Panayam lectures on Drama and Translation and the Writer’s Life

by Isa Lorenzo This year’s Panayam lecture focused on drama and translation and overcoming a writer’s struggles. Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) associate Filipino assistant professor Vladimeir Gonzales shared his experiences in translating plays. Entitled “Pagsasalin ng Dula bilang Gawaing Pampanitikan,” Gonzales’s lecture (see slides) was an in-depth account of his work as a translator. […]


Poetry in the City of Science

by Laurence Marvin Castillo The Kulturang Ugnayan ng Kabataan Alay sa Bayan (KULAYAN-UPLB), the newly-formed alliance of cultural organizations in UP Los Banos, organized the Poetry Slam last 16 March at the Entablado Café, Los Banos, Laguna. This poetry event was held as part of the 58th UP National Writers Workshop organized annually by the […]


Panayam sa UP Los Baños: Mga Tala

ni Cris Lanzaderas Muling naging pansamantalang tahanan ang Bundok Makiling ng labindalawang manunulat mula sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa. Sa ikalawang pagkakataon, sa luntiang bundok sa Los Baños, Laguna idinaos ang ika-56 na UP National Writers Workshop. Mahabang panahon ang inilagi ng palihan sa lungsod ng Baguio sa Benguet ngunit nakatagpo ng bagong musa […]


Ilang tala ng muni-muni sa 56th UP National Writers’ Workshop

ni Rogene Gonzales 1. Naisipan kong maglakad-lakad papunta ng kampus, isang dapithapong katatapos ng workshop session. Matagal-tagal rin akong hindi nakatapak ng UP Los Baños. May dalang kung anong nostalgia ang simoy ng hininga ng kagubatan ng Mt. Makiling. Ewan ko, siguro sadyang ganoon– may mga lugar na magpapaalala sa iyong pagkatao. Liku-liko ang daang […]


Alang-alang sa Alinlangan: Tiwala[g] sa Salita

ni Tilde Acuna   Maituturing kong rurok ng paglahok ko sa mga pambansang palihan sa pagsulat ang katatapos na UP National Writers Workshop (UPNWW), lalo at para ito diumano sa mga manunulat na nasa gitna ng kanilang karera—yung mga mayroon nang natanggap na gawad, nailimbag na aklat at nalusutang pambansang palihan. Mukhang nagkaroon ng ilang […]


UP ICW Issues Call for Submission to an Updated Filipino Writers Database

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing is making an updated database for Philippine authors via its panitikan.com.ph portal. This new database aims to collate and consolidate the previous NCCA list of writers with the current, incomplete listing posted on the said portal, as well as include newly published writers. The ICW hopes to make […]


Ilang Tala mula sa UP – LIKHAAN Seminar

ni Nante G. Ciar   Kasabay nang pagbubukas ng Academic Year 2016-2017 ng Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa Manila ang pagsisimula rin ng klase para sa mga natanggap na senior high school students sa grade 11 at 12 na may kabuuang bilang na 4,200. Hati ito sa 105 sections na may kabuuang […]


Pag-aambag: Sulyap sa Katatapos lang na Seminar-Workshop

ni Alden Peter S. Manrique   Ang mag-intervene sa bata ang guro sa pagtuturo ng wastong panitikan, ito ang layunin ng seminar na ‘to – Luna Sicat Cleto   Ang Pagpunta Umayos ako ng upo nang magsalita si mam Luna. Bahagi ‘yon ng pambungad na pananalita niya sa dalawang araw na seminar-worshop ng UP Institute […]


UP ICW Holds Panayam Lectures on Drama and Translation, Young Adult Literature

  LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing will be having its second installment of the Panayam Lecture Series for 2017 on April 6, 2017, 1 to 4 pm, at Palma Hall 1131, UP Diliman. The lecturers are ICW associate Prof. Vladimeir Gonzales and 56th UP National Writers Workshop Fellow Karren Renz Seña. Gonzales’ lecture […]


LIKHAAN 11 Now Accepting Submissions

  The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the eleventh 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. […]