Paanyaya sa Lunsad-Aklat ng “Flight 143: Mga Tula ng Pag-ibig at Paglipad”

Inaanyayahan ang lahat na dumalo sa lunsad-aklat ng librong “Flight 143: Mga Tula ng Pag-ibig at Paglipad” na gaganapin sa ika-23 ng Disyembre, 2018, mula ika-6:30 hanggang ika-9:30 ng gabi. Ang lugar ng aktibidad ay sa Mutya ng Pasig Revolving Tower Penthouse (Market Avenue, Pasig City).

Magkakaroon ng mga pagtalakay sa kani-kanilang malikhaing proseso ng paglikha at pagbasa ng mga tula ang mga manunulat na sina Gerome Nicolas Dela Peña, Danim Majerano, Luiz John Taoc, at Ernesto Deato, Jr. May mga natatanging bilang din na magmumula sa ilang mga manunulat at mang-aawit para sa aktibidad na ito ang dapat na abangan.

Ang librong Flight 143: Mga Tula ng Pag-ibig at Paglipad ay nagkakahalaga ng ₱200.00 bilang launch price para sa mga makadadalo at makabibili ng aklat sa mismong araw ng paglulunsad nito. Matapos ang nasabing araw, magiging ₱275.00 naman ang regular price ng libro.

Upang makapagpareserba ng slot sa mismong paglulunsad, tumawag o mag-text lamang kay G. Gerome Nicolas Dela Peña sa numerong 09466438681 o kay Prof. Danim Majerano sa numerong 09567996265. Maaari rin silang kontakin sa kanilang Facebook accounts.

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.

 

 

Pundok Katitikan: Conversations about Creative Writing

The UP Cebu Creative Writing Program invites everyone to “Pundok Katitikan: Conversations about Creative Writing” on October 24, 2018, Wednesday, 5-8pm, at the Jose Joya Gallery.

It will feature distinguished Cebuano literary writers Josua S. Cabrera, Erik E. Tuban, Johanna Michelle Lim, and Karla Quimsing-Sinson.

Kumustahan 2018: Creative Writing in the Philippines Today

The Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing will be holding “Kumustahan 2018: Creative Writing in the Philippines Today,” a seminar-workshop, from October 21 to 25, at One Tagaytay Place.

The event gathers together Likhaan fellows as well as guest writers working in the major languages. They will take stock of the creative writing situation in the country, which encompasses all forms of literate creativity and practices, some of which may not have solidified into genres yet. The rubric of creative writing betokens a form of openness but also a recognition of the instructional and institutional reality that creative writing subjects and programs already exist in the Philippines, and are generating their own cultural effects, including the emergence of creative cultures and communities.

Reports on the situation of creative writing across the country—production, reception, strengths, weaknesses, instruction, influences, styles, trends, themes, challenges, opportunities, etc.—will be given by the invited guests, who will also share their notes and reflections on their own creative writing practices, situating them within their respective writing communities. These reports will be the starting point for a series of friendly conversations around the following themes: workshopping the workshop; expanding the community; the new media; and trends and prospects.

As an extension work activity, the Kumustahan participants will make a trip to UP Los Baños on the morning of October 24, and give literary readings from their latest works.  The venue and time of these readings  is WEP Lecture Hall (formerly CPC Lecture Hall) from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The readings will be open to the public and admission is free.

The invited guests for Kumustahan 2018 are the following: Vim Yapan, Januar Yap, John Iremil Teodoro, Linda Bulong, Juliet Mallari, German Gervacio, Santiago Villafania, Merlie Alunan (to be represented by Michael Carlo Villas), Ned Parfan and Chuckberry Pascual. Joining them in giving reports on the the anglophone and Filipino creative writing scenes are Likhaan fellows Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo and Jun Cruz Reyes.

The other fellows and associates from the Likhaan who will take part in Kumustahan are National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera, Gemino Abad, Jose Dalisay Jr., Roland Tolentino, Vim Nadera Jr., Luna Sicat-Cleto, Vladimeir Gonzales, Francis Quina, Eugene Evasco and Anna Sanchez.

Romulo Baquiran, Jr. and J. Neil C. Garcia are co-directors of Kumustahan 2018.

Gémino H. Abad Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Literature

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing held the first Gémino H. Abad Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Literature on September 20-22 at the University Hotel, UP Diliman. The workshop was open to junior and senior high school teachers in the K-12 curriculum from all over the country. Of the sixty-three (63) applicants, fifty-four (54) were accepted and forty-six (46) attended.

For this year, Gémino H. Abad was our workshop director together with selected panelists Alfred A. Yuson for Fiction, Susan S. Lara for Creative Non-Fiction, Mookie Lacuesta-Katigbak for Poetry, and Floy Quintos for Drama. The three-day workshop consisted of lectures, open forums, breakout sessions, and a UP tour.

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.

Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Sarita Echavez See

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University—in cooperation with the Fine Arts Department (AdMU), Ateneo Art Gallery, UNITAS (UST), and Ateneo de Manila University Press—will host a lecture by Sarita Echavez See. The lecture—titled “The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum” is on Sept. 25, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., at the Ben Chan ArtSuite, 2/f Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University. The event is open to the public.

About the lecture

Sarita Echavez See discusses works by the feminist Filipina American artist Stephanie Syjuco that deliberately ape, ironize and subvert the American imperial museum’s accumulative practices, what the cultural theorist Allan Isaac has called “acts of assimilation gone awry.” Syjuco’s oeuvre savvily critiques the act of acquiring the Philippines and collecting and displaying the Filipino both in the world of the art museum and the world of the anthropological museum. Exemplified by her multimedia installation “RAIDERS: International Booty, Bountiful Harvest (Selections from the Collection of the A____ A__ M_____),” Syjuco asks us to revisit the efficacy of the politics of a mimetic aesthetic when it is deployed as a critique of the accumulative tendencies of the imperial museum. See’s lecture draws on her new book The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum (Ateneo de Manila University Press). The book argues that we must understand the idea of the Filipino primitive in the American museum and archive as part of the history of the American conquest and colonization of the Philippines. Moreover, while Karl Marx’s concept of primitive accumulation usually is conceived of as an economic process of land and labor expropriation, this interdisciplinary study departs from Marxian theory in order to argue that the accumulation of the racial primitive—the barbarian, the uncivilized, the savage—in imperial museum collections also must be understood as an epistemological and aesthetic phenomenon. 

About the lecturer

Sarita Echavez See is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California Riverside. Her research and teaching interests range across the interdisciplines of postcolonial studies, critical race studies, and minoritized cultural production. She is the author of the monographs The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and Performance and The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation, Resistance and the American Museum. She was one of the core organizers of the 2011 conference “Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide” at UC Riverside, and she was a member of the editorial collective for the anthology Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader. She now is at work on a book project on visual culture methods and methodology.

About Kritika Kultura

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, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP). For inquiries about submission guidelines and future events, visit http://journals.ateneo.edu/ojs/kk or email kk.soh@ateneo.edu.

Talk Hang | Tambay, kwentuhan, at ‘batuhan ng salita’ tungkol sa nagbabagong mukha ng pasismo

CAL Bahaginan Lecture Series
September 10, 2018
1:30-4:30 PM
Vargas Museum, UP Diliman

In this two-part talk, we focus on the power of data and the need for collaboration across different fields in beginning to understand, resist, and respond to the ongoing Philippine Drug War. To be specific, we share the recent collaborative work we did on the machinery behind the drug war. We aim to highlight the potential contribution of traversing and transcending the boundaries of research and performance as we look for new avenues of speaking, critique, and resistance amidst recent intimations of dictatorialism in the country.

Part 1—Lecture: Focusing on the power of data, the lecture tackles the importance of evidence-based activism, particularly in the time of Duterte and the drug war. To be specific, it talks about the importance of conveying the truth and engaging various audience by going beyond the usual forms of communication. We will share the case study on the role of the barangay in the drug war and the tokhang mixtape project.

Part 2—Performance: The need for collaboration that discusses how the arts doesn’t exist in a vacuum and how data is important in the arts. This stems from the premise that the problem (i.e. drug war) is huge and demands a dynamic response. Further, there is a historical need to explore new forms of resistance.

Profile of Speakers/Artists:

Abbey Pangilinan worked in the Department of Social Welfare and Development from 2010-2016. From 2013-2016, she served as the National Deputy Program Manager for Operations of the Philippine Conditional Cash Transfer Program (Pantawid Pamilya). Prior to working in DSWD, she has worked in the legislature and the private sector. Abbey finished her BA in Political Science and MA in Urban and Regional Planning from UP Diliman. She completed her MSc in Urbanisation and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mixkaela Villalon. A writer of short stories, plays, and screenplays. Her work has been published in several local literary anthologies. Her play Streetlight Manifesto has been staged both in the Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, as well as the hotINK Theater Festival of the TISCH Performing Art School of New York University in New York, USA. Her first full-length play and musical, 3 Stars and a Sun, featuring the music of Francis Magalona, enjoyed a full run at the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and won Best Original Libretto in the 2016 Gawad Buhay, Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts. Some of her film and TV writing credits include the social media documentary Beastmode which she wrote for and is sponsored by the TriBeCa Film Fest and screened at the 2018 Cinemalaya, and the short animated film Kwentong Makulay which was nominated in the DigiCon Animation and Movie Awards in Japan.

Ica Fernandez works on the intersections of spatial planning, culture, armed conflict, land, and decentralization. She has spent the last eight years specializing in development programs for conflict- affected areas, serving in the Philippine government and consulting for international development organizations, including the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, The British Council, and The Asia Foundation. Ica holds degrees in urban and regional planning and land economy from the University of the Philippines and the University of Cambridge.

BLKD

A graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman, BLKD is an activist, rapper, and battle emcee. He gained popularity through Fliptop rap battles and made a mark for himself through his creative and serious use of the Filipino language. His rap songs tackle pressing social issues. BLKD is also involved in activism, and often performs in large protest actions. He has set up a grassroots hip-hop group named “Tanghalang Bayan ng Kulturang Kalye (TABAKK)” which aims to bridge the gap between his academic vision to make people aware of how rich rap culture is, and his “street side” vision to make his fellow rappers aware of how much they can still learn and adapt in their art. BLKD also represented the Philippines in the Taiwan political music festival Sound of Strike. BLKD’s debut album “Gatilyo” was released in 2015. The music videos for his songs Gatilyo and Taksil can be found online. BLKD has recently released two anti-fascist themed tracks in collaboration with rapper Calix under a mini-album named Kolateral: Buelo.

Calix

Self-proclaimed “Ghetto priest of Manila,” Calix began his hiphop career in 2016 as an anonymous rapper posting his songs on the internet. His wrathful, barbed, and explicit lyrics caught the attention of listeners through songs that took potshots at some of the most powerful political families. His 2016 debut album Breakout Satirist put him on the map as one of the newest and bravest Filipino rappers out there. He has been outspoken about many social issues in the country. In November 2016, BLKD and Calix collaborated on the song Di Matitinag in protest of the burial of former dictator Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The two have been performing this song in many political mobilizations. Calix released his sophomore album The Lesser of your Greater Friends this 2017 and a mini-album Ikugan in mid-2018. He has released two anti-fascist themed tracks with BLKD under the title Kolateral: Buelo.

For more information on Bahaginan CAL Lecture Series, please contact: Aileen O. Salonga (aosalonga@up.edu.ph)