Likhaan: News and Features


58th UP National Writers Workshop Call for Submissions

LIKHAAN: The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the 58th UP National Writers Workshop to be held on 21-28 April 2019. The workshop aims to help published writers further hone their craft. Writers from the regions outside NCR are highly encouraged to apply. All fellows are […]


Kian’s story wins the National Children’s Book Award

The story about a young victim of extrajudicial killing received recognition at the National Children’s Book Awards held July 17 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. “Si Kian” is a story about a 17-year-old high school student Kian Loyd Delos Santos who was shot dead by elements of the Caloocan police in its anti-drug […]


Remembering National Artist Cirilo Bautista

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature (via Rappler) https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/06/1812630/national-artist-cirilo-bautista-passes-away-76 https://amp.rappler.com/life-and-style/arts-and-culture/202045-poet-cirilo-bautista-baguio-city-muse http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/293547/national-artist-literature-cirilo-f-bautista-76-writes-30/amp/ https://ph.asiatatler.com/life/what-the-sea-cannot-touch-remembering-cirilo-bautista Cirilo Bautista and his lifelong affair with words


Pagkilala sa Buhay at mga Akda ni Rogelio Mangahas

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/artandculture/659154/renowned-poet-rogelio-mangahas-has-passed-away-at-79/story/ https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/arts-and-culture/206452-filipino-poet-rogelio-mangahas-death Modernist vanguard poet Rogelio G. Mangahas; 79 Poet, essayist Rogelio Mangahas dies at 79  


2018 ALBWW: Get to know what the publishers are looking for!

Aside from the Craft Lectures by some of its panelists, the 2018 Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (ALBWW) will also host lectures from some of the country’s leading publishers. The talks are free and open to the public, which will also be streamed live through our Official Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/upicw/.


2018 ALBWW Craft Lectures: Free and Open to the Public!

The 3rd Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writing Workshop (ALBWW) opens its doors to a bigger audience with its series of craft lectures by some of its panelists. These talks are free and open to the public, which will also be streamed live through our Official Facebook Page.


1st Philippine LGBTQ Writers Workshop Fellows Announced

Ten emerging LGBTQ poets have been chosen as fellows of the first national creative writing workshop devoted to Philippine LGBTQ poetry. They are Mariel Alonzo (English), Marvin Aquino (Bikol), King V. Llanza (English), Alfonso Manalastas (English), Michael Thomas Nelmida (Filipino), Jose Luis Pablo (English), Steno Padilla (Filipino), TD Shaw (English), Paolo Sumayao (Bikol), and Macky […]


Fellows to the 3rd ALBWW Announced

LIKHAAN: The Up Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) announces its 12 fellows for the 3rd Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (ALBWW), which will be held on July 11-15, 2018 at the University Hotel, UP Diliman. With Charlson Ong at the helm as Workshop Director, the UP ICW has selected five works in Filipino and seven […]


Call for contributions to UP ICW’s special commemorative anthology, 40@40

The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is issuing a special call for submissions to 40@40, a commemorative issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. The anthology will be released in time for the Institute’s ruby anniversary in December 2018. The ICW began in 1978 as the UP Creative Writing […]


Lumikha, Lumaya! Lunsad Aklat ng Susmatanon at Tuligsa

Ilulunsad sa Hunyo 8, 2018 4:00nh-6:00nh sa SIKAT Events Venue (likod ng Popular Bookstore), Tomas Morato ang mga aklat nina Ka Edong Sarmiento na Susmatanon: Mga Kuwentong Pambata na inilathala ng UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino at Tuligsa at iba pang Tula ni Rene Boy Abiva na inilathala naman ng PANTAS Publishing. Si Ka Edong […]