Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Writing Competition now accepting entries

Rules and Conditions 1. The Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Writing Competition is open to all Filipinos. 2. Entries must not have been previously published, and all entrants must warrant the originality of their submitted entries. 3. Writers may submit only one entry, in English or Filipino, which shall be of 1,000 words or less. This […]

Tanghalang Pilipino presents Prinsipe Munti

Watch out for the upcoming move-over shows of Tanghalang Pilipino’s PRINSIPE MUNTI, this coming September 2015. The story is a heartwarming theatrical adaptation by Layeta Bucoy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless classic Le Petit Prince / The Little Prince. It’s a fun mix of storytelling and entertainment through performance with music and shadow play and […]

Dulaang UP presents ‪#‎R‬

Don’t forget to catch Dulaang UP’s ‪#‎R‬</3J, a multimedia hallucination on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. #R</3J retells the story of the star-crossed lovers transforming Verona into a concrete jungle at the heart of Metro Manila – teeming with corruption, revolt, advertisements, sex, social media and condominium units. This theatrical project seeks to dramatize, through a pastiche […]

Deadline extended para sa akda ng mga babae

Ang Gantala Press ay isang bagong palimbagang femenista na naglalayong tumugon sa kakulangan ng palimbagan ng at para sa kababaihan, tamilmil na paglulunsad ng akda ng mga babae, at makipot na plataporma para sa mga babaeng manunulat. Nais ng Gantala na suhayan ang maka-babaeng tradisyon na sinimulan ng mga babaeng manunulat sa Filipinas sa paglilimbag […]

Alejandria tinàwan onra sa Bulan nin Tataramon

Ginawadan nin plake nin pagmidbid kan Sumaro Bikolnon Inc. an Bikolnong parasurat na si Clemente Bolocon Alejandria (1895 – 1981) sa Ika-6 na edisyon kan Padurunongan na ginibo kan Agosto 20, 2015 sa banwaan nin Canaman, Camarines Sur. Si Alejandria sarong kompositor nin kanta, poeta asin mahigos na paraambag sa Calendariong Bicol, Sanghiran nin Bikol, […]

Gawad Emmanuel Lacaba now accepting entries

Gawad Emmanuel Lacaba is the annual literary contest of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Luzon. Emmanuel ”Eman” Lacaba, considered as one of the greatest Filipino poets, was also a dramatist and student journalist. He served as an editor of The Guidon, the official student publication of the Ateneo de Manila University and one of the […]

Gawad Digmaang Rosas 11 call for submissions


1.    Gawad Digmaang Rosas 11 is open to Kapampangan Youth participants who are 15-30 years old before November 6, 2015 (ceiling age as defined by R.A. 8044 or the Youth in Nation-Building Act).
2.     “Umalpas: Pagtatalaban ng Kaalaman at Karanasan” serves as the theme for the awards night which will be held in January 2016. Entries may or may not bear the theme.
3.    Participants who are not residents of Pampanga but have Kapampangan roots may join.
4.    Entries may be written in Kapampangan, Filipino or English. Entries should show Kapampangan sensibilities.

Call for papers for 3rd Literary Studies International Conference deadline extended to August 31

Call for Papers for 3rd Literary Studies International Conference (Universitas Sanata Dharma, Indonesia)

The 1965 Coup in Indonesia: Questions of Representation 50 Years Later
Conference date and venue: Oct. 21-22, 2015 at Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Department of English Letters, English Education, and the Graduate Program of English Language Studies, Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in cooperation with Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University and Reading Asia, Forging Identities in Literature (RAFIL), a consortium of universities in the Asia-Pacific region with programs and projects in the field of Asian literatures

The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to Aug. 31, 2015.

In 1965, one of the worst massacres of the 20th century occurred in Indonesia. At least 500,000 citizens were murdered without trial following what has been portrayed in the country’s “official” history as an abortive leftist coup. The political dissidents were called by the Army “Gestapu” (Gerakan September Tigapuluh [The Movement of the 30th September]) after the Nazi secret police.
Observers have noted that the cracking down of any form of resistance to the regime became a systematic political strategy of the “New Order,” a term used by Suharto to refer to his regime, and henceforth also used to refer to the years 1965-1998 in which Suharto ruled. With “Pancasila” as the national ideology, the New Order is said to have been propped up by widespread proliferation of representations of the “coup” in the regime’s historical accounts, mainstream historiography, and in the major media such as films, demonizing and blaming the victims themselves for the tragic event.

UP Press announces critical essay contest

THE UP PRESS CRITICAL ESSAY WRITING CONTEST As part of its golden anniversary celebration, The University of the Philippines Press is holding this contest to encourage Filipinos to read UP Press titles, and to promote the growth of critical literature about the multidisciplinary field of Philippine Studies. 1. The contest is open to all Filipinos, […]

UMPIL announces Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas awardees

The Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) or The Writers’ Union of the Philippines will hold the Writers’ Congress on 29 August 2015, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Venue will be the Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. This year’s Adrian Cristobal Lecturer is Solita Monsod, notable economist and media personality. […]