ICW GOES ONLINE

We continue to promote Philippine literature and literacy in spite of adversity. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UP Institute of Creative Writing shifts its projects, old and new, online. Browse through our online fora, discussions, performances, and more.

GANAP: Literatura at Musika sa Gitna ng Pandemya

GANAP is a series of online performances by artists coming from the local literary community. It seeks to create a space where literature enthusiasts can gather and enjoy literary functions in the safety of their homes. For performers, GANAP is an avenue where they can freely express their own experiences and thoughts with regard to the issues the country is facing in the midst of this global crisis.

KABOG sets a stage where queer writers and artists can perform poetry that speaks of and for the LGBTQ+ under quarantine: isolation from their beloved communities, the repercussions of a militaristic approach on an already vulnerable population, the unbearable yearning for love and companionship, and so […]
MULAT is a tribute to the recent celebration of Independence Day. Moreover, it is a call to continue fighting for our right to good governance as our right to free speech is curtailed by the passing of the Anti-Terrorism Law and the shutdown of a media […]
Ang MUSIKAHAN ay isang selebrasyon ng samu’t saring wika ng ating bansa. Magkakaiba-iba man ang wika o dayalektong sinasambit ng bawat isa, maaari pa rin tayong pagbuklurin ng unibersal na mensahe ng musika. Dinggin at intindihin ang himig ng bawat awit, at kilalanin nang mas malalim […]
Ang yugtong ito ay ipinangalan sa itinatampok na koleksyon ni Louise O. Lopez na naglalaman ng mga tulang nilikha mula, tungkol, at para sa lungsod. Kasamang itatanghal ang iba pang katulad na akda ng iba pang kasamang makata. Sa yugtong ito, tayo ay sasamahan ni Louise […]

PAN: Panayam sa Panitikan sa Panahon ng Pandemya

The PAN series of online lectures and discussions aims to help writers with the production of literature considering the immense pressure brought by the pandemic. These conversations are made to foster a digital community where they can safely exchange ideas and enrich their own craft.

This episode discusses the experiences of different writers in their attempts to write in a pandemic-stricken Philippines. The goal of this installment is not to pressure viewers into writing, rather to help unpack the difficulties of producing literature in these times and propose ways to work […]
This is the second part of the episode that discusses the experiences of different writers in their attempts to write in a pandemic-stricken Philippines. The goal of this installment is not to pressure viewers into writing, rather to help unpack the difficulties of producing literature in […]
This episode features five panelists who give their own recommended readings for the quarantine. Like writing, reading is different for each of us, and we want to get as many perspectives on reading to find what kind of literature works for as many people as possible. […]

Interdiscplinary Book Forum
ONLINE

The Interdisciplinary Book Forum is held once every semester and constitutes a vital component of the UP Likhaan’s Literature for Social Development. Through the forum, the organization seeks to provide an academic venue in which to realize the imperative for dialogue and intellectual engagement across the various disciplines. In keeping with public safety protocols, the forum has been moved to an online platform.

This online discussion on Dr. Baticulon’s book becomes even more relevant as the COVID19 pandemic exposes the cracks in our healthcare system, growing and threatening to collapse on the vulnerable Filipino population. The panel comprises Prof. Sandra Nicole Roldan (Department of English and Comparative Literature, UP […]