Rosario Cruz-Lucero lecture for UP ICW Panayam Lecture Series set for October 1

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) invites everyone to the lecture, “What do Nick Joaquin and Bob Ong have in common?” by Prof. Rosario Cruz-Lucero. The lecture, which is part of the UP ICW’s Panayam Lecture Series, will be held on October 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the C.M. Recto Hall, Bulwagang Rizal, UP Diliman, Quezon City.


54th UP National Writers Workshop now accepting applications

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:

QUALIFICATIONS

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. 


Call for nominations for the 14th 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 14th 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 is open to first […]


Likhaan Journal 8 extends deadline for submissions to May 7

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) has extended to May 7, the deadline for submissions for the eighth issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature.

The editorial board, led by award-winning fiction writer and ICW associate Rosario Cruz-Lucero, granted the extension to allow more regional writers to submit their work.

The Philippines’ leading literary peer-reviewed journal, the Likhaan Journal is published annually with funding from the Office of the Chancellor of UP Diliman. It features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. Submissions to the journal undergo a strict pre-screening and blind refereeing process by both the editors and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside UP.

Lucero will be the issue editor, while award-winning writer Heidi Eusebio Abad and Palanca Hall of Fame awardee Eugene Evasco will serve as associate editors in English and Filipino, respectively.


Likhaan Journal now accepting submissions for 8th issue (repost)

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the eighth 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 Office of the Chancellor of UP Diliman. It features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. Submissions to the journal undergo a strict pre-screening and blind refereeing process by both the editors and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside UP.

Award-winning fiction writer and ICW associate Rosario Cruz-Lucero will be the issue editor, while award-winning writer Heidi Eusebio Abad and Palanca Hall of Fame awardee Eugene Evasco will serve as associate editors in English and Filipino, respectively.


Fellows of the 53rd UP National Writers Workshop announced

The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) announces the fellows to the 53rd UP National Writers Workshop to be held from 6-13 April in Baguio City. The fellows, associates, and advisers of the UP ICW selected twelve writers in mid-career to participate in the annual workshop. Heading this year’s workshop is […]


UP ICW fellows to lecture at UP Baguio

Teachers and students are invited to theCAC Talastasan Lectures to be held on April 9, 2014, at the CSS-AVR, U.P. Baguio. Fellows of the Likhaan U.P. Institute of Creative Writing will talk about special topics on children’s literature and creative writing: Morning Session (09:00-12:00) Prof. Heidi Emily Abad The Breadth and Depth of Children’s Literature […]


Likhaan Journal now accepting submissions for 8th issue

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the eighth 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 Office of the Chancellor of UP Diliman. It features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. Submissions to the journal undergo a strict pre-screening and blind refereeing process by both the editors and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside UP.

Award-winning fiction writer and ICW associate Rosario Cruz-Lucero will be the issue editor, while award-winning writer Heidi Eusebio Abad and Palanca Hall of Fame awardee Eugene Evasco will serve as associate editors in English and Filipino, respectively.


Writers Night 2013–putting the fun in fundraising, and just a little bit more

Writers Night 2013, the annual gathering of writers and literature lovers at the UP Diliman, began with the announcement of the winner for the 13th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award at the Claro M. Recto Hall, Bulwagang Rizal, on December 6. Poet Allan Pastrana won for Body Haul. Four other UST Publishing House authors were included as finalists out of a total of six: Silver Fish, Hook of Moon by Neal Imperial; After the Body Displaces Water by Daryll Delgado; Agueda: A Ballad of Stone and Wind by Anna Maria L. Harper; and, Falling Into the Manhole: A Memoir by John Jack Wigley. Have by poet Marc Gaba was also nominated. Pastrana is also an alumnus of the UST’s Conservatory of Music, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Music Literature.

On hand to award Pastrana (pictured above, right) the winner’s check worth P50,000 were writers Erlinda Panlilio (center), representative for the Madrigal-Gonzalez family, and Jose “Butch” Dalisay (left), UP ICW director. Award-winning fictionist Charlson Ong, award-winning poet Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, and Prof. Shirley O. Lua, director of the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University, made up this year’s panel of judges.
 


Likhaan Journal 7 launch set

Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing is proud to launch the seventh issue of the literary journal Likhaan. Issue editor National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera and associate editors Charlson Ong and Jun Cruz Reyes will be at the ceremony honoring this year’s contributors.  This will be at the on December 6, 7 […]