Premyo Arejola short-listed entries announced

Three essays, eight short stories, four one-act plays, seven collections of poetry, and two short stories for children have been short-listed for the 8th Premyo Tomas Arejola sa Literaturang Bikolnon (PTALB). This was recently announced by Carlos A. Arejola, chairman of Bicol’s premiere literary prize. The short-listed works were chosen by a committee headed by […]


Bikol adaptation of Trifles to be staged, one hundred years after play’s premiere in 1916

The Bikol adaptation of Susan Glaspell’s Trifles will be staged by Teatro Ragayano this month, one hundred years after the one-act play was first staged in Wharf Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Hawla, Carlos A. Arejola’s adaptation of the play considered by many as “ahead of its time”, will be staged back-to-back with Gamgam, three monologues […]


8th Premyo Tomas Arejola sa Literaturang Bikolnon now accepting entries

The 8th Premyo Tomas Arejola sa Literaturang Bikolnon (PTALB) is seeking  to honor the five most outstanding literary works in the Bikol language for 2016.  New and unpublished works in the following genres are eligible for the competition: Osipon (fiction), Saysay (essay), Halipot na Pasali na Pan-entablado (one-act play), Rawitdawit (poetry), and Osipon na Pan-aki […]


Sining Banwa opens 5th theatre season with ‘Gymgurls’

To cap Sining Banwa’s fourth year of creative and cultural work in the Bicol Region, and to open its fifth theatre season, the group proudly lifts curtain for their original one-act play ‘Gymgurls’. This will also mark the launching of ‘Sining Banwa EQUALove Project: Equal Rights, Equal Love’ which is a cultural campaign on HIV […]


6 na partisipante sa Ika-5ng Saringsing Writers Workshop, napili

Napili an anom na indibidwal bilang partisipante sa Ika-5ng Saringsing Writers Workshop kan organisasyon nin Parasurat Bikolnon na gigibohon sa CBSUA Training Center, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture sa Pili, Camarines Sur poon Abril 17-19, 2015. An mga kabali ngunyan na taon iyo sinda: Marjory Aquino kan Garchitorena, Camarines Sur; Edwin S. Breva Jr. […]


4th Saringsing Writers Workshop fellows named

The Parasurat Bikolnon writers organization congratulates the eleven fellows selected to participate at the 4th Saringsing Writers Workshop scheduled from December 21-23, 2014 at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture Sur (CBSUA Main Campus) in Pili, Camarines. The regional writeshop features poetry and short story in Central Bikol, Rinconada Bikol, West Albay Bikol and Masbatenyo […]


A new Guide to Bikol Orthography to be launched in Ateneo de Naga

A new Guide to Bikol Orthography will be launched this coming Monday, November 17, 2014 (4PM) at the Madrigal Amphitheater, Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City. The book is a result of a one-year research project initiated by Fr. Wilmer Tria (research proponent) together with Fr. Danilo Imperial (research associate), Kristian Cordero (fieldwork supervisor), Federico […]


Call for submissions to RIMPOS 2014/2015

RIMPOS is the official literary publication of the literature and language studies department. It is now on its 3rd issue since 1999. RIMPOS is looking for poems, usipuns, tigsiks, one-act plays, short stories, book reviews, literary criticisms, and creative essays. The call is primarily open for members of the Literature and Language Studies Department, including […]


University of Nueva Caceres to hold a Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Bikol Literature in K-12 Program

The students of School of Graduate Studies, University of Nueva Caceres will hold a Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Bikol Literature in the K-12 Program and the New GEC on the 4th of October, 2014, from 8:30am to 5:00pm, at University of Nueva Caceres Social Hall (3rd floor, JH Building), Naga City. This activity is geared towards […]


RUAB fun run slated on November 9

Canaman Municipal Library invites the public to RUAB para sa Aking Parabasa 2, a run for a cause which aims to promote the habit of reading Bikoliana books among children. Slated on November 9, the activityis in pursuant to Proclamation No. 109, S. 1936, declaring the month of November as the National Book Month. In partnership with Parasurat […]