Cebu does Poetry Night with “Kasumaran: Pisik sa mga Tinagsip”

Cebu City’s monthly poetry night will be celebrating its first anniversary this month. Presented to you by UP Cebu TINTA, The Nomads, BATHALAD Sugbo, Handuraw Pizza Gorordo, and SuWhat, this month’s #BasaBalak will be called “Kasumaran: Pisik sa mga Tinagsip.” BATHALAD Sugbo started this monthly #BasaBalak years ago to gather fellow writers and read their […]


Maki-ALAB na para sa SANGHABI

Make your February more fun and meaningful! ALAB, an organization founded to celebrate Music, Literature, and the Arts, will hold its First Year Anniversary Open Mic, SANGHABI (One Weave), on February 27, 2016, 7-11:30 pm at Conspiracy Garden Cafe, Visayas Ave., Quezon City. Be part of our mini-Book and Lovers’ Fair and the Nuno sa […]


Panawagan para sa Versus

Wala na yatang pag-ibig ngayon na walang versus, o katunggali. Kung noon ay simple lang ang ka-tunggali: kapwa tao, halimbawa, o ang uri, ngayo’y mas malapot pa sa halaya ang pagkakalkal at mas dinamiko ang mga tunggalian. Hindi na basta milyang bundok o dagat ang kaaway ng interes, pagkat kahit lumapit sa mukha ang iniirog […]


Philippine PEN to conduct For Love of the Word Workshops

For Love of the Word: Workshops on Teaching Philippine Literature in High School and College A Philippine PEN Civil Society Programme 2015-2017 11-12 April 2016, Monday-Tuesday, 9:00AM-4:00PM University of Cebu, Banilad Campus, Cebu City Focus: 21st Century Philippine Literature from the Region Open to teachers of literature. No registration fee. Pre-registration a requirement.  The Philippine […]


SAGUPA: Antolohiya ng mga Tula, ilulunsad sa PUP

Ilulunsad sa Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas ang SAGUPA: Antolohiya ng mga Tula ng mga Makatang Guro ng Kagawaran ng Filipinolohiya ng PUP sa Pebrero 17, 2016 (Miyerkules), ika-1 ng hapon, sa Bulwagang Bonifacio, PUP Sta. Mesa, Maynila. Kabilang sa antolohiya ang mga tula nina Jomar Adaya, Arlan Camba, Jhonley Cubacub, Marvin Lobos, Maricristh Magaling, Romeo […]


Call for submissions to POZZIE PINOY: Essays and Stories about HIV-AIDS

The body is said to be the temple of the human soul. If this is true, then the body is a space where memories reside. It is a truth universally accepted that a person’s existence is not separate from the people that surround him/her for people bank on important and memorable experiences, be it painful […]


Call for papers to the 2nd National Conference for Philippine Studies

 The Dalubhasaan ng Umuusbong na Mag-aaral sa Araling FIliipino (DANUM), CLA Graduate Student Council, Filipino Department, College of Liberal Arts and De La Salle University will be conducting the 2nd National Conference for Philippine Studies for students, academicians and scholars in the field. It is the aim of this conference to strengthen the studies and […]


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 […]


In this election year, short play “Gapok” urges everyone to listen to the voices of the urban poor

Three months before the May elections, community theatre group Tanghalang Mulong Sandoval offers a short play entitled, “Gapok” which tackles urban poor families’ everyday woes and struggles. To be staged in different urban poor communities starting February 12, Gapok is about an urban poor family confronting their conflicts one morning as the community is facing […]


Bikol adaptation of Trifles to be staged, one hundred years after play’s premiere in 1916

The Bikol adaptation of Susan Glaspell’s Trifles will be staged by Teatro Ragayano this month, one hundred years after the one-act play was first staged in Wharf Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Hawla, Carlos A. Arejola’s adaptation of the play considered by many as “ahead of its time”, will be staged back-to-back with Gamgam, three monologues […]