Inquirer.net: The Artist Abroad | Playwright Alberto S. Florentino, 1931-2018

By: Luis H. Francia – @inquirerdotnet INQUIRER.net US Bureau   NEW YORK—I heard last month, from the fictionist Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, that the writer Alberto Florentino had passed away in late September. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia, complicated by the fact that he had had Alzheimer’s for some time. At the time of […]


Hasik: Lunsad-Aklat ng mga Pausbong na Manunulat

Apat na aklat ng mga bagong manunulat ng ating henerasyon ang ilulunsad sa 14 Disyembre 2018, Biyernes, 3pm sa Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resource Center (NALLRC), PUP Main Library, Sta. Mesa, Manila. Ang mga aklat na ito ay ang sumusunod: Ilang Bitbit sa Pagsagip sa Sarili ni Rommel Fábros Bonus  Sa koleksiyong ito ng […]


Call for Emerging Writers from the Visayas: The 2019 Cebu Young Writers Studio

  The Libulan Queer Collective, a writers bloc of queer poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights from the southern Philippines, in partnership with YOUTeacH Philippines-Central Visayas and young writers collective Hablon, is now accepting applications to the 2019 Cebu Young Writers Studio to be held on February 2019 in Cebu City. The Cebu Young Writers Studio, […]


Call for Submission: An International Poetry Anthology in English

Magnum Opus An International Poetry Anthology in English  (Submit Your Only One Poem i.e. Master Piece) (It’s simply a waste of time and labour if poem is submitted without reading the complete submission guidelines!) Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2018 (Midnight)  Publication Expected: 2019  Publisher: Authorspress, New Delhi, India  Editor: Dr. Vivekanand Jha   Theme Poem […]


Kult 3 Panawagan para sa mga Kontribusyon: Cultural Studies at Criticism sa Panahon ni Duterte

Ang panahon ni Duterte sa Pilipinas ay panahon ng hangal na pagbabago. Maaaring tingnan ang #ChangeIsComing nito bilang orchestrated na foreshadowing of what is to come. Yun nga lang—ang “change” ay hindi something significant tulad ng mas maalwang buhay, mas masaganang ekonomiya, mas maunlad na Pilipinas kundi ang circus sa/ng pang-araw-araw. Kaagapay ang social media […]


Santiago, Jess

Jesus M. Santiago (aka Jess Santiago) is a freelance book designer, editor and translator. He is married to Lilia Quindoza Santiago, Ph.D., fiction writer, poet and professor of literature at the University of the Philippines. He was musical director of Lino Brocka’s Kapit sa Patalim, Grand Prize winner at the British Film Festival in 1984. His poems and song […]


Pagbangga sa Kahon | Masterclass ni Ricky Lee tungkol sa Pagsulat ng Kwento

Inihahandog ng Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, Tanggapan ng Pangalawang Pangulo para sa Ugnayang Panlabas, Komiteng Pamprograma ng Lekturang Propesoryal, Sentro para sa Malikhaing Pagsulat, Sentro para sa Panitikan at Araling Pangwika at Kagawaran ng Filipinohiya ang: Pagbangga sa Kahon | Masterclass ni Ricky Lee tungkol sa Pagsulat ng Kwento Gaganapin sa Nobyembre 22, 2018, Huwebes, […]


Winners of the 37th National Book Awards announced

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle announced the winners of the 37th National Book Awards (Best Books Published in the Philippines in 2017).


Deadline extended | 2019 UST National Writers Workshop

EXTENDED DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 9, 2018. The Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS) of the University of Santo Tomas is now accepting applications to the 2019 UST National Writers Workshop to be held April 7 to 14, at Ridgewood Residence, Baguio City. Fourteen fellowships will be available to writers 21 years and older. Accepted […]


The Manila Times: Three wordsmiths and their winning works

By Alvin Dacanay Originally published by The Manila Times with the url https://www.manilatimes.net/three-wordsmiths-and-their-winning-works/454637/?fbclid=IwAR0w1jWkG3uzHKrHdwT8Oe-1ZsXJJfTT3jfta4FqAPx76nAMYvBLpGNGwF0 Fifty-four writers won in the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature earlier this month. Of that number, nearly half—26—have won before, clear proof that they continue to fulfill the potential that they showed when they first scored a Palanca, or even […]