Call for Submissions to the Philippines’ First National LGBTQ Poetry Workshop

The first national creative writing workshop devoted to Philippine LGBTQ poetry is being jointly sponsored this July by the University of the Philippines and Goldsmiths University of London, as 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 […]


Repost: LIKHAAN 12 Now Accepting Submissions

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the twelfth issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. The deadline for submission to Likhaan 12 is April 30. The Philippines’ leading literary peer-reviewed journal, the Likhaan Journal is published annually with funding from the University of the Philippines. It features the best of […]


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, […]


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 […]


A Big Boost for Translation

by Jose Dalisay Jr. THIS YEAR marks the 40th anniversary of the University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing, which was established by the UP Board of Regents in 1978 as the Creative Writing Center. I had just returned to UP as an English major after dropping out for ten years when I was taken […]


Likhaan 12 Now Accepting Submissions

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the twelfth issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. The Philippines’ leading literary peer-reviewed journal, the Likhaan Journal is published annually with funding from the University of the Philippines. It features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. Submissions […]


Ang Sinulat ng Gabi

ni RR Cagalingan Narinig ko na rin ito tuwing mag-aaya at nabanggit na rin ng isang kaibigan sa kaniyang post: A: Tara, Writers’ Night táyo? B: Ay, hindi ako pupunta, hindi naman ako writer. At malungkot ko na lang sasabihin na, hindi naman ganun ’yun basta punta lang tayo. Hindi ko na rin maalala ang […]