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 It features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. […]


Fellows to the 56th UP National Writers Workshop Announced

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative of Writing (UP ICW) announces the fellows to the 56th UP National Writers Workshop to be held on March 12-19, 2017 at the BP International Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna. The UP ICW has selected twelve writers for the workshop, presided over by this year’s Workshop Director Vladimeir Gonzales. The […]


UP ICW Holds Teachers Seminar on Creative Writing

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing will be holding a two-day teachers’ training and seminar on Creative Writing and Malikhaing Pagsulat dubbed, “Reading and Teaching Different Genres of Literature” on January 20 and 21, 2017 at Microtel, UP TechnoHub, Diliman, Quezon City. The seminar is free of charge, and will include lectures by UP […]


Likhaan Journal 10 Launches on December 2 During UP Writers Night 2016, Boasts New and Recognized Names

  Likhaan Journal, the flagship literary journal published annually by Likhaan: The UP Institute of Creative Writing, will be launching its 10th volume this December 2 at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center in UP Diliman. Doors open at 5:30PM; program starts at 6:00PM. The 10th issue will feature the following works and writers: Short Story […]


UP Holds 16th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award, Likhaan Journal 10 Launch, UP Writers Night 2016 on December 2

  LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) celebrates Philippine writers with Writers Night 2016, an annual festivity comprised of three major events happening on December 2, 2016, 4-10pm, at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center in UP Diliman. First is the awarding ceremonies for the 16th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award. This year, […]


[Likhaan Exclusive] Pagtatagpo: Review ng Intersection (UP Repertory Company)

  ni Vlad Gonzles Sa disertasyon ni Dr. Alexander Cortez, inilarawan niya ang UP Repertory Company bilang isang anyo ng sosyo-pulitikal na teatro.  Isa itong kategorya ng dulaang malay at sensitibo sa mga namamayaning isyung panlipunan sa isang partikular na panahon, at naglalaan ng mga proyektong pangtanghalang pumapaksa at nag-iimbestiga sa mga nasabing isyu.  Sa […]


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 […]


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 […]