The Katig-uban han mga Magsusurat ha Sinirangan Bisayas or the Katig Writers Network, Inc., an organization of practising writers in Eastern Visayas, and the University of the Philippines in the Visayas-Tacloban College (UPVTC) through its Gender and Development Office and its Humanities Division is set to launch multi-awarded poet, Merlie M. Alunan’s first poetry collection in Cebuano, Pagdakop sa Bulalakaw ug uban pang mga balak, on 15 March 2013 at the UPVTC Multipurpose Hall.

The international journal Kritika Kultura will feature Ateneo de Manila University scholar Dr. Oscar V. Camponanes’s lecture “Historiographic Critique in American Empire Studies” on March 15, 2013, 4:30 p.m., at SEC-C 201, Ateneo de Manila University. This is the seventh installment of Kritika Kultura’s Global Classroom Series.

TANGHALANG PILIPINO (TP), the resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), is proud to present the 2013 Summer Theater Adventure, a month-long program of various theatrical activities in different age levels designed to unleash the creative potentials of aspiring theater artists. TP’s acting workshops have been highly-acclaimed by parents, students and educational institutions for the intensive training and excellent experience it imparts on the participants.

The DLSU BNSCWC and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts award ten fellowships for KRITIKA 2013: National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism, which will be held at the University of St.

Touchworx Group Inc. and Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the country's most iconic Filipino musicals with Vincent De Jesus and Ricky Lee's "Himala - A Celebration of the Musical", a concert featuring the well-loved songs from the musical "Himala, Ang Bagong Pagtingin sa Mukha ni Elsa".

UST Publishing House announces the launching of Ang Romansa ng Pagsagip ng Osong Marso/The Rescue of the March Bear: A Romance, first book of speculative poetry in Filipino by National Artist Virgilio S. Almario (aka Rio Alma) with an English translation by prizewinning poet Marne Kilates, on March 8, 2013, 5 pm, at Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

What do directors Joel Lamangan, Jose Javier Reyes, Soxie Topacio; playwrights Bonifacio Ilagan, Ed Maranan, Jose Victor Torres and Jose Dennis Teodosio; comedians Lou Veloso. Arnell Ignacio and Manny Castañeda and comediennes Beverly Salviejo and Ms. Tessie Tomas; dramatic and character actors and actresses Ricky Davao, Tommy Abuel, Pen Medina, Ronnie Lazaro, Joonie Gamboa, Spanky Manikan, Richard Quan, Migui Moreno, Jao Mapa, Mia Gutierrez, Alma Concepcion, China Cojuangco, Kakai Bautista and Ms. Ama Quiambao, and even the controversial Bb Gandanghari have in common?  

The Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing’s (ICW) Panayam Lecture Series returns this month with “PAGSULAT PARA SA MASA: ISANG BALIK- AT TUNGONG-TANAW SA ISANG PAG-IBIG” by award-winning writer/critic and College of Mass Communications Dean Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino. The lecture will be held at the Claro M. Recto Hall, Faculty Center on 6 March, 2:30 p.m.  

The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) announces the fellows to the 52nd UP National Writers Workshop to be held from March 31 to April 8 in Baguio City. The fellows and associates of the UP ICW selected twelve writers in mid-career to participate in the annual workshop. This year’s workshop director is award-winning writer Prof. Romulo D. Baquiran, Jr.


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