Likhaan: News and Features


UP and Ateneo Professors to Discuss Science Fiction in Second Interdisciplinary Book Forum on April 21

  The second UP Interdisciplinary Book Forum, dubbed “Ad Astra Per Aspera: Two Science Fiction Anthologies” will be held at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman on April 21, from 1 to 4 in the afternoon. The forum is sponsored by the UP Institute of Creative Writing and the UP Press. It will draw on two books: […]


Science Fiction in Focus in UP Book Forum on April 21

What will the future of the Philippines look like? Will we be exporting human workers to Mars or ruling a new Empire of Humanity? How does science fiction reflect the concerns and issues of today’s youth? These questions, among others, will be the focus of a lively discussion on “Ad Astra Per Aspera: Two Science […]


UP ICW Issues Call for Submission to an Updated Filipino Writers Database

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing is making an updated database for Philippine authors via its panitikan.com.ph portal. This new database aims to collate and consolidate the previous NCCA list of writers with the current, incomplete listing posted on the said portal, as well as include newly published writers. The ICW hopes to make […]


Ilang Tala mula sa UP – LIKHAAN Seminar

ni Nante G. Ciar   Kasabay nang pagbubukas ng Academic Year 2016-2017 ng Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa Manila ang pagsisimula rin ng klase para sa mga natanggap na senior high school students sa grade 11 at 12 na may kabuuang bilang na 4,200. Hati ito sa 105 sections na may kabuuang […]


Pag-aambag: Sulyap sa Katatapos lang na Seminar-Workshop

ni Alden Peter S. Manrique   Ang mag-intervene sa bata ang guro sa pagtuturo ng wastong panitikan, ito ang layunin ng seminar na ‘to – Luna Sicat Cleto   Ang Pagpunta Umayos ako ng upo nang magsalita si mam Luna. Bahagi ‘yon ng pambungad na pananalita niya sa dalawang araw na seminar-worshop ng UP Institute […]


UP ICW Holds Panayam Lectures on Drama and Translation, Young Adult Literature

  LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing will be having its second installment of the Panayam Lecture Series for 2017 on April 6, 2017, 1 to 4 pm, at Palma Hall 1131, UP Diliman. The lecturers are ICW associate Prof. Vladimeir Gonzales and 56th UP National Writers Workshop Fellow Karren Renz Seña. Gonzales’ lecture […]


LIKHAAN 11 Now Accepting Submissions

  The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the eleventh issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. 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 new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. […]


Fellows to the 56th UP National Writers Workshop Announced

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative of Writing (UP ICW) announces the fellows to the 56th UP National Writers Workshop to be held on March 12-19, 2017 at the BP International Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna. The UP ICW has selected twelve writers for the workshop, presided over by this year’s Workshop Director Vladimeir Gonzales. The […]


UP ICW Holds Teachers Seminar on Creative Writing

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing will be holding a two-day teachers’ training and seminar on Creative Writing and Malikhaing Pagsulat dubbed, “Reading and Teaching Different Genres of Literature” on January 20 and 21, 2017 at Microtel, UP TechnoHub, Diliman, Quezon City. The seminar is free of charge, and will include lectures by UP […]


Likhaan Journal 10 Launches on December 2 During UP Writers Night 2016, Boasts New and Recognized Names

  Likhaan Journal, the flagship literary journal published annually by Likhaan: The UP Institute of Creative Writing, will be launching its 10th volume this December 2 at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center in UP Diliman. Doors open at 5:30PM; program starts at 6:00PM. The 10th issue will feature the following works and writers: Short Story […]