As part of its celebration of Philippine Book Development Month, the National Book Development Board - Philippines (NBDB), the government agency mandated to develop and support the Philippine book publishing industry, has launched a call for applications for the National Book Development Trust Fund (NBDTF) Grant for 2015. Authors and organizations are invited to submit at least 25% of their manuscripts or research works for books.

The Parasurat Bikolnon writers organization congratulates the eleven fellows selected to participate at the 4th Saringsing Writers Workshop scheduled from December 21-23, 2014 at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture Sur (CBSUA Main Campus) in Pili, Camarines.

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, is inviting early career researchers to submit manuscripts for a three-day criticism workshop on the theme of “Philippine Literature and Cultural Studies in the Age of Transnationalism and Diaspora.” The criticism workshop, which will be held in Ateneo de Manila University from May 13 to 15, 2015, is organized in collaboration with Ateneo Institute for Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) and National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA)

Ang Gawad Dangal ni Balagtas 2015, isang parangal para sa mga huwarang manunulat sa Filipino. 

Kumikilala sa mataas na ambag sa panitikan, ang Dangal ni Balagtas ay iginagawad sa mga institusyon na nakapag-ambag sa pagpapayaman ng panitikan ng Filipinas at/o manunulat at alagad ng sining na nakalikha ng mga akdang nag-iiwan ng bakás o humahawi ng landas sa larangan ng pagsusulat. Pangunahing konsiderasyon ang pagpapamalas ng pagpapahalaga sa kultura, kaakuhan, at kayamanang pamana, bukod sa pambihirang pagkasangkapan sa Filipino at iba pang wikang panrehiyon o panlalawigan. 

Tumatanggap na ng aplikante ang Kataga-QC.

- Edad 18 pataas - Residente,

-Nag-aaral o Nagtatrabaho sa Q.C.

Ipadala ang maikling bio, poetika at ilang akda: 1 (kung maikling kuwento, dula o sanaysay); 5 (kung tula o dagli), sa katagakyusi@gmail.com

ATENEO ART GALLERY

Museum Hours:

Monday - Friday 8.00 AM - 7.30 PM
Saturday 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Entry period for the Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism 2015 is now open

The Ateneo Art Gallery and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation, Inc. have just announced the exhibitions to be reviewed by writers interested in submitting entries for the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism.

These exhibitions are:

Makilahok sa isang gabi ng bigkasan ng tula, kantahan, at inuman kasama ang mga makata ng Lingangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) at mga katoto sa sining ngayong darating na Martes, ika-9 ng Disyembre, alas 6-9 ng gabi sa Conspiracy Bar, Visayas Ave., Lungsod Quezon. Ito ay libre para sa publiko.

Samahan din ang pangkat BigKis, fellows ngayong taong 2014 sa klinikang Pampanulaan ng LIRA, sa pagdiriwang ng pagtatapos nila sataunang palihang ito at sa paglulunsad nila ng kanilang foliong pinamagatang "BigKis: Biglang Kislap" na naglalaman ng halos isang daang mga tula.

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University—in cooperation with Rizal Library—will be hosting a lecture by Vicente Rafael titled “The Humanities amid the Politics of Language: Examples from Singapore, the Philippines, and the United States.” The lecture will be on Dec. 15, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at 4/f new Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University.

They say you better not write if your motivation is money. But today, since new technologies, business innovations, and modern creative spaces are multiplying, opportunities for writers abound. But capturing these requires ingenuity, hard work, and continuous learning.

In 1860, the stingy and cranky Ebenezer Scrooge that hates Christmas; loathes people and runs his bank exploiting his employee Bob Cratchit and clients, giving a bitter treatment to his own nephew and acquaintances. However, on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the doomed ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley that tells him that three spirits would visit him that night.

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