The UP Department of English & Comparative Literature, through the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, invites you to attend Triptych: Creative Writing Discussions and Writing U.P., a two-day gathering of creative writing roundtable discussions, site-specific writing in UP Diliman, and a literary reading on March 14 and 15, 2003 at the Pulungang Claro M. Recto (FC Conference Hall), College of Arts & Letters, University of the Philippines Diliman. This is a satellite event of the 5th Taboan Writers Festival which was held in Dumaguete City last month.

The activities are:

I. ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS (Day 1: March 14, 2013, Thursday, 9-5 P.M., FC Conference Hall): Gathering creative writing practitioners and teachers from the Metro Manila universities to discuss the issues and problems they face, both in the classroom and outside it, as writers who teach

9:30 A.M. – Keynote address, “Why I Teach Creative Writing” by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.

10:00 A.M. – Panel 1, Creative Writing Pedagogies: Sharing teaching strategies in and out of the classroom, revisioning the concept of creative writing in the academe

Speakers: Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, Dinah Roma, D.M. Reyes

1:00 P.M. – Panel 2, The Workshop: Exploring more possibilities for the classroom writers’ workshop

Topics and Speakers:

  • “In Santa’s Workshop: How the Elves Create Stories for Children by Heidi Eusebio Abad
  • “Soul Project: Teaching Creative Writing in the Only Undergraduate Creative
  •  Writing Subject in the University of Santo Tomas” by Nerisa del Carmen Guevara
  • “The Role of Mentors” by Shirley Lua

3:00 P.M. – Panel 3, New Media and Technologies: Considering the available interface as means or material for creative writing

Topics and Speakers:

  • “Creative Writing, the Net, and Creative Writing Programs” by Martin Villanueva
  • “Teaching Interactive Storytelling” by Vicente Groyon III
  • “Exploring the End” by Carljoe Javier

II. WRITING U.P. (Day 2: March 15, 2013, Friday, 9:00-11:30 A.M., UP Diliman Campus): Gathering writing students in UP Diliman for a writing activity in selected locations in UP Diliman.

Meeting time and point is 8:30 A.M. at the Magdangal Statue in front of the CAL New Bldg.

III. LITERARY READING (Day 2: March 15, 2013, Friday, 3-5 P.M, FC Conference Hall): Readings and performances of selected works by creative writing faculty and students including the output from the Writing U.P. activity

The events are free and the public is invited to attend.

For more details please call the Department of English & Comparative Literature at +632 926-3496, email or visit the UP Department of English & Comparative Literature Facebook page.