UPRHS Literary Zines 2018

Pagpapakilala sa Proyekto ng UP Rural Senior High School

Bawat semestre ay pag-eeksperimento sa mga bagong mukhang tinuturuan sa Malikhaing Pagsulat. Batambata pa ang kurso kasabay ng pagpapatupad ng programang K-12 at ng Senior High School. Kaya hanggang ngayon, nangangapa pa ang guro kung paano ituturo ang kakayahan at gayundin naman ang mga mag-aaral sa kung paano matututunan ang kakayahan. sa Patuloy na paghahanap ng mga guro at mga mag-aaral sa kaliwanagan sa gitna ng chaos ng bagong sistema.

May mga panahong nawawalan na rin ng pag-asa kung paano maitatanim sa isip ng mga mag- aaral ang binhi ng kahalagahan ng sining, ng pagsulat, sa kamulatan nila sa kanilang paligid at sa sarili. Subalit, madalas, dulot na rin ng napakaraming intindihin, ang guro ay hindi rin nababasa ng husto ang husay ng mag-aaral. Minamaliit at tinitingnan na mas mababa sa nagtuturo kaya napagkakaitan ng oportunidad upang maipakita ang kanilang galing.

Sa huli, napagtanto ko rin na hindi pinagkaitan ng talento ang mga mag-aaral sa kabila ng mahigpit na kurikulum tutok sa agham at matematika. Kayang lumaban ng binhi basta’t mabibigyan lamang ng tamang avenue at pagkakataon. Narito ang bunga ng umusbong na mga punla.

Prof. Cris Lanzaderas

 

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 their studies. The scholarship is meant to help students with the completion of their thesis over the prescribed one year-period (two academic semesters).

The Likhaan Foundation Scholarship will grant to the successful applicants Php 20,000 during the thesis proposal semester and PhP30,000 during the final thesis defense semester.

The qualified applicants must submit a referral letter from one of their professors, verifying their abilities in the field, and, most of all, their determination to finish their degree. Each applicant will be evaluated on the basis of their literary merit and financial need. The scholar must submit a report of completion at the end of every semester.

If they fail to finish the requirements during the prescribed semester, they must write a letter of explanation to the donor (the Likhaan Foundation) and the Director of the UP Institute of Creative Writing, Dr. Roland B. Tolentino. The request to renew/extend the scholarship shall be deliberated upon by both parties.

The applicant cannot re-apply for the scholarship once the UP ICW and the Likhaan Foundation has found his/her situation not on a par with the qualities of a scholar. The Likhaan Foundation can revoke the support once the student fails to meet the standards set by the scholarship policy.

Interested students should submit their applications to the Institute of Creative Writing, Room 3200, Pavilion III, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. Look for Ronnie or Glo.

Speculative fiction collection in Filipino to be discussed in upcoming UP ICW Book Forum

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing will hold the fifth installment of the Interdisciplinary Book Forum (IBF) this October 5, 2018, 2:30 to 4:00 pm at the Pavilion 1131, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. The book-in-focus for this iteration is Sapantaha: Kalipunan ng mga Maikling Kwentong Spekulatibo at Imahinatibo, edited by Luna Sicat Cleto and Rolando B. Tolentino (UP Press, 2017).

“Tinutukoy ng “sapantaha” ang anumang hula, akala, o hinala. Kapag inilangkap sa sining ng pagkukuwento, ang ibinubunga’y pagsasakatawan din ng bisyon ng nakaraan, kasalukuyan, at hinaharap, na hindi kinakailangang nakasalansan sa nakasanayan. Tinipon ng mga editor ang mga kontemporaneong kuwento sa Sapantaha sa hangaring hagipin ang kasalukuyang imahinasyon ng mga Pilipino. Maaaring tingnan ang koleksiyon bilang tinipong mga mito, mga piniga’t pinarikit na mga karanasang tumutugis sa nakasanayang pagpapatotoo at pagkatotoo. Kumikilos ang mga tauhan na wari bang naghahanap at, panaka-naka, natutukoy nila ang halaga ng mga nawala at epekto nito sa kanilang kawalan. Bilang simulain ng kuwento, binabadya rin ng Sapantaha ang pagbasag sa lente ng realismo, na lagi’t laging ang nakikita, nasasalat, at nadarama’y hindi lamang ang nakatakda, hindi lamang ang ikinukuwento.”

The panel of discussants for this installment of the IBF will be composed of Dr. J. Pilapil Jacobo (School of Humanities, Ateneo De Manila University), Prof. Timothy F. Ong (College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman), Prof. Cris R. Lanzaderas (UP Rural High School, UP Los Baños) and Prof. Liberty A. Notarte-Balanquit (College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Baños). UP ICW Fellow and DFPP Chairman Prof. Vladimeir B. Gonzales will serve as the moderator. The discussants will share their thoughts about the book, particularly as it relates to the nature and context of their respective disciplines.

The IBF is held once every semester and constitutes a vital component of the UP Likhaan’s Literature for Social Development. With this Forum, the Likhaan, in cooperation with the UP Press, seeks to provide an academic venue in which to realize the imperative for dialogue and intellectual engagement across the various disciplines, which of course speaks directly to the EIDR’s core agenda. Being the center for the study and development of creative and to a certain extent critical writing in the UP System, the Likhaan is in a unique position to carry out such an important academic mission.

Admission to the IBF is free. For inquiries, contact the UP Likhaan via 981-8500 loc. 2117 or email uplikhaan@gmail.com.

1st Philippine LGBTQ Writers Workshop Fellows Announced

Ten emerging LGBTQ poets have been chosen as fellows of the first national creative writing workshop devoted to Philippine LGBTQ poetry. They are Mariel Alonzo (English), Marvin Aquino (Bikol), King V. Llanza (English), Alfonso Manalastas (English), Michael Thomas Nelmida (Filipino), Jose Luis Pablo (English), Steno Padilla (Filipino), TD Shaw (English), Paolo Sumayao (Bikol), and Macky Torrechilla (Kinaray-a).

The workshop, which will be held on 23-27 July 2018 at the University Hotel in the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), is jointly sponsored by the UP and Goldsmiths University of London. It is a part of the international research and arts consortium called GlobalGRACE: Global Gender and Cultures of Equality. GlobalGRACE is funded by the Research Council UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund.

A panel of established LGBTQ poets, led by workshop director Dr. Romulo P. Baquiran, Jr. of UPD, will facilitate the workshop. Joining him are Dr. Ronald Baytan of De La Salle University (DLSU), who will give keynote address; Prof. Shane Carreon of UP Cebu (via Skype from Binghampton University, New York); Dr. Eugene Evasco of UPD; Prof. Nerisa del Carmen Guevara of the University of Santo Tomas (UST); and Dr. John Iremil Teodoro of DLSU. Prof. J. Neil C. Garcia, the project coordinator of the Philippine component of GlobalGrace, will also be in the panel.

This poetry workshop is the first in an annual series of LGBTQ creative writing workshops. Succeeding workshops will be devoted to the writing of LGBTQ fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama. These workshops are an affiliate activity of the Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing.

Fellows to the 3rd ALBWW Announced

LIKHAAN: The Up Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) announces its 12 fellows for the 3rd Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (ALBWW), which will be held on July 11-15, 2018 at the University Hotel, UP Diliman. With Charlson Ong at the helm as Workshop Director, the UP ICW has selected five works in Filipino and seven works in English.

The 2018 ALBWW fellows for Filipino are Rommel Bonus, Danilo Ellamil Jr., Boon Kristoffer Lauw, Erik Pingol, and Eric John Villena. The fellows for English are Ernest Jean Angeles, Angeli Dumatol, Jane Kharen Mariano, Katrina Martin, Lukas Miguel Santiago, Pichai Theamtusana, and Angela Velasco.

This year’s ALBWW focuses on Novel and Nobela projects, with prominent writers such as Dr. Genevieve Asenjo, Glenn Diaz, Ramon Guillermo, Jun Cruz Reyes, and Krip Yuson serving as panelists and teaching staff, along with Dr. Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo coming in as a guest panelist.

Aside from craft lectures which will be given by some of the panelists, there will also be lectures coming from publishers who will share some of their insights, on what they are looking for in a manuscript. All of these lectures will be streamed live on UP ICW’s Facebook page.

The ALBWW complements the annual UP National Writers Workshop, which has grown to accommodate writers in mid-career.

Alnag-Libro 2018: Revolusionario a Dandaniw iti Ayat, Biag, & Lengguahe

The public is cordially invited to a back-to-back book launching of bilingual poetry titles by Dr. Sonja Chan and Dr. Aurelio Agcaoili on 25 June 2018, 06:00-08:00 p.m. at Mt Cloud Bookshop, Casa Vallejo, Baguio City.
Dr. Chan has recently served as Professorial Lecturer in Foreign Languages at the Department of Language, Literature and the Arts of the College of Arts and Communication, University of the Philippines Baguio.
Dr. Agcaoili had been appointed twice (in 2015 and in 2018) as U.P. Visiting Professor with the College of Arts and Communication in UP Baguio.

Call for contributions to UP ICW’s special commemorative anthology, 40@40

The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is issuing a special call for submissions to 40@40, a commemorative issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. The anthology will be released in time for the Institute’s ruby anniversary in December 2018.

The ICW began in 1978 as the UP Creative Writing Center, and will be celebrating a 40-year legacy of excellence and leadership in creative writing and national cultural development. 40@40 will showcase 40 new, unpublished works from a roster of writers closely affiliated with the institution, namely the ICW’s fellows, associates, advisers, awardees, and the alumni of the UP National Writers’ Workshops.

UP Vice President for Public Affairs and former ICW Director Jose Y. Dalisay Jr. will serve as the anthology’s editor. ICW Fellows Professor Emeritus Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo and Jun Cruz Reyes will serve as co-editors for English and Filipino, respectively.

The guidelines for submission are as follows:

  1. 40@40will accept submissions of no more than 10,000 words in the following genres, in both English and Filipino:

1 short story or novel excerpt;
1-3 poems;
1 literary or personal essay (memoirs, profiles, etc.)
1 short play or play excerpt.

  1. All submissions must be encoded in 12 points Times Roman, New York, Palatino, Book Antiqua, Cambria or similar fonts.
  2. All submissions must be original and previously unpublished (not even online). Contributors should submit work in the genre and language that have been best known for. Only one submission may be made per person.
  3. All submissions must be accompanied by a biographical sketch of no more than 200 words. Please indicate your present or previous affiliation with the ICW—fellow, associate, adviser, workshop fellow, or awardee.
  4. Submissions must be sent exclusively via email to likhaan.40on40@gmail.com.
  5. Please use the following subject line and filename format in the email: [Language], [Genre], [Title], [Author’s Last Name]. For example: English, Fiction, “The Life,” Aquino. The attachment should either be a .DOC, .DOCX or .RTF file.
  6. All submissions should be received by email no later than July 31, 2018, 5:00 pm. No late submissions will be entertained, except for extraordinary reasons.
  7. The editors will select the best 40 submissions which, in their opinion, best reflect the growth and the achievements of Philippine literature over the past 40 years.
  8. Writers whose work will be accepted for publication will receive an honorarium and a copy of the anthology.
  9. The editors reserve the right to edit any and all materials accepted for publication.

 

Previous issues of the Likhaan Journal are available for download as PDF files at http://journals.upd.edu.ph and http://panitikan.ph. Please direct any and all inquiries to the managing editor, Pipay Warren, at likhaan.40on40@gmail.com.

Kritika Kultura Launches Double Issue (nos. 30/31)

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, launches its double issue (30/31) on June 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at CTC 413, Ateneo de Manila University.  The launch, followed by a simple reception, is open to the public.

KK 30/31 features essays by Danica Čerče on the politics of John Steinbeck’s literary reputation in Slovenia; Jimmyn Parc and Nobuko Kawashima on the contrasting business strategies of J-pop and K-pop; and Xavier Ortells-Nicolau on Juan Mencarini and Amateur Photography in Fin-de-siècle China.

On the publication of KK 30/31, the Kolum Kritika section features messages from the journal’s international board of editors. The messages are from Jan Baetens, Joel David, Regenia Gagnier, Inderpal Grewal, Peter Horn, David Lloyd, Bienvenido Lumbera, Rajeev S. Patke, Vicente L. Rafael, E. San Juan, Jr. and Antony Tatlow.

The Forum Kritika on Radical Cultural Responses to Crises in Urban Democracy is guest edited by Victor Merriman and Niamh Malone. The section features an introduction to the essays by Merriman. Essays in the forum are: Stephe Harrop’s “Provocation: Athens, a Work-in-Progress”; Malcolm Miles’s “Disobedient Cultures: Art, Politics and Resurgent Hope”; Alan Read’s “We the Divided: Partitions of Performance in the Ceramic State”; Paula Currie’s “Towards a Democratic Theater: How Working-Class Communities are Excluded from Mainstream Arts and Culture”; Michael Pante and Leo Angelo Nery’s “Transforming Theater for the Oppressed: Community Theater as Urban Poor Discourse in Sining Kadamay’s Gapok”; Jennifer Verson’s “Migrant Artists’ Mutual Aid: A Short History in Images”; Gary Anderson and Lena Semic’s “Democracy Is Not Possible Here: A Private Argument in Public”; and Niamh Malone’s “Culture as Contradiction in Urban Regeneration: Sanitization, Commodification and Critical Resistance in Liverpool One.”

The Forum Kritika on Critical Crossings: Hybridity’s Fissures and Ruptures is guest edited by Maria Luisa Torres Reyes. The section features an introduction by Reyes. Essays in the forum are Jinhyoung Lee’s “Im Hwa, Hybridity, and the Anti-Colonial Politics of Modern Korean Literature,” Paulus Sarwoto’s “The Construction of Modernity in Pre-independent Indonesia and its Ensuing Manifestation in Critical Discourse and Literary Theory”; Yang Ke’s “Cultural Capital and The Tale of Two Lu Xuns”; Joyce Arriola’s “Pelikulang Komiks: Toward a Theory of Filipino Film Adaptation”; and Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao’s “Reading Carlos Bulosan / Documenting the Filipino Diaspora.”

The Forum Kritika on Nick Joaquin Now: Texts, Contexts and Approches is guest edited byGary Devilles and Jocelyn Martin. The section features an introduction by Devilles and Martin. Essays in the forum are Marie Rose Arong’s “Temporality in Nick Joaquin’s The Woman Who Had Two Navels”; Tyra Delos Reyes and Xavier Selman’s “The Female Monster: The Pre-Catholic Manifestation as a Response to Modern Anxiety in Selected Stories by Nick Joaquin”; Ivan Emil Labayne’s “Bedeviling Quijano De Manila’s Discourses of the Devil’s Advocate and the Openness of Historical Interpretation”; and Miguel Antonio Lizada’s “When She Started Acting Queer: A Queer Gothic Reading of Nick Joaquin’s The Woman Who Had Two Navels.”

The Monograph Section features Arbeen Acuña’s discussion of the term “ilustraxon” to describe the operation of meaning-making in “komix” while the Literary Section features poetry by Ned Parfan.

Kritika Kultura is acknowledged by a host of Asian and Asian American Studies libraries and scholarly networks, and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Clarivate), Scopus, EBSCO, and the Directory of Open Access Journals. For inquiries about submission guidelines and future events, visit http://journals.ateneo.edu/ojs/kk or email kk.soh@ateneo.edu.

Itinatampok ng Kritika Kultura Reading Series ang Balangay Productions

Inihahandog ng Kritika Kultura—kasama ng Department of Fine Arts and Kagawaran ng Filipino (AdMU)—ang isang panayam ng mga patnugot at manunulat ng Balangay Productions, isang palimbagang nagsusulong ng alternatibong paraan ng paggawa at paglimbag ng aklat. Ang mga tagapagsalita ay sina Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles, Maricristh Tuando Magaling, Ime Morales, Beverly Siy, RM Topacio-Aplaon, at Ronald Verzo. Magkakaroon rin ng pagtatanghal ng mga kasapi ng Lunduyan ng mga Bulakenyong Artista’t Manunulat (LAMBAT), at ang paglunsad ng At Night We Are Dancers ni RM Topacio-Aplaon at Lola Ora ni Princess Erika Solitario. Ang panayam ay sa Miyerkules, ika-13 ng Hunyo 2018, mula 5:00 p.m. hanggang 7:00 p.m., sa SEC B 201A, Ateneo de Manila University. Ang panayam ay bukas sa lahat.

 

Tungkol sa panayam

Ang Balangay Productions ng mag-asawang manunulat na Bebang Siy at Ronald Verzo ay isinilang dahil sa ilang puwang na nakita ng dalawa sa produksiyon ng panitikan. Dahil na rin sa araw-araw na pakikisalamuha sa mga manunulat at komunidad nito, nagdesisyon ang dalawa na gamitin ang Balangay Productions para makatulong na mabago ang ilang practices na di patas, at magkaroon ng alternatibong paraan para gumawa at maglimbag ng aklat.

Sa panayam na ito, maririnig ang mga pinanggalingan at pangangailangan na ito, gayundin ang mga pangarap ng Balangay para sa mga manunulat at komunidad. Matutunghayan natin kung paano nakikipagtulungan ang Balangay sa buong proseso, mula sa pagsusulat, pagsasaaklat, pagpapalimbag hanggang sa pagpapayaman ng silid-aklatan.

Tampok din sa panayam ang Lunduyan ng mga Bulakenyong Artista’t Manunulat (LAMBAT) na kakatawanin ni Maricristh T. Magaling, at sina RM Topacio-Aplaon, Ime Morales, at Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles. Tatalakayin nila ang kanilang mga aklat sa Balangay at ang naging proseso sa paggawa at paglilimbag nito.

May mga pagtatanghal din mula kay Jesus Calvario, at mula sa kasapi ng LAMBAT, kabilang sina Julius Gregorio, Michael Angelo Santos, Jaime Villafuerte, Margaux Gavieres, Mary Deane Camua, Israel Saguinsin, Jenina Reyes, Jasmin Joy Reyes, Princess Erika Solitario, Adela Corazon Silva, Jeniña dela Cruz. Ilulunsad din ang ilang bagong aklat ng Balangay at dadaluhan ng ilan pang manunulat na nagpalimbag na sa Balangay.

Ang panayam ay libre at bukas sa publiko. Inaanyayahan din ang mga guro at estudyante ng panitikan, malikhaing pagsulat, asignaturang Ingles, Filipino, Komunikasyon, at Contemporary Arts.

 

Tungkol sa mga tagapagsalita

Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles is the author of 17 books of poetry in Filipino including Kurap sa Ilalim (DLSU Publishing House, 2016) and Pesoa (Balangay Books, 2014), both finalist for the National Book Award in 2015 and 2017. His volume of selected poems from 2002 to 2014, Ang Iyong Buhay ay Laging Mabibigo, was published by Ateneo de Naga University Publishing House in 2016. In 2017, Talik (Balangay Books), the first book in his Talik Trilogy, was released. A recipient of multiple national awards including Maningning Miclat Award for Poetry and Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Arguelles has also received fellowships from UP National Writers Workshop (2000 and 2012) and Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism (2016). He is co-editor of the online journal hal., works as a book editor and translator, and teaches literature and creative writing at the De La Salle University—Manila where he also pursues doctoral studies. Translations in English of his poems by Kristine Ong Muslim have been published or are forthcoming in a number of international publications such as Circumference: Poetry in Translation, Construction Magazine, The Cossack Review, The Adirondack Review, The Missing Slate, and Asymptote. A full-length CD album of his poems set into music titled Namamatay ang mga Nagmamahal will be released in March 2018.

Tubong Bulakan, Bulacan, si Maricristh Tuando Magaling ay gradweyt ng MA Araling Pilipino sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas. Kasalukuyan siyang nagtuturo sa programang BA Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Bulacan State University. Naging fellow sa tula sa pambansang palihan ng Ateneo at UP. Nalathala na ang ilan niyang mga akda sa Anvil, Ateneo Press, Cultural Center of the Philippines, UP at PUP Press at sa iba pang publikasyon. Miyembro siya ng Lunduyan ng Bulakenyong Artista’t Manunulat (LAMBAT). Bago mapunta sa akademya ay naging risertser din ng isang non-government organization at nanaliksik hinggil sa kalagayan ng mga manggagawa sa garments, engklabo, call centers, at sa multinasyunal na korporasyong agrikultural sa Mindanao.

Si Ime Morales ay nagsusulat ng tula sa Ingles, at paminsan-minsan ay nagsusulat din ng akda para sa mga bata. Ang kanyang librong Why Mandaya Teens Have Sharp, Black Teeth ng Balangay Productions ay ipinanganak sa loob ng klasrum sa UP Diliman noong tinatapos niya ang kanyang Master’s Degree sa Creative Writing. Lumipas ang mahigit sampung taon bago ito nailimbag. Sa kasalukuyan, si Ime ay bahagi ng Commission on Higher Education bilang isang konsultant na nagtataguyod ng kampanya tungkol sa libreng edukasyon sa bansa sa darating na pasukan. Siya ang nagtatag ng Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines at ng maliit na grupo ng mga manunulat na kilala bilang FLOW. Si Ime ay nagba-blog sa yinyangnotebook.wordpress.com

 

Si Beverly Siy ay isang manunulat, tagasalin at copyright advocate. Nagtapos siya ng BA Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Filipino sa UP Diliman bilang cum laude. Aktibo si Bebang sa larangan ng publishing. Isa siya sa mga Book Champion at Intellectual Property Ambassador ng ating bansa noong 2015. Dalawa sa kanyang mga aklat ay naging finalist sa National Book Awards para sa mga kategoryang Sanaysay at Antolohiya. Ang kanyang It’s A Mens World ay nagkamit ng Filipino Readers Choice Award noong 2012 para sa kategoryang Sanaysay. Siya ay nakatira sa Quezon City kasama ang kanyang asawa at dalawang anak. Puntahan ang kanyang blog na babe-ang.blogspot.com para sa latest writing tips. Maaari din siyang makontak sa beverlysiy@gmail.com

 

RM Topacio-Aplaon is a novelist from Imus, Cavite. He has written a handful of novels on his hometown, among which is Lila ang Kulay ng Pamamaalam (published by the University of the Philippines Press in 2015) and Alguien ya contó las horas (published by Balangay Press in 2018). He is also a painter and an amateur musician.

 

Ronald Verzo grew up in Sta. Mesa, Manila and studied in San Beda College. He moved to Bacoor, Cavite where he eventually co-founded the Cavite Young Writers Association (CYWA) and was its president for seven years. There he labored on works focusing on the development and study of local literature in the province. This linked him to similar efforts of groups in other provinces. He is the editor of CYWA’s Lita: Poems on Women, which won the Filipino Reader’s Choice Awards 2013. He also published several anthologies from local writers through Balangay Productions, a multimedia company and independent press he co-directs with Beverly Siy.

 

Tungkol sa Kritika Kultura

Kasama ang Kritika Kultura sa ilang mga indise gaya ng MLA International Bibliography, Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Clarivate), Scopus, EBSCO, and the Directory of Open Access Journals. Kilala ang Kritika Kultura sa ilang mga network ng mga dalubhasa ng literary, language, and cultural studies sa Asya, America, at Europa. Dalawin ang http://journals.ateneo.edu/ojs/kk/ o sumulat sa kk.soh@ateneo.edu kung may tanong hinggil sa pagsumite at sa mga susunod pang mga panayam.

68th Palanca Awards issues last call for entries

Calling all writers and aspiring Palanca awardees! With the deadline of submission set on 31 May 2018 until 6pm ONLY, participants are highly encouraged to send in their entries now.

Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your entries to the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. As a reminder, you may submit only one entry per category. This year’s Palanca Awards is accepting entries for 20 categories:

·         English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play;

·         Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula;

·         Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano;

·         Kabataan Division – Kabataan Essay and Kabataan Sanaysay

o   Kabataan Essay: “How will you encourage the Filipino youth to read more books?”

o   Kabataan Sanaysay: “Paano mo hihikayatin ang mga kabataang Pilipino na magbasa pa ng mga aklat?”

Entries may be submitted directly or by mail or courier to the Palanca Foundation office at Ground Floor, Greenbelt Excelsior Bldg., 105 C. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Winners will be honored in a special ceremony later this year.

For more information, visit the website www.palancaawards.com.ph or contact cpmawards@gmail.com / (632) 843-8277. Look for Ms. Leslie Layoso.