Garcia, J. Neil C.

J. Neil C. Garcia teaches creative writing and comparative literature at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where he serves as Director of the university press and a Fellow for Poetry in the Institute of Creative Writing. He is the author of numerous poetry collections and works in literary and cultural criticism, includingThe Sorrows of […]


Elmer Ordoñez’s fictionized biography to be launched, Aug. 4

Renowned literary critic, essayist and fictionist Elmer Ordóñez will launch his latest book, Father’s Doppleganger, August 4, Saturday, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Popular Bookstore, Tomas Morato St. (cor Timog avenue), Quezon City. Ordóñez said the book is his fictionized biography. “The book takes the reader to the turn of the 20th century […]


Journalist to launch first poetry book, Aug. 4

Raymund B. Villanueva of alternative media outfit Kodao Productions will launch his first book of poems titled Persolitika on Aug. 4, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Conspiracy Garden Cafe in Quezon City. In his Facebook post, Villanueva said the poems were written in a span of 25 years. He started writing poems when […]


Baquiran, Jr., Romulo P.

Romulo P. Baquiran, Jr. teaches literature and creative writing at the College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman, Quezon City. He has published several books of poems and essays–Mga Tula ng Paglusong (Poems of Entering the Water, 1992), Onyx (2003), and Kung Nanaisin (If You Like, 2009). Sagad sa Buto (Into the Marrow, 2011), and […]


Baytan, Ronald

Ronald Baytan is an associate professor in the Literature Department and the director of the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center at De La Salle University.  He holds a Ph.D. in English Studies from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He teaches queer/gay/gender studies, creative writing, poetry, creative nonfiction, and Philippine literature. He is the author of […]


PhilStar: Excessive invention as historical fiction

Krip Yuson reviews Lapu-Lapu: The Conquerer of Magellan, a 1938 novel in Cebuano by Vicente Gullas, with translation into English by Silliman author Erlinda Alburo and annotation and scholarship by Cebuano Studies Center founder Resil Mojares. KRIPOTKIN – Alfred A. Yuson Originally published by the (The Philippine Star) on July 23, 2018 – 12:00am Link […]


UP Press to launch 5 books on literature, Aug. 3

The following books on literature will be launched by the University of the Philippines Press on August 3, 5 p.m. at Balay Kalinaw: – Mga Apoy sa Ilaya at Iba Pang Kuwento by Rommel B. Rodriguez – Seekers of Spirit by Jude Ortega – Palawan, My Haven: A Memoir and a Journey with Former Governor […]


Book Talakayan: The Quiet Ones

Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books, in cooperation with Ateneo University Press, invites you to this month’s Book Talakayan: The Quiet Ones on July 21 2018, Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m. at SGD Coffee, Maginhawa, Quezon City. The Quiet Ones is a novel written by Glenn Diaz. It won the 2017 Palanca Grand Prize for Novel. Diaz […]


Call for Ideas: 2019 National Literature Month

In preparation for next year’s celebration, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), and the National Book Development Board (NBDB) are issuing a call for ideas, proposals, and existing projects that can be included to the official celebration of the 2019 National Literature Month. April is the National […]


58th UP National Writers Workshop Call for Submissions

LIKHAAN: The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the 58th UP National Writers Workshop to be held on 21-28 April 2019. The workshop aims to help published writers further hone their craft. Writers from the regions outside NCR are highly encouraged to apply. All fellows are […]