National workshop for LGBTQ fiction now accepting applicants

The second national creative writing workshop devoted to Philippine LGBTQ fiction is being jointly sponsored this July by the University of the Philippines and Goldsmiths University of London, as part of the international research and arts consortium called GlobalGRACE: Global Gender and Cultures of Equality. GlobalGRACE is funded by the UK Research and Innovation’s Global […]


LIKHAAN Panayam Lecture Series: Making Komiks

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) invites everyone to attend “Making Komiks,” a panel discussion on contemporary Filipino komiks writing and production on 27 February 2019 (Wednesday), 2:30-4 p.m. at Palma Hall Pavilion 1 Room 1131, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Speaking at the event will be Carljoe Javier, former managing editor of Anino […]


Call for Submissions | 2019 Gémino H. Abad Awards for Poetry and Literary Criticism

The 2019 Gémino H. Abad Awards for Poetry and Literary Criticism is now open for submissions. All graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in any of the University of the Philippine (UP) System’s eight constituent campuses may join the competition. The Awards are sponsored by the UP Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and […]


Pangalawang Tawag para sa mga Kontribusyon| Antolohiya ng Kontemporaneong Panulaang Masiste’t Masayahin

Tatanggap kami ng mga lahok na tula sa Filipino, Ingles, at iba pang pambansang wika na maisasalin/maipasasalin ng maglalahok sa Filipino o Ingles. Bukás ang antolohiya sa mga tula sa mga tradisyonal na anyo, malayang taludturan, at mga anyong eksperimental na mailalathala. Samantalang maaaring magpasa ng hanggang limang tula, tinatayang makapaglalathala ng hanggang dalawang tula lámang kada mapapasámang awtor.


Call for Submissions | The Libulan Queer Anthology of the Southern Philippines – Second Volume

The Libulan Queer Collective, an all-Southern queer writers bloc, now accepts contributions — poems, short stories, flash fiction/flash nonfiction, novel chapters, creative nonfiction, micro-essays, one-act stage plays, short screenplays, and excerpts from full-length stage plays/screenplays — to the second volume of the “Libulan Queer Anthology of the Southern Philippines” (formerly, the Libulan Binisaya Anthology of […]


Second Call | Henry Lee Irwin SJ Chair Creative Writing Workshop 2019 at the Ateneo de Manila University

This year’s Irwin SJ Professorial Chair holder, award-winning playwright Rodolfo “Rody” Vera, will conduct the workshop on March 2, 9, 30, and April 6, 2019.


Mga Natanggap na Fellow ng Ikalawang Pambansang Palihang Multi-Genre ng PUP 2019

Pagbati sa mga natanggap na kalahok para sa Ikalawang Pambansang Palihang Multigenre ng PUP 2019! Mayo 20-24, 2019 | Baler, Aurora Dagli Andyleen C. Feje Kwentong Pambata Ansherina May D. Jazul Scrip na Pampelikula Jeffrey P. Deyto Graphic Literature John Carlos Yapchapco Tula Ryan Cezar Alcarde Ian Derf C. Salvana Nobela Renalene Nerval Dula Evangeline […]


2019 Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Literary Contest now open to UPD students

The contest is named in honor of newly-minted National Artist and UP Professor Emeritus Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio, a champion of both creative writing and children’s theater.


Langgam Performance Troupe Bares Acting Workshop for Ensembles

City of Taguig– The Langgam Performance Troupe (LPT) presents its second acting module offering, Bodies as One, a whole-day physical theater workshop designed specifically for ensemble performances on all Saturdays of February at the LPT headquarters. A contemporary performance company, LPT focuses on producing process-based and practice-as-research works. One of its mission points is to […]


Borlagdan, Padrigon, Basbas Win Children’s Story Writing Contest

“Kan Pinahali Si Tabi Sa Kahadean Kan Ugali” by Jaime Jesus Borlagdan of Tabaco, Albay, “Anino ni Nino” by Peyj Padrigon of Iriga City, and “Kapistahan kan Bulan” by Ofero Basbas of Naga City were declared winners of Kabulig-Bikol’s Usipon Pan-Aki Writing Contest 2019. These three stories were picked selected from among 18 children’s stories […]