Panawagan para sa kontribusyon ng mga personal na sanaysay para sa Hay skul: mga sanaysay ukol sa hayskul sa Pilipinas

Ang saya ng high school 
Same in yours and my school 
Di na mapapantayan 
T’yak ganyan ang buhay na sadyang makulay 
Alaala kaylan man

-Sharon Cuneta, “High School Life” (1981)

Kung hindi ka repeater, apat na taon lang dapat noon ang high school. Hindi tulad ngayon, anim na dahil sa lintek na K to 12. Pero andami-dami nating kuwento noon tungkol sa kabalbalan, sa mga kaaway at minamahal na mga titser at kaklase, sa pakikipagsapakan at pakikipagtarayan, sa pagmamahal sa isa lang, tapos sa dalawa, tapos sa iba pa at maraming-marami pang ibang totoong kuwento na ating naranasan, na hanggang ngayon, nakabaon sa ating gunita. Minsan nababalikan ang mga kuwentong ito sa mga high school reunion. Tatawa tayo nang tatawa na parang bago sa atin ang mga kuwento kahit na alam naman natin lahat ang kuwento, at gasgas na ito, honest, kada reunion.


“From the Eyes of a Healer” extends deadline of submission

“From the Eyes of a Healer” has extended the deadline for accepting submissions of literary contributions (nonfiction, medical anecdotes) in English or Filipino that explore the rich experiences of medical doctors and medical students as they deal with patients, families, colleagues, and even relationships attheclinic or hospital. Stories may be about small or bigtriumphs, frustrations, […]


Call for contributions to From the Eyes of a Healer

We invite literary contributions (nonfiction, medical anecdotes) in English or Filipino that explore the rich experiences of medical doctors and medical students as they deal with patients, families, colleagues, and even relationships at the clinic or hospital. Stories may be about small or big triumphs, frustrations, dilemmas, empathy, and burnout. The submission guidelines are as […]


PEN to host launch of Elmer Ordoñez’s new book Snows of Yesteryear

The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will host the launching of “Snows of Yesteryear” (University of the Philippines Press, 2014) by Elmer A. Ordoñez on 31 January 2015, 5:00 in the afternoon, at the Solidaridad Bookshop, Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila. Ordonez is a SEA Write-Philippines awardee for 2008. He has […]


Call for registration: The Nonfiction Writing Workshop for Teens

The DLSU Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center and the National Book Development Board (NBDB) would like to invite parents to register their children for the Nonfiction Writing Workshop for Teens.  This workshop seeks to assist the teens in developing basic creative skills and fine techniques in writing a creative nonfiction work (e.g., personal essay, journal […]


Nuno sa Punso book launch sa Conspiracy, QC

Inaanyayahan ang lahat sa paglulunsad ng “Nuno sa Puso,” dalawang koleksiyon ng mga liham at pangaral sa pag-ibig mula kay Bebang Siy. Samahan ang mga makata ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) at mga kaibigan sa sining sa isa na namang gabi ng tula at musika sa Setyembre 16, 2014 (Martes), 7-9 ng […]


Earthquake stories deadline extended to May 15

Where were you on July 16, 1990? We need your stories. Deadline extended to May 15. BACKGROUND     The project aims primarily to complete the manuscript for a book on the Baguio experience of the July 1990 earthquake, titled “Histories in Memories: Remembering the July 16, 1990 Earthquake.” This project, which is a recipient of […]


DLSU to host two lectures by writer Robin Hemley

The Department of Literature, in cooperation with American Corner Manila, invites the public to Two lectures by Robin Hemley, 04 February 2014, Tuesday, at The Learning Commons, 13/F, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall. “Memoir or Fiction? The tough choices and responsibilities when writing from life” will be at 2:40 – 4:10 PM, and “Painful Howls From Places That Undoubtedly Exist:  A brief history of the […]


Literary submissions to Cruising now accepted

Manila Bulletin’s monthly travel magazine, will be starting its newest section, “The Written World” on our forthcoming issues. As writers fascinated not only with images and adventures but also with the written word, the editors deemed it best to open a literary section where we will feature poems of place and creative non-fiction that is […]


FWGP Openbook event tackles the truth and lies of nonfiction writing

Truth? Writing about yourself and your opinions can be harder than making up stuff. Three non-fictionists talk about the agony, the ecstasy, and the various techniques that go into writing under that big umbrella the english 202 peeps natter about as Creative Non-Fiction (or CNF). Food critic, travel writer, and doyenne of Pinoy horror Yvette Tan, […]