We are inviting interested writers to submit poems in English and/or Filipino for possible inclusion in the 24th issue of High Chair’s online poetry journal, which will be released in June 2017.

Bukambibig Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines is now open for contributions to its first volume’s third quarterly issue themed ‘Disasters.’ The folio is looking for spoken word pieces that talk about natural disasters, climate change, global warming, affinity to urban/rural place, individualized experiences of the aftermath of disasters, etc. It seeks contributions from emerging and established Filipino poets who reside in the country or abroad. Entries should be composed of two to three poems (not more than 60 lines each) meant for performance and written in Bikol, Binisaya, English, Hiligaynon/Kiniray-a, Ilokano, Pangasinan, Tagalog, or combination of these languages. (A poem written in the local languages must have a three-sentence synopsis in English.)

About the forthcoming issue

Dissent, defiance: in Binisaya, supak, pagbikil; in Filipino, pagtutol, pagsuway (respectively). According to dictionary definitions, “dissent” as a verb means to hold or express opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially express; while “defiance” is open resistance, or bold disobedience. The term is apt in articulating the responses to the turbulent events that rocked our everyday lives as residents of Northern Mindanao and the rest of the country. The ongoing extra-judicial killings, allowing a dictator’s remains to rest on the Libingan ng mga Bayani, and on the global scale, the slow but certain effects of climate change in Earth on the long-term: all these and more paint a sad portrait of our world, which make imaginings of bleak and dystopian futures.

An informal discussion on the winning pieces of this year's Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in Short Story Cebuano category awaits attendees in the upcoming session of KAGIS Bisaya Meetup this December 10, 2016, 2PM - 5PM at Handuraw Pizza Mango Square Branch.

Now on its third leg, KAGIS Bisaya Meetup is a literary gathering of young Cebuano writers in the Cebu community. First organized last April 2016, KAGIS Bisaya is a community of young Cebuano authors writing in Cebuano.

Ano ba ang naging kalagayan ng mga mamamayan sa Panahon ng Bagong Lipunan? Ano ang naging sandigan ng sambayanan upang humugot ng lakas at pag-asa sa kabila ng kahirapan at kawalan ng katarungan?

Inihahandog ng Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society (UP Diliman Chapter) ang isang napapanahong panayam mula kay Dr. Raul Casantusan Navarro ukol sa Panahon ng Batas Militar at kung paano ginamit ang musika sa pagbuo ng diskurso ng Bagong Lipunan.
Gaganapin ang panayam sa Disyembre 8, 2016 (Huwebes) sa ika-anim ng gabi sa AVR, Juinio Hall, National Engineering Center, UP Diliman.

In celebration of the 30th year of Social History in PUP, the PUP Center for Social History (PUP-CSH) under the PUP Institute for Cultural Studies (PUP-ICS), PUP Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning and Development (PUP-OVPREPD)  will be holding a “National Seminar-Workshop on Social Research” on December 13-14, 2016 at the PUP BPO Center, Pureza St., Sta. Mesa, Manila. The seminar-workshop is FREE and open to High School, Senior High School and College faculty members.


LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing will be holding a two-day teachers’ training and seminar on Creative Writing and Malikhaing Pagsulat dubbed, “Reading and Teaching Different Genres of Literature” on January 20 and 21, 2017 at Microtel, UP TechnoHub, Diliman, Quezon City.


Likhaan Journal, the flagship literary journal published annually by Likhaan: The UP Institute of Creative Writing, will be launching its 10th volume this December 2 at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center in UP Diliman. Doors open at 5:30PM; program starts at 6:00PM.

The 10th issue will feature the following works and writers:

Short Story
Richard Calayeg Cornelio, “Zoetrope”
Israfel Fagela, “Creek”
Ana Margarita R. Nunez, “White”
Jenette Ethel N. Vizcocho, “Wash and Wear”


The Filipino Department, the Dalubhasaan ng mga Umuusbong na Mag-aaral ng Araling Filipino (DANUM), and the College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, in cooperation with the Aklan State University, are organizing the First International Conference on Philippine Studies (Third National Conference on Philippine Studies) for students, academicians and scholars in the said field. The conference committee will be accepting abstracts concerning but not limited to topics on Philippine culture, language and media. Abstracts on Asian culture, language and media are also welcome.

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University—in partnership with the Rizal Library (AdMU)—presents “Teodoro Agoncillo's The Revolt of the Masses: Text and Context After 60 Years,” a series of lectures featuring Paul Dumol, Vernon Totanes, and Resil Mojares. The event will be on Thursday, December 1, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., at the Rizal Library (4/f). The lecture is open to the public.

The lectures will revisit the text of Teodoro Agoncillo's The Revolt of the Masses, reconstruct the context in which it was written and published sixty years ago, and re-examine its continuing influence on Philippine historiography. What made Revolt revolutionary 60 years ago? In what ways can it still be considered revolutionary now?


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