Food Magazine editor Ginny Mata gives talk on February 11

Food Magazine associated editor Ginny Mata will give a talk on food and food writing titled “Tasting Words” on February 11, Thursday at 5:30 PM at KRI Restaurant along Silliman Avenue. This is part of an ongoing lecture series sponsored by the Edilberto and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center of Silliman University.
Ms. Mata is also the founding baker of La Gordita, and has written extensively about food since graduating from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, where she once taught English and Creative Writing and had specialized in teaching food writing as a form of non-fiction. She has written for Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, and Sunday Inquirer Magazine. Mata has also worked on several books on food, namely A is for Adobo (Tahanan Publishing) and Bukidnon: The Filipino Frontier. She gives regular workshops on food writing for the Ayala Museum.
The event is co-sponsored by KRI. For more information, please contact Prof. Ian Rosales Casocot at 422-6002 loc. 350, or write (EETCWC)

DLSU to host Writers in Conversation

Writers in Conversation
featuring Luisgé Martín, Carla Pacis, Eros Atalia
Hosted by Timothy Montes
11 November 2015 (Wednesday), 11:00AM-12:30PM
European Documentation Centre, 13th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, Manila

Lovers of literature are welcome to the event. Admission is free. Please bring ID and enter through DLSU Gate 2 (Northgate, leading directly to Henry Sy Hall). 

This event is organized by the DLSU Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center in partnership with Instituto Cervantes de Manila and the Embassy of Spain. It is supported by the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), under the Mobility grants awarded by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E). 

About the Writers
Luisgé Martín is the venerated author of La mujer de sombra (The Woman in Shadow, 2012), a novel of psychological depth; La misma ciudad (The Same City, 2013), hailed one of the best national books of the year by ABC España; and La vida equivocada (The Wrong Life, 2015), which explores dark themes of excess and failure in humanity; among others. He works as a columnist in various Spanish periodicals such as El Viajero, Babelia, El País, and Shangay Express. 

Carla Pacis is well-known for her books for young adults and children, and creative nonfiction such as A Sea of Stories. Tales of Sulu (2000); Birdflight (2000); Enrique El Negro (2003); and Of Jars and Weaves, Terraces and Beads: Icons of Our Living Culture (2006). She is the founding member of Kwentista ng mga Tsikiting (Kuting) and member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She teaches literature and creative writing at DLSU, and serves as Associate Director of the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center since 2011. 

Eros Atalia is popular for his entertaining works of fiction with deep, humorous insights into the quotidian. They include: Peksman (mamatay ka man) Nagsisinungaling Ako (2007); Ligo na U, Lapit na Me (2009); It’s Not That Complicated: Bakit Hindi pa Sasakupin ng mga Alien ang Daigdig sa 2012 (2012); and Tatlong Gabi, Tatlong Araw (2013), which bagged the Grand Prize for Novel in Filipino at the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. He is a columnist for Pilipino Mirror and teaches with the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Santo Tomas. 

Timothy Montes is the author of The Black Men, a collection of short stories published by Anvil in 1994. He has been a recipient of national literary awards like the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Philippines Graphic, Philippines Free Press, and the Writers Prize from the National Commission for Culture & the Arts. He teaches literature and creative writing at DLSU Manila.

For inquiries, please contact BNSCWC (632)5244611 local 233, email


FWGP’s Ime Morales talks about tips and secrets for freelance writers

Today, everyone has become a writer. With the world market becoming more open to cheap labor from countries like the Philippines, more people have started to write for money. This leads to short-term income opportunities for more writers, but in the long run, it could bring about serious economic problems for Filipinos who write for a living. 

Many so-called writers are going into freelance writing without any idea about fair practices and ethics. Some don’t even have the required skills and minimum expertise necessary to become an effective commercial writer. The Freelance Writers’ Guild of the Philippines (FWGP) has taken upon itself the role of helping educate freelance writers about their rights and responsibilities. The Guild is promoting awareness through social media and by holding talks and lectures, like the one happening on July 4.

FWGP founder Ime Morales is going to deliver a 3-hour talk to feature basic freelance writing tips and secrets, including a short segment with editor Rheea Hermoso-Prudente who will speak about taxation for freelancers. And to underline the fact that many freelance writers these days sometimes cannot make headway in their careers because of restrictive rates, Ime is opening the event to all writers on a pay-what-you-can basis. Please refer to the event posters for more details.

More details here:

Biyaheng Panulat aakyat sa University of the Philippines – Baguio City

Inaanyayahan ang lahat ng interesadong estudyante, guro at mangingibig ng literatura na pumunta sa Biyaheng Panulat, University of the Philippines – Baguio City, sa pagdalaw nina Jun Cruz Reyes, Ricky Lee, Eros Atalia, Manix Abrera, Dong Abay, German Gervacio, Allan Derain at Bob Ong.

Gaganapin ang Biyaheng Panulat sa Bulwagang Juan Luna, University of the Philippines Baguio, April 17, 1-5 PM.

Ang Biyaheng Panulat ay itinuturing na isa sa pinakamalaking proyekto sa larangan ng literatura ngayong taon. Nakapunta na sa iba’t ibang eskwelahan ang Biyaheng Panulat tulad ng Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippine Normal University, National Teachers College, University of the Philipines – Manila, Holy Angel University, De La Salle University –Dasmarinas, Tarlac State University, UP – Los Banos, Palawan State University at Mindanao State University – Marawi. Ang Biyahe ay Inoorganisa ng CENTER FOR CREATIVE WRITING – PUP.

The University of the Philippines Press to celebrate 50th anniversary this year

The University of the Philippines Press is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It has lined up special events the whole year long for its golden year,

2015 Calendar of Events

March 2–31        
Month-long Anniversary Sale        

March 23    
Special One-Day Sale
UP Press Bookstore Diliman

March 19        
The UP Roundtable on Myth and Writing
In Honor of Dr. Damiana L. Eugenio

Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, 2:00 p.m.

April 17        
Launching of new books

Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, 5:00 p.m.

May 19–21        
42nd ALBASA Inc. Book Fair
Cebu City

July 22–25        
19th Philippine Academic Book Fair
SM Megamall

September 16–20    
36th Manila International Book Fair
SMX Convention Center

December 1–11    
Christmas Sale
UP Press Bookstore Diliman

For inquiries and more details, please call (632) 926-6642 or e-mail

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Biyaheng Panulat dadalaw sa Palawan State University

Inaanyayahan ang lahat ng interesadong estudyante, guro at mangingibig ng literatura na pumunta sa Biyaheng Panulat, Palawan State University, sa pagdalaw nina Jun Cruz Reyes, Ricky Lee, Eros Atalia, Manix Abrera, Dong Abay, at Bob Ong.

Gagawin ang Byaheng Panulat sa Palawan State University, January 29, 1-5 pm, sa Performing Arts Center.

Nakapunta na sa iba’t ibang eskwelahan ang Byaheng Panulat tulad sa Tarlac State University, De la Salle Dasmarinas, at UP Los Banos. Ang Byahe ay isinasaayos ng Center for Creative Writing – PUP.

Biyaheng Panulat Caravan pupunta sa UPLB

Inihahandog ng Center for Creative Writing ng Polytechnic University of the Philippines sa pakikipagtulungan ng The UPLB Com Arts Society ang

Caravan para sa Panulat na Naghahanap sa Bayan

Makinig sa primyadong manunulat ng bansa:
Jun Cruz Reyes
Eros Atalia (Ligo na U, Lapit na Me)
Ricky Lee (Para Kay B)
Manix Abrera (Kikomachine Komiks)
at sa espesyal na partisipasyon ni Bob Ong at Dong Abay!

November 4, 2014, Martes
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SEARCA Auditorium

Para sa ticket reservations at inquiries, contact Sarah at 0936 459 2659 or approach any ComArtSoc member.

Kitakits at makisakay na sa isang kakaibang biyahe!

FWGP and NBDB host TAXTalks, a discussion on taxes for writers

On March 3, 2014, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued RR 4-2014 or the “Guidelines and Policies for the Monitoring of Service Fees of Professionals.” In it self-employed professionals are now being asked to issue official receipts and to register their books and receipts annually, among other requirements. This new regulation has been met with confusion among members of the self-employed sector, including freelance writers.

To help self-employed writers understand the provisions in the new regulation, the Freelance Writers’ Guild of the Philippines (FWGP) together with the National Book Development Board (NBDB) are hosting a roundtable discussion between the writers and representatives from the BIR. Tax lawyers and accountants are also expected to be on hand to answer questions from the writers.

All professional writers are invited to attend TAXTalks on May 2, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at the NBDB office at Unit 2401 Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig. FWGP encourages writers to speak out and ask their questions since this new regulation is going to change the way writers earn their living.

For more information, please send an email to    

Kritika Kultura Reading Series presents Gina Apostol

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, will be hosting a reading and lecture by novelist Gina Apostol on April 10, 2014, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Natividad Galang Fajardo Room, De La Costa Hall, Ateneo de Manila University. The event is co-sponsored by the Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices and the Fine Arts Program of the School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University.

New York-based Apostol was the Bennett fellow, writer-in-residence at the Phillips Exeter Academy, where she finished the first draft of her novel Gun Dealers’ Daughter,  winner of the 2013 PEN Open Book Award. She has two other books: Bibliolepsy (U of the Philippines P) and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata (Anvil).

This event is part of the Kritika Kultura Reading Series, which aims to give a space for emergent writers to read from their newly published projects or works in progress. 


9th Literature Week sa PNU, kasado na

Dumalo sa darating na 9th Literature Week sa PNU.

LITERATURE IN (PR)AXIS: A Revolution around the Orbit of Arts 

LUNES: 150php (non PNUan)

KEYNOTE: Literature as the Catalyst of Social Mobility ni Ferdinand Lopez 

“In Pursuit of the M(USE) within the Contemporary Philippine Fantasy literature” ni Edgar Samar [10-11:30am]

“E-Litt: Electronic Literature, Everyone’s Literature” ni Mina Esguerra [1-2:30pm]

“Sensitive Issues from Innocent Eyes” ni Rhandee Garlitos [2:30-4pm]

MARTES: 120php (non PNUan)

“De-Standardizing Literature: When Literature Is and Is not” ni Mykel Andrada [10-11:30am]

“21st Century Novel” ni Alan Navarra [1-2:30pm]

“Panitikan Sa Lansangan” ni Raymond “ABRA” Abracosa [2:30-4pm]

Ang pre-registration ay hanggang Sabado, Pebrero 8.

LUNES – 100php for whole day, 60php for half day

MARTES- 80php for whole day, 30php for morning, 60php for afternoon.

Dahil hindi dapat kinukulong ang panitikan sa apat na sulok ng silid aralan!