Likhaan Journal, the flagship literary journal published annually by Likhaan: The UP Institute of Creative Writing, will be launching its 10th volume this December 2 at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center in UP Diliman. Doors open at 5:30PM; program starts at 6:00PM.

The 10th issue will feature the following works and writers:

Short Story
Richard Calayeg Cornelio, “Zoetrope”
Israfel Fagela, “Creek”
Ana Margarita R. Nunez, “White”
Jenette Ethel N. Vizcocho, “Wash and Wear”

Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr., “Manifest and other poems”
Paul Maravillas Jerusalem, “Arborescence”
Jose Luis Pablo, “Elemental and other poems”

Ronnie E. Baticulon, “How a Brain Surgeon Learned How to Ride a Bike”
Thomas Chaves, “Homoeroticism as the Poetry of the In-Between: The Self-Translations of Nicolas Pichay”
Jan Kevin Rivera, “Shoes from My Father”

Maikling Kwento
Arbeen Acuna, “Babala sa Balang Araw”
Rogelio Braga, “Kabanalan sa Panahon ng Digmâ”
Perry C. Mangilaya, “Ahas”
Chuckberry J. Pascual, “Ang Mga Nawawalang Mukha”

Buboy Aguay, “Pitong Tula sa Filipino”
Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo, “Kinalas mo na pala ang galeon”
Mark Angeles, “Di Lang Lalang”
Allan Popa, “Estranghero at Iba Pang Mga Tula”

Christopher Rosales, “Pugon na de-Gulong”
J. Dennis C. Teodosio, “Salvacion”

Celebrating 10 years of launching new visions of Philippine literature, this year’s journal boasts of the best and the brightest of the year’s writers. The Philippines’ leading literary peer-reviewed journal, the Likhaan Journal is published annually with funding from the University of the Philippines. It features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino.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.

UP Press director, award-winning writer, and critic J. Neil C. Garcia is the issue’s editor-in-chief, with award-winning writer and ICW associate Charlson Ong as associate editor.

The launch is part of the annual three-fold UP Writers Nights festivities, which begins at 4pm with the awarding of the Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award, and culminating with the Writers Night 2016 poetry readings and musical presentations, featuring up and coming and renowned poets and musicians.