Likhaan: News and Features


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 […]


Repost: LIKHAAN 12 Now Accepting Submissions

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the twelfth issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. The deadline for submission to Likhaan 12 is April 30. 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 […]


57th UPNWW Lectures: Staying Lit and Legit in the Era of Fake News and Mistranslations of Mythology in Philippine Popular Culture

What is the role of writers in a fake news and post-truth era? How is mythology seen in Philippine pop culture today? These intriguing questions will be discussed by poet and critic Dr. J. Neil Garcia and playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc at the Abraham Sarmiento Hall, UP Baguio, at 1:30 – 4:30 pm on April 4, 2018. […]


Ang Tagasálin Bílang Tuláy ng Karanasan at Kaisipan

Noong Pebrero 8-10, 2018, mapalad akóng nakalahok sa únang Saling Panitik: Palihang Bienvenido Lumbera ng UP Institute of Creative Writing (LIKHAAN) sa University Hotel, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Bílang isáng bágong manunulat sa Filipino at nagsisimulang guro ng malikháing pagsúlat at panitikan, mahalagang matutuhan ko ang pagsasálin sa personál at propesyonal na antas. Bagaman kakauntî […]


First Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarships Awarded

Melissa G. Cabral and Maria Amparo N. Warren were awarded the inaugural Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarships Melissa “Mel” Cabral is a freelance writer, editor, illustrator, graphic designer, and content strategist. She has also worked as an art teacher for students of all ages, as an editorial assistant at the Ateneo de Manila University Press, […]