Call for Submissions: Payag Habagatan Special Issue on Contemporary Philippine Poetry in Binisaya

Payag Habagatan: New Writings from the South, a countercanonical journal of contemporary literatures from Visayas and Mindanao, is now open for contributions to its Special Issue on Contemporary Philippine Poetry in Binisaya. The issue editors Cindy Velasquez (poetry editor, Dan-ag Literary Journal of Central Visayas) and Ton Daposala (poetry editor, Bulawan Literary Journal of Northern […]


Call for Submissions: Kritika Kultura / ADMU Press First Book Prize (Deadline Extended to Apr. 7, 2018 / Final Call)

Kritika Kultura (KK), in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Press, is now seeking submissions for its first book prize. Gina Apostol, award-winning novelist, will serve as the competition’s inaugural judge. Her achievements include the Juan Laya Prize for the Novel (Philippine National Book Award) for both Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, which also […]


Fellows to the 16th Ateneo National Writers Workshop Announced

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) has selected 12 fellows for the 16th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW), to be held at the Ateneo de Manila University from May 28 to June 1, 2018. ANWW is the flagship project of the Creative Writing Desk of AILAP. Annually, 10 to 16 fellowships are […]


57th UPNWW Lectures: Staying Lit and Legit in the Era of Fake News and Mistranslations of Mythology in Philippine Popular Culture

What is the role of writers in a fake news and post-truth era? How is mythology seen in Philippine pop culture today? These intriguing questions will be discussed by poet and critic Dr. J. Neil Garcia and playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc at the Abraham Sarmiento Hall, UP Baguio, at 1:30 – 4:30 pm on April 4, 2018. […]


Ang Tagasálin Bílang Tuláy ng Karanasan at Kaisipan

Noong Pebrero 8-10, 2018, mapalad akóng nakalahok sa únang Saling Panitik: Palihang Bienvenido Lumbera ng UP Institute of Creative Writing (LIKHAAN) sa University Hotel, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Bílang isáng bágong manunulat sa Filipino at nagsisimulang guro ng malikháing pagsúlat at panitikan, mahalagang matutuhan ko ang pagsasálin sa personál at propesyonal na antas. Bagaman kakauntî […]


First Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarships Awarded

Melissa G. Cabral and Maria Amparo N. Warren were awarded the inaugural Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarships Melissa “Mel” Cabral is a freelance writer, editor, illustrator, graphic designer, and content strategist. She has also worked as an art teacher for students of all ages, as an editorial assistant at the Ateneo de Manila University Press, […]


Imbitasyon para sa Hasaan 6: Pambansang Seminar-Worksyap sa Filipino ng UST

Inaanyayahan ng Departamento ng Filipino ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas ang lahat ng mga guro sa Filipino na dumalo  sa dalawang (2) araw na seminar-workshop na pinamagatang Hasaan 6: Pagtugon sa Hamon ng Nagbabagong Kalakaran sa Edukasyon na gaganapin sa Abril 20 at 21, 2018 sa Gusaling Albertus Magnus. Ang workshop ay nakatuon sa pagsulat […]


Palihang Rogelio Sicat 11 Now Accepting Applications

This year the One Act Play is included among the genre accepted to the Palihang Rogelio Sicat (PRS), now on its 11th year. Applicants can send in any of the following: five poems, two short stories (10-25 pages), two children’s stories (5 – 10pp), five flash fiction, two essays (10 – 25pp), and/or a one […]


UP ICW’s Fourth Interdisciplinary Book Forum to Focus on National Cinema at the Turn of the Century

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing will hold the fourth installment of the Interdisciplinary Book Forum (IBF) this March 15, 2-5pm at the Pavilion 1131, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. The book-in-focus for this iteration is The End of National Cinema: Filipino Film at the Turn of the Century by Prof. Patrick F. Campos. The […]


Call for Submissions to Third Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop Focusing on the Novel

The UP Likhaan: Institute of Creative Writing is now accepting submissions for the third Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop. This year’s focus is on the novel. This refers to an invented prose narrative of considerable length and a certain complexity that deals imaginatively with human experience, usually through a connected sequence of events involving a group […]