Likhaan: News and Features


UP Interdisciplinary Book Forum on Traditional Filipino Medicine Happening September 27

The UP Press and the UP Institute of Creative Writing will hold its latest installment of the semestral Interdisciplinary Book Forum or IBF on September 27, 2017 at the Pavilion 1131, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. The forum will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon. The IBF series is hosted by the UP […]


Fellows to the Second Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio Writers Workshop Announced

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative of Writing (UP ICW) announces the fellows to the second Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (ALBWW) to be held on October 6-9, 2017 at the Oracle Hotel and Residences, Katipunan, Quezon City. Presided over by this year’s Workshop Director Eugene Evasco, the UP ICW has selected five poetry suites, six stories, and […]


UP Interdisciplinary Book Forum to Focus on New Book on Traditional Filipino Medicine

The UP Press and the UP Institute of Creative Writing will be holding its latest installment of the semestral Interdisciplinary Book Forum or IBF on September 27, 2017 at the Pavilion 1131, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. The forum will be held from 2 to 5 in the afternoon. This semester’s book-in-focus is Dr. Ma. Mercedes […]


57th UP National Writers Workshop Now Accepting Applications

LIKHAAN: The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the 57th UP National Writers Workshop to be held in April 2018. The workshop aims to help published writers further hone their craft. Writers from the regions outside NCR are encouraged to apply. All fellows are entitled to […]


UP ICW offers Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarship

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing through the generous support of the Likhaan Foundation is offering the Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarship to a deserving student this coming school year, 2017-18. The scholarship is open to all students of MA Creative Writing who are in good standing. The applicant must be at least in […]


On The Importance of Folklore and National Community in Anim na Dulang Pilipino Para sa mga Bata by Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio

by Luna Sicat Cleto Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio is the founder of Teatrong Mulat, a theater organization that produces and tours various puppet productions all over the country and the world. It was established in 1977, at a time when there was an upsurge of theater productions that are distinctly Filipino in character and temperament. It co-existed […]


Zeno Denolo on Uberman and winning the Madrigal-Gonzalez Award

We caught up with Zeno Antonio Denolo, author of the acclaimed novel Uberman (under his pen name, Zero A.D.) which won the Special Jury award of the 2015 Cirilo F. Bautista Prize, as well as the Madrigal-Gonzalez First Book Award in 2016. He gamely talks about the fighting chance of self-published books, joining literary contests, […]


Grand Dame of SEA Children’s Theater Continues to Make Waves

Despite her numerous achievements in the realm of theater, University of the Philippines University Professor Emeritus Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio has not been content to sit back and relax. Instead, the Grand Dame of Southeast Asian Children’s Theater continues to make waves. In the past year, Prof. Lapeña-Bonifacio has finished translating Filipino stories about the sea into […]


Call for Submissions to Second Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop Focusing on Young Adult Literature

The UP Likhaan: Institute of Creative Writing is now accepting submissions for the second Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop. This year’s focus is on young adult literature. This refers to work written specifically for a teenage audience. A work in this genre usually has a young protagonist and presents that young person dealing with issues that […]


Panayam lectures on Drama and Translation and the Writer’s Life

by Isa Lorenzo This year’s Panayam lecture focused on drama and translation and overcoming a writer’s struggles. Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) associate Filipino assistant professor Vladimeir Gonzales shared his experiences in translating plays. Entitled “Pagsasalin ng Dula bilang Gawaing Pampanitikan,” Gonzales’s lecture (see slides) was an in-depth account of his work as a translator. […]