rin ang patnugot ( katuwang si Rolando Tolentino) […]


68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Winners 2018

The 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature honored the authors of the competition’s winning entries Oct. 6 at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City. Twenty-eight of the 54 winners were first-time awardees. Two authors each bagged prizes in two separate categories. Multi-awarded writer Alfred “Krip” Yuson served as the speaker and guest of honor […]


TOFARM Film Fest’s big winner, Tanabata’s Wife also a win for Philippine Literature

Tanabata’s Wife is the biggest winner in the recently concluded 3rd TOFARM Film Festival, bagging nine awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay among others. It is inspired by the classic short story of the same title by Baguio-born author Sinai Hamada, which tells a story about the enduring love of a middle-aged […]


Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarship now accepting applications

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing through the generous support of the Likhaan Foundation is offering the Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarship to deserving students this academic year, 2018-19. The scholarship is open to all students of MA Creative Writing or Malikhaing Pagsulat who are in good standing and on the thesis stage of […]


Story books popular among Pinoy youth, adults — survey

In 2017, Bible is still the most popular with 72.25%. Picture books and storybooks for children with 53.00% is the second most popular while there are 52.08% of respondents who say they read short story for children and 48.17% say they read romance.


Taipei Times: Detained OFW in Taiwan, 2 other Pinoys win in migrant literature award

Third place was a Filipino migrant worker whose name was not released, as she is serving a prison sentence in Taiwan.In a prerecorded video shown at the ceremony, she said that her work addresses the difficulties she encountered in defending her innocence in court, including being prevented from hiring a lawyer from the Philippines. Two […]