NBS Warehouse Sale is back

Begin the year with great bargains and great finds at National Book Store’s Warehouse Sale. Get up to 80% off on books, supplies and gift items from January 15 to 19, 2014, 10 am to 7 pm, only at the 4th Floor of National Book Store Quezon Avenue cor. Sct. Borromeo and Panay Avenue


Tanghalang Pilipino presents Mga Ama, Mga Anak

Excerpts from the article Tropical Gothic: Nick Joaquin Revisited by Joseph Galdon. “Nick Joaquin’s stories reflect the theology of culture, but the theological levels are folk levels than dogma.” “National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera called Nick Joaquin our ‘most stimulating’ lay theologian in 1968.” “In December of 1975, Joaquin published Fathers and Sons. A melodrama in […]


Samahan ang LIRA sa kanyang Sibol sa Conspiracy

Samahan ang mga makata ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) at mga kaibigan sa sining sa unang LIRAHAN ngayong 2014!  Magkita-kita tayo sa ika-21 ng Enero, 2014, Martes, 7-9 ng gabi, sa Conspiracy Bar, Visayas Avenue, Lungsod Quezon para sa isa na namang gabi ng tula at musika, isang pagsibol ng mga bagong […]


Kilapsaw: Tubig at Alaala, isang photopoetry exhibit sa Conspiracy

Bago ang LIRAHAN sa Enero 21, magkakaroon muna ng isang photopoetry exhibit sa Enero 13 sa Conspiracy Garden Cafe ang ilang mga kaibigan sa panitikan at sining. Tunghayan ang mga litrato nila Mar Anthony Dela Cruz, Rita Dela Cruz, Wennielyn Fajilan, Jo Lontoc, Karl Orit, Haidee Pineda, Arlyn P. Romualdo, Beverly Wico Siy-Verzo at Ronald […]


NBDB now accepting applicants for 2014 writing grant

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is calling upon authors with manuscripts for books to apply for the National Book Development Trust Fund Grant for 2014. The chosen manuscripts will receive a grant of at least P200,000.00 each. Manuscripts should be on any of the following: Islamic Studies, Gender Studies (Women in Science), Biodiversity/Health and […]


2013 National Book Development Trust Fund recipients announced

The NBDB is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 National Book Development Trust Fund in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200,000.00) each.  Local History of a Province Written in English or Filipino: 1) A Night of Sendong, an English translation of the book Sa Kagabhion sa Sendong Narratives of Children-Survivors by […]


William Shakespeare rap musical to be staged at Star Theater from January 31-February 16

What could be more interesting than introducing William Shakespeare through rap rhythm and hip-hop beats? As the Philippine Educational Theater Association’sWilliam raps back on stage, this time at the Star Theater in Pasay City, it will never stop to teach the youth how Shakespeare shaped the world of theater and the arts. The play’s characters represent […]


53rd UP National Writers Workshop now accepting applications (repost)

LIKHAAN: The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the 53rd UP National Writers Workshop to be held in Baguio City on 6-13 April 2014. Here are the submission guidelines: QUALIFICATIONS To qualify, applicants (1) must be writers in English or Filipino; (2) must have attended at least […]


USLS announces the 14th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop

The University of St. La Salle-Bacolod (USLS) is inviting young writers to submit their application for the 14th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop which will be held on April 20-26, 2014 at Balay Kalinungan, USLS-Bacolod. Applicants should submit original work: either 6 poems, 2 short stories, or 2 one-act plays using a pseudonym, in one (1) computer-encoded hard copy […]


Bookwatch is looking for literary humorists

Bookwatch is looking for humorists for its 2014 issues. Bookwatch, published by the National Book Development Board – Philippines, is edited by poet and artist Marc gaba. Single-frame comics, poking fun at books and readers and writers, such as the one by Apol Sta Maria shown here. Open submissions: please send to marc_escalonagaba@yahoo.com.ph, by January 19. Payment details […]