Likhaan Journal now accepting submissions for 8th issue

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the eighth issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. 

The Philippines’ leading literary peer-reviewed journal, the Likhaan Journal is published annually with funding from the Office of the Chancellor of UP Diliman. It features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino.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.

Award-winning fiction writer and ICW associate Rosario Cruz-Lucero will be the issue editor, while award-winning writer Heidi Eusebio Abad and Palanca Hall of Fame awardee Eugene Evasco will serve as associate editors in English and Filipino, respectively.

Call for submissions: LIRA Filipino Poetry Clinic 2014

Binubuksang muli ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA), ang pinakamatanda at nangungunang samahan ng mga makata sa wikang Filipino, ang Taunang Klinikang Pampanulaan para sa mga nais lumahok. Ang lingguhang klase tuwing Sabado at Linggo mula 9:00 n.u. hanggang 5:00 n.h ay tatagal mula Hunyo hanggang Setyembre, subalit magkakaroon pa rin ng iilang klase hanggang Nobyembre. Gaganapin […]

UP CAL SC, UP UGAT, and UP WC team up for “Press UP!”: Journalism and Literary Skills Training

The College of Arts and Letters Student Council, in cooperation with UP UGAT and UP Writers Club, invites you to… “Press UP!”: Journalism and Literary Skills Training FEB 11, 2014 4-5PM | News writing | Speaker: Victor Gregor Limon, Assoc Editor, Philippine Collegian  5-6PM | Editorial Writing | Speaker: Kenneth Guda, Editor and Writer, Pinoy […]

Short+Sweet Theater to showcase plays in Manila

The Australian-based Short+Sweet Theater will be showcasing 10 minuter plays in Manila this February for the first time. Auditions will be held on January 11, 2014 at Tanghalang Hermogenes Ylagan, Faculty Center UP Diliman, Quezon City, 1-5 pm. Experience the Short + Sweet-est 10 minutes of theatre performance!   The Sydney program of S+S is now the biggest short […]

UP CWS now accepting book donations

Found a few books lying around collecting dust while cleaning up for the new year? Why not pay it forward and share them with others by donating your books to our library? Give your books a new home and open them up to new readers! Community donations make up more than 3/4 of our library’s […]

UP DECL’s brings back PROFernalia

PROFernalia is back! See you on Friday, December 13, from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Faculty Center Galleria. Books and baked goods, and a whole lot more are up for sale. So if you’re looking for Christmas gifts and goodies, this is the best place for you.

Writers Night 2013–putting the fun in fundraising, and just a little bit more

Writers Night 2013, the annual gathering of writers and literature lovers at the UP Diliman, began with the announcement of the winner for the 13th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award at the Claro M. Recto Hall, Bulwagang Rizal, on December 6. Poet Allan Pastrana won for Body Haul. Four other UST Publishing House authors were included as finalists out of a total of six: Silver Fish, Hook of Moon by Neal Imperial; After the Body Displaces Water by Daryll Delgado; Agueda: A Ballad of Stone and Wind by Anna Maria L. Harper; and, Falling Into the Manhole: A Memoir by John Jack Wigley. Have by poet Marc Gaba was also nominated. Pastrana is also an alumnus of the UST’s Conservatory of Music, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Music Literature.

On hand to award Pastrana (pictured above, right) the winner’s check worth P50,000 were writers Erlinda Panlilio (center), representative for the Madrigal-Gonzalez family, and Jose “Butch” Dalisay (left), UP ICW director. Award-winning fictionist Charlson Ong, award-winning poet Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, and Prof. Shirley O. Lua, director of the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University, made up this year’s panel of judges.

Likhaan Journal 7 launch set

Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing is proud to launch the seventh issue of the literary journal Likhaan. Issue editor National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera and associate editors Charlson Ong and Jun Cruz Reyes will be at the ceremony honoring this year’s contributors.  This will be at the on December 6, 7 […]

The UP Press Annual Book Sale starts this December 2

Good news for book lovers. All UP Press titles, including bestsellers and new releases, will be sold at a 20 percent discount and all consigned titles at a 5 percent discount. The nine new titles to be launched this November 29 at the Vargas Museum will be included at the UP Press Annual Book Sale. The book sale runs from […]

The Bard’s sonnets and stories to be performed in “have thy Will”

“have thy Will,” an original, all-Filipino production that re-imagines selected Shakespearean sonnets and the stories that they tell, will be staged at the UP Teatro Hermogenes Ylagan at 6 PM on December 6, 2013. The single show closes the first University of the Philippines International Shakespeare Conference on Shakespeare in Asia.  Devised and directed by […]