Maging Kasapi ng Kataga – Quezon City at ng Kataga – Online!

Nagbubukas ang Kataga, Samahan ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas ng aplikasyon para sa mga bagong kasapi sa dalawa nitong sangay, Kataga – Quezon City at ang Kataga – Online.

 

Aplikasyon para sa Kataga – Quezon City:

Maaaring maging bahagi ng Kataga – Quezon City ang mga manunulat na nakatira, nagta-trabaho o nag-aaral sa Lungsod ng Quezon.

Kung nais mong maging bahagi ng Kataga – Quezon City, magpadala lang ng iyong poetika (maximum of 2 pages), Biodata at 2×2 photo at ang inyong mga akda.

Para sa inyong mga submisyong akda, maaaring pumili sa mga ito: limang (5) tula, limang (5) dagli, dalawang (2) maikling kuwento, dalawang (2) sanaysay o isang (1) iskrip (dula o pelikula).

Ang inyong mga submisyon ay dapat na nasa MS Word na format. Ipadala ito sa aming email: katagaquezoncity@gmail.com. Pipili ang sangay ng QC sampung (10) aplikante. Ang deadline ay ika-24 ng Pebrero, 2017.

 

Aplikasyon para sa Kataga – Online:

Ang Kataga – Online ang sangay ng Kataga para sa mga manunulat sa Filipino na malayo sa mga lokal nitong sangay (Quezon City, Manila, Manila-South, Lucena, Zambales) at sa mga manunulat sa Filipino na nasa ibayong dagat.

Para sa inyong mga submisyong akda, maaaring pumili sa mga ito: apat (4) na tula, apat (4) na dagli, dalawang (2) maikling kuwento, o dalawang (2) sanaysay.

Kahilingan din ng sangay na magpasa ang mga aplikante ng sanaysay na nagtatalakay sa kanilang poetika, bionote na may larawan, at recommendation letter.

Kukuha lamang ng maximum na sampung (10) aplikante ang Kataga – Online.

Ipadala ang aplikasyon at mga tanong sa katagaonline17@gmail.com. Tatanggap ng mga aplikasyon para sa Online hanggang sa ika-24 ng Pebrero, 2017.

PANAWAGAN PARA SA APLIKASYON: Maging Kandidatong Kasapi ng Kataga-Manila

Ang Kataga-Manila, isa sa mga sangay ng Kataga, ay tumatanggap na ng aplikasyon para sa mga magiging Kandidatong Kasapi simula Enero 7 hanggang Pebrero 1, 2017. Bukas ang aplikasyon–at higit ang paghihikayat–sa mga interesadong manunulat na taga-Maynila o nagtatrabaho sa nasabing lungsod, propesyunal at/o nasa propesyon ng pagtuturo. 

Maaaring magpasa ng alinman sa mga sumusunod: limang (5) tula o tulang pambata; limang (5) dagli, dalawang (2) sanaysay; dalawang (2) maikling kuwento o kuwentong pambata; o isang (1) yugtong dula. Lakipan ang mga ipapasang akda ng tatlo hanggang limang (3-5) pahinang sanaysay tungkol sa sariling poetika at maikling bionote na may retrato. Ang mga manuskrito ay i-set sa format na Arial font type, 12 font size, double-spaced, may line numbers at page numbers, sa 8.5 x11 na dokumento. 

Ipadala ang aplikasyon at anumang katanungan sa kataga.manila@gmail.com.

Call for Membership Applications: The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro

About NAGMAC

The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC), a young artists collective of established and emerging poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights, is now open for membership applications. Applicant must be born and/or (currently) based in Northern Mindanao–Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Oriental (Cagayan de Oro), and Misamis Occidental. NAGMAC aims to:

– provide opportunities for local writers to enhance their skills and receive further education about their craft through workshops, clinics, and other forms of critiquing;
– provide a venue for editorial development and support group for those making a career with their creative works;
– create an open artistic community within the region that recognizes up-and-coming homegrown talents; and
– cultivate an inclusive community of literate and discerning readers and patrons of local literature and the arts.

 

Minimum qualifications

Applicants must:

– have the willingness and ability to attend (most of the) official activities such as spoken word events, writing clinics/workshops, book launchings, general assemblies, and others;
– have sincere passion for and interest in creative writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction/essay, and drama) and local literature;
– have openness to sharing and learning from fellow members, senior writers, mentors, and invited speakers; and
– show high effort and quality of outputs in portfolios, writing clinics, critiquing, and others.

Membership categories

Applicants should apply for only one membership category based on the qualifications stated. Please see required manuscripts to be submitted per category.

1. Senior Fellow

This category is for writers who have publication history in local and international literary publications (journals, magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies, excluding student-run school publications) AND have received fellowships from regional and/or national writers workshops or artists residency. (Writers who have self-published and students/graduates of MA/MFA Creative Writing courses are also considered.)

2. Junior Fellow

This category is for writers who have publication history in local and international literary publications OR have received fellowships from regional and/or national writers workshops. (Students/graduates of AB/BFA Creative Writing courses are also considered.)

3. Apprentice Writer

This category is for writers whose works are previously unpublished and have not yet received fellowships from any writers workshops.

 

Application Process

Application forms may be downloaded here.

Manuscripts should be in doc/docx file format (font Garamond, size 12, double-spaced on 8.5 x 11 inches bond paper). Each manuscript should not be more than 30 pages. The applicant’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Email heading format should be “Membership_Genre_Category_Last Name_MI_First Name” (e.g. Membership_Fiction_Senior Fellow_Dela Cruz_S_Johanna). Submit application forms and manuscripts as file attachments to nagmac.submissions@gmail.com. Include a cover letter on the email’s body.

Deadline of application is 15 January 2017.    

Upon submission, applicants’ application forms and manuscripts will be subject for deliberation and screening by NAGMAC’s resident literary mentors and board members. (Senior fellow-applicants may be scheduled for an interview.) Only those accepted will be given the payment guidelines for the annual membership fee of Php 250.00 and details on the members’ assembly.

 

Required Portfolio

Applicants may apply for more than one genre. Manuscripts may be in English, Tagalog, Bisaya, or a mixture of the three languages.

Applicants for Junior Fellows and Apprentice Writers may submit any of the following:

1. Poetry: five (5) poems;
2. Fiction: two (2) short stories; OR four (4) flash fiction; OR one (1) novel chapter with a synopsis;
3. Creative Nonfiction/Literary Essay: two (2) literary essays/CNF (i.e. literary journalism, lyric essay, travel narrative, nonfiction memoir, etc.); OR
4. Drama: one (1) one-act play; OR one 10-minute screenplay; OR a 5-page excerpt of a full-length play.

Applicants for Senior Fellows should submit all of the following:

1. Body of works previously published (indicate publications where they appeared);
2. Body of works submitted and critiqued in writers workshops attended; AND
3. Same required portfolio contents for Junior Fellows/Apprentice Writers.

Kataga, maglulunsad ng ikalawang antolohiya

Inaanyayahan ng Kataga, Samahan ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas, ang lahat na dumalo sa lunsad-aklat ng “Kataga II: Antolohiya ng Malikhaing Akda”. Gaganapin ang paglulunsad sa Oktubre 15, 2016, Sabado, ika-apat ng hapon sa College of Fine Arts Auditorium, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Lunsod Quezon. 

Ang Kataga II ay binubuo ng 70 mga tula, maikling kwento, dagli, sanaysay at dula mula sa mga kasapi ng Kataga sa iba’t ibang sangay (Online, Quezon City, Manila, Manila – South, Lucena – Panitik, Lucena – Tanghal at Zambales).

Sina Dr. Reuel Molina-Aguila, Mark Angeles at Fedinand Pesigan-Jarin ang mga editor ng pinakabagong antolohiya mula sa Kataga.

Para sa mga katanungan tungkol sa lunsad-aklat o detalye ng pag-order ng libro, i-like o magpadala ng mensahe sa https://www.facebook.com/kataga.lit/

UMPIL Congress on April 30

In celebration of the National Literature Month, the Unyon ng Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) will hold its National Writers Congress on April 30, 2016, 8 am to 5 pm, at the Faura Hall AVR, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.

The congress consists of a writers forum in the morning, and the awarding ceremonies of the annual Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Francisco Balatas, Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez, and Gawad Pedro Bucaneg, in the afternoon. 

A new set of UMPIL officers will also be elected during the congress and application for new members will be processed.

Taking the overarching theme of the congress, “A Nation in Translation”, the writers forum is headlined by a keynote lecture by dramatist and translator Dr. Paul Dumol. Dumol teaches literature, philosophy and history at the University of Asia and the Pacific. Last year, his book The Manila Synod of 1852: The Draft of its Handbook for Confessors(Ateneo de Manila University Press) won a National Book Award for Translation from the Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board.

The writers forum also features a panel discussion on the art and industry of translation. The panel includes poet Kristian Sendon Cordero, Chinese-Filipino writer Joaquin Sy, and Ateneo de Manila professor Danton Remoto.

Cordero is an award-winning poet in Filipino and Bikol and currently initiates translation projects for the emerging Ateneo de Naga University Press. Meanwhile, Sy is the most active translator of Chinese-Filipino writing. Remoto, last year’s recipient of the Gawad Balagtas for poetry in English, hosts a popular arts and current affairs show in Radio Singko 92.3 FM. 

Highlighting the congress is the conferment of the three major awards being given out by UMPIL since 1988. 

This year’s recipients of the Gawad Alagad ni Francisco Balagtas, a lifetime achievement award for literary writing, are Maria Josephine “Joi” Barrios-Leblanc (Poetry in Filipino), Victor Sugbo (Poetry in English and Waray), Macario Tiu (Fiction in English and Cebuano), Nicolas Pichay (Drama in Filipino), Tito Valiente (Essay in English), Resurrecion Hidalgo (Fiction in Hiligaynon), Wilmer Joseph Tria, SJ (Essay in Bikol and Translation), and Susie Tan (Essay in Chinese). 

Receiving the Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez, an award for achievement in literary education, is the poet Dr. Christine Godinez-Ortega, the long-time director of the Iligan National Writers Workshop, and professor of literature at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology. Receiving the Gawad Pedro Bucaneg, an award for literary organizations, is the Chinese-Filipino Literary Society.

The congress is open to the public.

The congress is supported by the Kagawaran ng Filipino, School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila; the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino; and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

For inquiries and registration, email UMPIL Secretary-General Dr. Michael Coroza at mcoroza@ateneo.edu.

 

TAGIK Meetup in Cebu to gather young Cebuano writers

Mag-Binisaya ta, mga Bisaya!

Writers of the native tongue in Cebu are invited to a first-of-its-kind TAGIK Meetup to read, write, and share literary output while mingling with fellow young Cebuano writers writing in Binisaya.

Young writers need not be eloquent writers of the language but are willing to hone their skills to improve writing in Binisaya. Open to everyone, student or not, who are willing to expand their literary circle.

Several young and published writers will share their literary experiences to the attendees. An invited guest writer will give advice on how to improve their writing in the native tongue and how to get published.

There will also be a literary discussion that will involve some notable works from established writers. Attendees will also be required to bring pen and paper since there will be a short writing exercise and sharing afterwards.

TAGIK Meetup will be on April 16, 2016, Saturday, in Handuraw Pizza Gorordo at 2PM. This event is in partnership with Handuraw Pizza and Balakista.

Come and join us! Check out the event page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/218034965252146/

If interested, please register here for free: j.mp/tagikmeetup

Maki-ALAB na para sa SANGHABI

Make your February more fun and meaningful!

ALAB, an organization founded to celebrate Music, Literature, and the Arts, will hold its First Year Anniversary Open Mic, SANGHABI (One Weave), on February 27, 2016, 7-11:30 pm at Conspiracy Garden Cafe, Visayas Ave., Quezon City.

Be part of our mini-Book and Lovers’ Fair and the Nuno sa Puso dating game hosted by Bebang Siy! Exciting raffle prizes and treats await you.

This event is part of the annual Fringe Manila festival and will also feature spoken word artists Verlin Santos and Kooky Tuason, playwright Juan Ekis, musicians Marty Tengco, Mang Pedring Bautista and Sanghabi.

ALAB’s beneficiary, Sanghabi, is a non-profit organization that focuses primarily on appreciation for Philippine cultural diversity through the use of indigenous musical instruments. The group performs community rituals for various institutions such as the Peacemaker’s Circle and Balay Rehabilitation Center in support of the advocacy for peace and the strengthening of the rights of indigenous people. They also conduct cultural workshops (Pintig and Sulat Baybayin) to those who are interested in learning more about Philippine culture.

Registration starts at 6:30pm. Tickets for this fundraising event cost P200.00, inclusive of one drink.

For more information, please contact Vins Miranda (0927-2265745) or Ara Rivadeneira (0917-6329912). Also, you may visit Alab’s Official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/alabsessions and Alab’s Instagram account @alabph for more updates.

Padayon!

NAGMAC launches membership drive

The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC), a community of literary writers and literature enthusiasts that aims to revitalize the local literary scene, is now open for applications. Applicant must be a native of Northern Mindanao and/or currently based in the region. 

Minimum qualifications:
(1) Willingness and availability to go to official activities such as spoken word events, writing workshops, etc.
(2) Sincere passion for and interest in writing and regional literature
(3) Openness to sharing and learning from community fellows, mentors, and invited speakers
(4) High effort and quality of outputs in workshops and others

Membership categories:
(1) Category A – writers who have publication history and have received fellowships from regional and/or national writers workshops organized by reputed writing centers and institutes
(2) Category B – writers whose works have already been published in literary anthologies, journals, and books
(3) Category C – beginning writers 
(4) Category D – general members
(Please see application form for required manuscripts to be submitted per category.)

Please download the application form viahttps://goo.gl/mz9jm8. Fill out, print, and enclose it in a short brown envelope together with the required manuscripts. Hand-deliver it (and the Php 200 registration fee) to our secretariat during or after the spoken word event on 12 February, 6 to 9 PM, at Chingkee Tea.

Membership perks include a chance to be mentored by established local writers, regular peer critiquing of literary outputs, first-hand information on the latest creative writing opportunities (regional, national, and international writers workshops, literary contests, among others), book exchange, discounts on spoken word events, and merchandise.

Mga tula ng mga makata sa Filipino mula 1985 hanggang 2015, inilunsad na at muling ilulunsad ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo

Kasabay ng pagdiriwang ng ika-30 taon ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA) ang paglulunsad ng librong pinamagatang LIRA 30: Tatlong Dekada ng Makatang LIRA. Ito na ang ikaapat na librong inilathala at inilimbag ng nasabing organisasyon. Tampok sa librong ito ang mga tulang ikinatha ng mga makatang LIRA sa loob ng tatlumpung taon. 

Iginawad nina Aldrin Pentero (Pangulo ng LIRA) at RR Cagalingan (Pangalawang Pangulo ng LIRA) ang mga unang kopya ng nasabing libro kina G. Virgilio S. Almario (Pambansang Alagad ng Sining at tagapagtaguyod ng organisasyon), Fidel Rillo (makata at editor ng libro), at Michael Gallego (makata at nagdisenyo ng libro) sa The Oracle Hotel and Residences noong 22 Disyembre 2015.

Sari-saring mga paksa ang tinalakay ng bawat makata sa librong ito: mula sa mga paglilimi sa panahon- “Matapos ang ulan, umiinit/ Ang daigdig, nanlalamig/ An gating mga puso” (mula sa tulang Matapos ang Ulan, Umiinit ni Jerry B. Gracio), mga pinananambitan- “Kung katahimikan ay humahaginit/ Sa silid, sa isip, sa mundong nagulat./ Ang Walang Hanggahan, siyang nakikinig.” (mula sa tulang Naririnig Kaya ni Rebecca Anonuevo), mga muling pagkikita- “Mas mahalaga na nga siguro ang dating hindi mahalaga:/Dahil nagkita tayo at hindi mo naman ako nakilala,/Mas mabuti pang hindi na lamang tayo nagkita.” (mula sa tulang Dahil Hindi Tayo Nagkita ni Giancarlo Abrahan), at mga biling nakasanayang marinig- “Bilin ni Tiya Ana,/ ubusin ang inyong tapsilog,/ huwag magtira kahit kapiranggot./ Kumain nang masigla para maging malusog/ at nang ang inyong katawan ay hindi mahulog.” (mula sa tulang Ang Bisita ni Beverly W. Siy).

Magkakaroon muli ng paglulunsad ng libro sa unang LIRAhan ng taon sa 19 Enero 2016, Martes, alas-7n.g. sa Conspiracy Bar, Visayas Ave., Quezon City. Sa gabing ito, makabibili ng librong LIRA 30 sa halagang 200 pesos, na mas mababa kaysa regular na halaga nitong 250 pesos. Magbabasa rin ng kani-kaniyang mga tula sa libro ang ilan sa mga kasapi. Magbibigay naman ng maikling talumpati ang editor na si Fidel Rillo. Sa pagtatapos ng gabi ay tutugtog ang modern jazz band na Modern Playground. Ang LIRAhan ang buwanang gabi ng tula at musika ng LIRA. Ginaganap ito tuwing ikatlong Martes ng buwan. Ito ay bukas sa publiko.

Upang magkaroon ng librong LIRA 30 at para rin sa mga tanong tungkol sa LIRAhan at sa organisasyon, mangyaring mag-e-mail sa palihanglira@gmail.com o makipag-ugnayan kay Mia Lauengco sa (63) 999 617 3476. 

Ang Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) ay samahan ng mga makatang nagsusulat sa Filipino. Itinatag noong 1985 ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa Panitikan Virgilio S. Almario (aka Rio Alma), nagsilbi itong matagumpay na linangan ng di iilang batikang makata, tulad nina Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera, Romulo Baquiran Jr., Michael M. Coroza, Roberto Añonuevo, Rebecca Añonuevo, Jerry Gracio, at Edgar Calabia Samar. Noong 2011, kinilala ito bilang isa sa Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) para sa mga gawain ng paglilingkod sa ngalan ng tula ng mga makatang-boluntaryo nito. Taon-taon, nagdadaos ang LIRA ng palihan at klinikang pampanulaan mula Hunyo hanggang Disyembre. Nagsisilbing tagapanayam at umuupo sa workshop ang mga kilala at premyadong makata at manunulat. Para sa higit pang impormasyon, bisitahin ang Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PalihangLIRA) o mag-email sa palihanglira@gmail.com