Taboan in Ateneo explores and revisits the potential impact of campus writing

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 11:53 -- admin


On 11 November 2016, the Ateneo de Manila University will host activities to celebrate campus literary writing and its potential to impact communities outside of the university, This is a satellite initiative of Taboan 2016 Literary and Cultural Festival.

"Pagbinayloay sa Katipunan" will have three events. The morning session (9 a.m. to 12 n.n., Faber Hall Function Room) will be a series of talks from writers who have developed writing-centered community projects. Confirmed speakers include Glecy Atienza who will speak of the work of the Philippine Education Theater Association, and Conchitina Cruz (with Cecille Pauline Montenegro-Florentino) who will speak of a project they endeavored with Batis AWARE.

The afternoon session (1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Faber Hall Function Room) will be a workshop on developing social/development projects related to the literary arts, during which the participants will present the project proposals they construct to the morning speakers for feedback and critique.

The evening program (7 to 8:30 p.m., Faura AVR) will revisit the writings from the Ateneo campus and/or by Ateneo graduates during Martial Law, examples of campus or university-based writings that were responsive to the conditions of the times. Confirmed readers include National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera, Fr. Albert Alejo SJ, Edgar Calabia Samar, Jam Pascual and Benilda S. Santos. The evening will also feature performances by the Ateneo Musicians’ Pool and Ateneo ENTABLADO.

All the events are open to observers. For inquiries please email Jomar Empaynado at

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