Rappler | Poet Tita Lacambra Ayala dies

Tita Lacambra Ayala, the poet much loved from Ilocos Norte to Davao City, dies of pneumonia on Wednesday, January 9.


Inquirer.net: The Artist Abroad | Playwright Alberto S. Florentino, 1931-2018

By: Luis H. Francia – @inquirerdotnet INQUIRER.net US Bureau   NEW YORK—I heard last month, from the fictionist Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, that the writer Alberto Florentino had passed away in late September. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia, complicated by the fact that he had had Alzheimer’s for some time. At the time of […]


Winners of the 37th National Book Awards announced

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle announced the winners of the 37th National Book Awards (Best Books Published in the Philippines in 2017).


The Manila Times: Three wordsmiths and their winning works

By Alvin Dacanay Originally published by The Manila Times with the url https://www.manilatimes.net/three-wordsmiths-and-their-winning-works/454637/?fbclid=IwAR0w1jWkG3uzHKrHdwT8Oe-1ZsXJJfTT3jfta4FqAPx76nAMYvBLpGNGwF0 Fifty-four writers won in the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature earlier this month. Of that number, nearly half—26—have won before, clear proof that they continue to fulfill the potential that they showed when they first scored a Palanca, or even […]


The Manila Times: Visayan National Artists seen to boost regional literature

Originally published by the Manila Times on Oct. 28, 2018 with the url: https://www.manilatimes.net/visayan-national-artists-seen-to-boost-regional-litetature/458240/ Two renowned writers from the Visayas joined five other Filipino arts practitioners in being inducted into the Order of National Artists (ONA) last week, with their inclusion seen as a major encouragement to and recognition of creative writing and literature in […]


Math professor returns to Palanca stage, bags two more wins

It’s rare to find someone who excels in polar disciplines like Math and literature. But for Early Sol A. Gadong, the ability to do both requires the discipline to do what needs to be done at the right moment and the will to pursue one’s passion even when things get tough and complicated. Gadong, a […]


Rappler: Duterte names 7 National Artists

For her work in writing plays, promoting children’s theater, and puppetry, Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio has been called the “Grande Dame of Southeast Asian Children’s Theater.” She has penned 40 plays, 20 books, and 30 stories, according to panitikan.ph, and was chairperson of the University of the Philippines’ Creative Writing Program. She founded Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas, a children’s theater and puppetry troupe based in UP.


Pundok Katitikan: Conversations about Creative Writing

The UP Cebu Creative Writing Program invites everyone to “Pundok Katitikan: Conversations about Creative Writing” on October 24, 2018, Wednesday, 5-8pm, at the Jose Joya Gallery. It will feature distinguished Cebuano literary writers Josua S. Cabrera, Erik E. Tuban, Johanna Michelle Lim, and Karla Quimsing-Sinson.


Taipei Times: Detained OFW in Taiwan, 2 other Pinoys win in migrant literature award

Third place was a Filipino migrant worker whose name was not released, as she is serving a prison sentence in Taiwan.In a prerecorded video shown at the ceremony, she said that her work addresses the difficulties she encountered in defending her innocence in court, including being prevented from hiring a lawyer from the Philippines. Two […]


Sunstar: 10th Taboan Writers Festival in Bohol

Originally published by Sunstar on October 3, 2018 https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1767331 A flagship project of the National Commission of Culture and the Arts, the Taboan Writers Festival is an annual gathering of writers from all over the country. The festival sets up shop in a different region every year where writers, readers, scholars, researchers and lovers of […]