56th UP National Writers Workshop Now Accepting Applications

  LIKHAAN: The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the 56th UP National Writers Workshop to be held in Los Baños, Laguna from March 12 to 19, 2017. To qualify, applicants must (1) be writers in English or Filipino or other Philippine languages (in translation); (2) […]

Workshop as Alternate Reality: Notes from the Inaugural Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop

The real world, in general, does not treasure writers. Or, rather: the things writers treasure—silence, daydreams, a rich inner life, the music of language, solitude—are the things that the real world may not consider important. People working outside the academe—people like me—feel this acutely. Who would pay me to critique a literary work? Who would […]

Fellows to the First Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop Announced

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative of Writing (UP ICW) announces the fellows to the first Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (ALBWW) to be held on October 14-17, 2016 at Microtel, UP TechnoHub, Diliman Quezon City. Presided over by this year’s Workshop Director Charlson Ong, the UP ICW has selected twelve stories from twelve writers. The […]

UP Professors to Discuss Tattooing and Identity in First Interdisciplinary Book Forum on September 30

The first UP Interdisciplinary Book Forum, dubbed “Tapping Ink: Tattooing Identities” will be held at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman on September 30, from 2 to 5 in the afternoon. The forum is sponsored by the UP Institute of Creative Writing and the UP Press. It will draw on the 2013 book Tapping Ink, Tattooing Identities: […]

Likhaan Journal Boasts New and Recognized Names for its 10th Issue

Likhaan Journal, the flagship literary journal published annually by Likhaan: The UP Institute of Creative Writing, is pleased to announce that it has accepted 20 new works for its 10th volume. These are: Short Story Richard Cornelio Calayeg, “Zoetrope” Israfel Fagela, “Creek” Ana Margarita R. Nunez, “White” Jenette Ethel N. Vizcocho, “Wash and Wear” Poetry […]

Tattooing in Focus in UP Book Forum on September 30

Tattooing seems to be back in vogue today among millennial Filipinos, but how did we get there? How do tattoos link us to our tribal past, and how do they connect us to the world at large? These questions, among others, will be the focus of a lively discussion on “Tapping Ink: Tattooing Identities” at […]

Anunsyo hinggil sa Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (U.P. Basic Writers Workshop)

Ang huling araw ng pagsu-sumite para sa Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop sa Speculative Fiction/Sapantaha ay itinakda sa ika-30 ng Agosto. Para sa mga tanong, magpadala lamang ng email sa uplikhaan@gmail.com. Maaari ring silipin sa naunang post sa ibaba ang mga detalye ng palihan.


In celebration of National Artist for Literature Francisco Arcellana’s birth centennial, the University of the Philippines Department of English and Comparative Literature, with Likhaan: the UP Institute of Creative Writing, invites everyone to “TO OPEN ALL CLOSED THINGS,” on 09 September 2016, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Palma Hall Pavilion 1, Room 1131, UP […]

U.P. Basic Writers Workshop renamed Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop, extends call for submissions

The deadline for the Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop has been extended to August 30. This year’s focus is on speculative fiction. The Workshop Director is Charlson Ong, with award-winning writers Eliza Victoria, Nikki Alfar, Will Ortiz, and Vladimeir Gonzales serving as panelists and teaching staff. The Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop will accept 12 fellows: six […]


The deadline for submission of nominations to the 16th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award has been extended to August 15, 2016, 6pm. The award is open to first books by Filipino writers writing in Filipino that have been published in 2014 and 2015, and offers a modest cash prize of PhP50,000 to the winner. The […]