Baguio does Summer Poetry Slam 2015

Mt Cloud Bookshop with the 54th National UP Writers Workshop, Hill Station, and Cafe By The Ruins present: Summer Poetry Slam 2015 PRIZES! 3rd: Mt Cloud Bookshop Shirt Yagam GC for coffee and tapuy Likhaan Journal 2nd: 200php Mt Cloud Gift Cert Hill Station Gift Cert Poetry Book from BWG Likhaan Journal 1st: 300php Mt […]

Eugene Y. Evasco magbibigay ng panayam na “Ang Pagbabagong-bihis ng mga Aklat Pambata”

Malugod na inaanyayahan ng UP Institute of Creative Writing ang mga guro at mga estudyante sa Panayam Lecture ni Prop. Eugene Y. Evasco sa 21 Abril 2015, Martes, 1:00 nh-2:30 nh sa Pulungang Recto, Faculty Center ng UP Diliman. Ang panayam ay pinamagatang “Ang Pagbabagong-bihis ng mga Aklat Pambata.” Wala pong bayad ang pagdalo at […]

Fellows of the 54th UP National Writers Workshop announced

The Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) announces the fellows to the 54th UP National Writers Workshop to be held from 10-17 May in Baguio City. The fellows, associates, advisers of the UP ICW selected twelve writers in mid-career to participate in the annual workshop. Heading this year’s workshop is […]

Call for nominations for the 15th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award

The UP Institute of Creative Writing and the Madrigal-Gonzalez Family are making a call for nominees to the 15th Madrigal Gonzalez Best First Book Award.    The award is given to the best first book by a Filipino writer, and alternates each year between books written in Filipino and in English. This year, the award […]

Gémino H. Abad to lecture on “A Poetics of Writing”

We’re inviting everyone to “A Poetics of Writing,” a lecture by Professor Emeritus Gémino H. Abad on February 12, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Claro M. Recto Hall, Faculty Center (Bulwagang Rizal), UP Diliman. The lecture is free and open to the public. Like the UP ICW on Facebook: Design and art by […]

Deadline to 54th UP National Writers Workshop extended to 6 February 2015

LIKHAAN: The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the 54th UP National Writers Workshop to be held in Baguio City in April 2015.

Here are the submission guidelines:


To qualify, applicants must (1) be writers in English or Filipino; (2) must have attended at least one creative writing workshop (national/regional, including the UP National Writers Workshops), or earned a degree in Creative Writing/Malikhaing Pagsulat, or won at least one national/international literary award; (3) must have published at least one book of poetry, fiction, nonfiction or drama, or have had a full-length play or a film produced. 

UP celebrates the written word with Writers’ Night

The Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing invites everyone to UP Writers’ Night, an annual gathering of writers, artists, academics, and lovers of the written word, and the ICW’s culminating activity for the year. UP Writers’ Night 2014 will be held on 5 December, Friday, starting at 6 p.m. at the Executive House in UP […]

Writers Night 2014 on December 5

This years Writers Night will be held on December 5, 6 p.m., at the Executive House, UP Diliman, Quezon City. The UP Writers’ Night is held annually by the UP ICW as a venue for the awarding of the Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award, the launch of the latest issue of the Likhaan Journal, and […]

Forum tungkol sa mga isyu sa pagsusulat gaganapin sa UP Diliman

Handa ka na bang magsulat ng sarili mong aklat? Do you have what it takes to even finish a book? Hopeless ka ba sa pagsusulat? Umattend sa “Mga Depressing Issues ng Pamilya, Puro at Pera at Iba Pang Balakid at Inspirasyon sa Pagsusulat ng Aklat,” isang forum na gaganapin sa Faculty Center ng UP Diliman […]

J. Neil C. Garcia to lecture on myths and writing at the UP Diliman

Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing invites everyone to attend “Myth and Writing: Notes from the Field” by Prof. J. Neil C. Garcia on 22 October 2015, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., at the Faculty Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City. According to Prof. Garcia, he will “examine the idea and practice of myth […]