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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 […]


UP ICW Issues Call for Submissions for the Gémino H. Abad Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Literature

DEADLINE OF APPLICATION EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15, 2018 On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing will be holding the Gémino H. Abad Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Literature on September 20-22 at the University of the Philippines Hotel, UP Diliman, Quezon City. This ICW project will accommodate a total of […]


Siklo Si Siglo

  ni Vim Nadera             Rara avis si Rom.             Bihira, di kaya’y pambihira, ang isang Romeo Palustre Peña.             Kung tutuusin, siya lamang yata ang masigasig na malikhaing manunulat mulang Bondoc Peninsula.             Kinamulatan niya ang tinatawag na “hacienda belt.”             Kinagisnan na niya ang ekta-ektaryang sakahan nakapaligid sa kaniya.             Hinubog siya ng hamog mulang […]


UP ICW Call for Submission: 2018 Updated Filipino Writers Database (Deadline: May 31)

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing is extending its call for submissions to an updated database of Philippine authors to May 31, 2018.  This new database, which will be made available online via the ICW’s panitikan.ph portal, aims to collate and consolidate the previous NCCA list of writers with the current, incomplete listing posted […]


Call for Submissions to the Philippines’ First National LGBTQ Poetry Workshop

The first national creative writing workshop devoted to Philippine LGBTQ poetry is being jointly sponsored this July by the University of the Philippines and Goldsmiths University of London, as part of the international research and arts consortium called GlobalGRACE: Global Gender and Cultures of Equality. GlobalGRACE is funded by the Research Council UK’s Global Challenges […]