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, 1 n.h – 5 n.h., ICTC LAB 1, Phase 2, NALLRC, PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Ito ay libre at bukas sa publiko.



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 who want to have a chance to hone their craft and refine their style. Fellows will be provided housing, a modest stipend, and a subsidy to partially defray costs of their transportation.

To be considered, applicants should submit manuscripts on or before December 3, 2018. (Extension to the deadline will not be made.) All manuscripts should comply with the instructions stated below. (Failure to do so will automatically eliminate their entries).

Applicants for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction fellowships should submit three to four (3-4) entries. Applicants for Poetry fellowships should submit a suite of seven to ten (7-10) poems. Applicants for Drama fellowships should submit at least one (1) One-Act Play. Each fiction, creative nonfiction, or drama manuscript should not be more than 20 pages, double spaced. We encourage you to stay well below the 20 pages. Aside from manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Drama that should be written in English, the Workshop will also be accepting manuscripts for Balak (poetry in Binisaya). Applicants should submit a suite of seven to 10 (7-10) Balak entries with their English translations.

Manuscripts should be submitted in five (5) hard copies. They should be computerized in MS Word, double-spaced, on 8.5 x 11 inches bond paper, with approximately one-inch margin on all sides. Please indicate the category (FICTION, CREATIVE NONFICTION, POETRY, ONE-ACT DRAMA, or BALAK) immediately under the title. The page number must be typed consecutively (e.g., 1 of 30, 2 of 30, and so on) at the center of the bottom margin of each page. The font should be Book Antiqua or Palatino, and the font size should be 12.

The applicant’s real name and address must appear only in the official application form and the certification of originality of works, and must not appear on the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be accompanied by the official application form, a notarized certification of originality of works, and at least one letter of recommendation from a literature professor or an established writer. All requirements must be complete at the time of submission.

Send all applications or requests for information to the Department of English and Literature, attention Assistant Professor Lady Flor Partosa, Workshop Coordinator, 1/F Katipunan Hall, Silliman University, 6200 Dumaguete City. For inquiries, email us at or call 035-422-6002 loc. 350.

Downloads: 58th SUNWW Certification of Originality of Works | 58TH Workshop Recommendation Form | 58th SUNWW Application Form

Announcement reposted from Silliman University website.

PUP Center for Creative Writing

From their website:

Ang Sentro Para Sa Malikhaing Pagsulat, bilang isang bagong opisina, ay itinayo para buhayin at muling palakasin ang kultura ng progresibo, makabayan, at masining na pagsulat na huhubog sa kasanayan ng mga mag-aaral, guro at kawani ng PUP na lumikha ng mga tula, dagli, sanaysay, maikling kwento at iba pang akdang may pundasyon ng disiplinadong pag-aaral at pagsasaliksik at tahasang nagtatampok sa mga isyung pambayan, panlipunan at pangkasaysayan.


Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center

From their website:

Established in 1991, the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) continues to be at the helm of De La Salle University’s effort to preserve the tradition of excellent creative writing and research in the country. It is one with DLSU in the belief that quality writing is best cultivated in the spirit of vital engagement with tradition and innovation—decisive moments in the making of a nation’s literary and cultural heritage.

Founded in honor of the late Filipino-American writer Bienvenido N. Santos, the Center provides programs that serve as venues for the academic community to critically and creatively explore the writing process. At the forefront of this exchange are highly respected and award-winning writers who are invited both from within and outside of DLSU to share the techniques of their craft in workshops, lectures, conferences and literary readings.

The Center keeps abreast with the interplay of the national and international literary environment as it sees itself playing an important role not only in enriching the La Sallian community’s cultural life but the larger community as well. It has actively participated in literary festivals and hosted foreign writers in the interest of learning more about other cultures’ literary traditions and developments. It is also committed to serving the local community’s cultural life through programs and activities that contribute to the dynamic production of Philippine writing.

Its former directors and associates have included illustrious writers such as Cirilo F. Bautista, Buenaventura S. Medina Jr., Clodualdo del Mundo Jr., Isagani R. Cruz, Marjorie Evasco, Malou Jacob, and National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera.


UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies

Founded in September 1999


The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies aims to conserve, enrich and reaffirm the fertile foundation of Thomasian letters by nurturing the proper creative ecology that is meant to contribute to faculty development and excellence in literary and humanistic studies.

The CCWLS is tasked with the promotion of creative writing and literature studies in the university. It draws to itself established writers, most of whom were bred in the university, and nurtures and trains potential writers and literary scholars.

Prof. Emeritus Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Ralph Semino Galan
Deputy Director

Nerisa Del Carmen Guevara
Joselito B. Zulueta
Eros Atalia

Writer Associates

Ms. Anna Nicolas

The Thomasian Writers Guild
Student Affiliate

For more information, see their Facebook page

Edilberto and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center

From their page:

The Silliman University Creative Writing Center believes in the impact and value of literature and creative writing in regional and national development, and puts in utmost importance the work and vision of creative writers. The Center will be named the Edilberto K. Tiempo and Edith L. Tiempo Creative Writing Center (EKT-ELT CWC), in honor of two late outstanding Sillimanians—one of whom is a National Artist for Literature—who are world-renowned for their excellence in the fields of literature and creative writing, as well as for their exemplary commitment to develop the craft of creative writing among generations of Philippine writers through the Silliman University National Writers Workshop, the oldest creative writing workshop in Asia.


Likhaan: The UP Institute of Creative Writing

The UP Board of Regents, in its 908th Meeting on 7 December 1978, approved the proposal for the establishment of the U.P. Creative Writing Center (UP CWC). It was officially established on 1 June 1979. In July 2002, the Board of Regents approved the proposal to change the name of LIKHAAN: The UP Creative Writing Center to UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW).

1. To stimulate writers from all parts of the Philippines to create and contribute to national cultural development; and
2. To assert the leadership of the UP in creative writing and, at the same time, to recognize the assistance of the University to the government in the formation of policies and programs related to the development of culture, particularly of creative writing.

Likhaan: The UP Institute of Creative Writing has lived up to its role and mandate to the hilt, and has become known for its major outreach programs the benefits of which had their unquantifiable multiplier effects. Its major outreach programs are the following: 1) the National Writers Workshop, 2) the CWC Fellows Program (for National and Local Fellows) which was downscaed to the National Fellows Program; 3) The ICW Panayam Series, formerly called The Living Voice in Conversation Series (a lecture series involving not only the National and Local Fellows, but also other select writers, including foreigners); 4) Philippine Writers Series, now known as the Likhaan Journal Series, a publication program in coordination with the UP Press, for books written by the ICW staff, its National & Local Fellows, and writers who pass its rigorous screening standards.

Under its Publication Program, the ICW put out the best of Philippine writing, from 1995 to 2003, in eleven anthologies – The Likhaan Book of Poetry, Fiction (1995,1996,1997 and 1998), Ang Aklat Likhaan ng Tula at Maikling Kuwento(1995,1996,1997,1998), The Likhaan Book of Criticism, The Likhaan Book of Drama and Ang Aklat Likhaan ng Dula 1997-2003 – edited by the Associates and Resident Fellows.

As an institute, the ICW is taking a more aggressive and vigorous stance in pursuing its mandate. For example, the ICW introduced the “new” UP National Writers Workshop for advanced writers in 2006. The ICW also made a giant step by presenting the LIKHAAN: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. The Likhaan Journal serves as the definitive local publication Filipino writers aspire to be published in. The ICW also launched, the portal to Philippine literature, a comprehensive and non-centric gateway to the country’s literature in Filipino, English, and regional languages. It also documents the ever-changing landscape of the Filipino literary community online.

Together with the UMPIL and Filipinas Institute of Translation, Inc, the ICW launched a poetry contest through texting: Textanaga, Dalitext, Textsawikain, and Textula Pinoy.

In recognition of our National Artists for Literature, the ICW launched the Pagpupugay sa Pambansang Alagad ng Sining sa Panitikan as part of National Arts Month. Pagpupugay is on its second year of promoting literature through lectures and performances held throughout the country.

It also has other ongoing activities like the Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award, Likhaan Foundation Scholarship, the Francisco Arcellana Scholarship in Creative Writing, and the UP Writers Night.

In celebration of 100 years of the University of the Philippines, the ICW has recently awarded the Gawad Likhaan: The UP Centennial Literary Prize to five writers.

Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices

From their website:

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) offers yearly fellowships in creative writing for young writers across the nation. Its writing workshops cater to aspiring writers, presenting them with the fundamentals of writing as craft, art, and philosophical engagement so that they can enter the mainstream of Philippine Literature with a sense of responsibility that adds depth and direction to national cultural practices. More importantly, AILAP integrates the intellectual mainstreams of the Ateneo education to inspire individual writers in pursuing projects that are relevant to the history of ideas and the cultural traditions of the country.