Fifteeen PRS 11 fellows announced

From more than 130 entries, 15 fellows are chosen to join the 11th Palihang Rogelio Sicat on 16 -20 May, 2018 in Baguio. The fellows are: Ricardo G. Patriarca of Cavite, and Kristinne Nigel Cenosin Santos of Malolos, Bulacan (Drama); Wilmor L. Pacay III of Makati (Flash Fiction); Charmaine Lasar of Sto. Tomas Batangas, Mubarak […]


Villena, E.J.

Si Eric John Betita Villena ay isang manunulat na naka-base sa Cagayan de Oro. Matagal na niyang na indie-publish ang unang koleksiyon ng mga kuwento na “Thus It Rain To- Night and Other Stories” (Lulu Press, Inc.); nalathala ang isang kuwento niya sa this is how you walk on the moon anthology (Ethos Books Singapore), […]


Villagracia, Bobby V.

Ipinanganak ako sa Labo, Camarines Norte noong ika-5 ng Agosto, 1958 ng mag-asawang Lorenzo Asis Villagracia Sr. at Preciosa Jamito Villaluz. Siyam kaming magkakapatid, si Aleli, (SLN), ako, Melanie, Liza, Ronel, Gemma, Emmanuel, Vivian at Lorenzo Jr. Dalawa ang anak namin ng asawa kong si Alice Bibat Bilbao, si Fritzie Gaile at Juan Marco, may dalawa sa unang […]


Valles, Eric Francis Tinsay

Eric Tinsay Valles captures snatches of home in exile, whether physical or spiritual. He was nominated for the Singapore Literature Prize and won a Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing prize for poems in his second collection, After the Fall (dirges among ruins). His first poetry book was A World in Transit. He co-edited the Get Lucky anthology of […]


Vizcarra, Natasha

Natasha Vizcarra is a Filipino children’s book author, science writer, and essayist. Her award-winning stories for children include “Ang Itim na Kuting” published by Adarna House, and “Ang Pintor ni Garu” published by Lampara Books. Her science features and essays in the US have appeared in Sensing Our Planet, Science Findings, and High Country News. Her journalistic work […]


Torres, Denver Ejem

Denver Ejem Torres is a poet and essayist. He writes in two languages, English and Bisaya. He earned his degree in English Language & Literature Studies from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. He’s been a Fellow for Literary Translation and Poetry to several writers’ workshops. His poems have been published in the Philippines, Singapore, India and the […]


Art for Alice Fundraiser Event Slated for May 5

The Art for Alice Guillermo is a fundraiser hosted by the UP Department of Art Studies (DAS), College of Fine Arts (CFA), colleagues from UP Diliman, and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), and is slated on May 5, 2018, Saturday, 4 to 8 pm, at the UP CFA Auditorium.  Professor Guillermo is professor emeritus […]


Call for Entries for 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature

The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the longest-running and most prestigious literary contest in the country now on its 68th year, is now accepting entries to its regular categories as follows: English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play; Filipino Division – […]


INQUIRER.NET: Acclaimed debut novel tackles Fil-Am immigrant experience

Link: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/292431/acclaimed-debut-novel-tackles-fil-immigrant-experience/ by Ruel De Vera On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be much happening in the life of Geronima “Hero” De Vera when she arrives in Milpitas early in  “America is Not The Heart: A Novel” (Viking, New York, 2018, 406 pages), the debut novel of Filipino-American writer Elaine Castillo. She is surrounded by […]


UP ICW Issues Call for Submissions for the Gémino H. Abad Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Literature

DEADLINE OF APPLICATION EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15, 2018 On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing will be holding the Gémino H. Abad Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Literature on September 20-22 at the University of the Philippines Hotel, UP Diliman, Quezon City. This ICW project will accommodate a total of […]