LIKHAAN: The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the 56th UP National Writers Workshop to be held in Los Baños, Laguna from March 12 to 19, 2017.

Free Additional National Lecture on Social History in PUP

The Ateneo de Manila University Press, in cooperation with the Rizal Library, will unveil a total of 21 new books next month, a haul that includes titles on theology, history, media studies, science, and anthropology, among others, in addition to literary titles and even an illustrated guide to birdwatching.

Harvest 2016: The Ateneo de Manila University Press Grand Launch will be held on November 8, Tuesday, 4 PM, at the Rizal Library (5/F).

by Eliza Victoria

The real world, in general, does not treasure writers.

Or, rather: the things writers treasure—silence, daydreams, a rich inner life, the music of language, solitude—are the things that the real world may not consider important. People working outside the academe—people like me—feel this acutely. Who would pay me to critique a literary work? Who would pay me for every hour I spend untangling a story’s plot? Who would give me a comfortable room in order to read?

What are the conditions in which performance happen or is made, in the wake of or in response to a disaster? But we can be more expansive and ask how performance can be linked to disaster, if performance perchance may be thought in the terms of a disastrous event, how such thinking takes on board the implications of linking these two terms: disaster and performance and what possibilities are opened for a politics and ethics of performance.

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 Ateneo Korean Studies Program, the National Library of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, will host a lecture by Maria Luisa Torres Reyes titled “Refunctioning a Classical Genre: Han in Punch.” The lecture is part of the Window on Korea Cultural Event on Oct. 13, 2016. Dr. Reyes’s lecture is from 1:15 p.m. to 1:40 p.m., at Leong Hall Auditorium, Ateneo de Manila University.

Inaanyayahan ng Kataga, Samahan ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas, ang lahat na dumalo sa lunsad-aklat ng "Kataga II: Antolohiya ng Malikhaing Akda". Gaganapin ang paglulunsad sa Oktubre 15, 2016, Sabado, ika-apat ng hapon sa College of Fine Arts Auditorium, University of the Philippines - Diliman, Lunsod Quezon. 

Ang Kataga II ay binubuo ng 70 mga tula, maikling kwento, dagli, sanaysay at dula mula sa mga kasapi ng Kataga sa iba't ibang sangay (Online, Quezon City, Manila, Manila - South, Lucena - Panitik, Lucena - Tanghal at Zambales).

Inaanyayahan ang lahat sa lunsad-aklat ng “Toto O.” na isinulat ni Charmaine Lasar. Ang nobela ay nagwagi ng unang gantimpala sa nagdaang ika-65 Gawad Palanca. Ang 21 taon gulang na si Lasar ay popular na kilala bilang si “Justmainey” sa Wattpad, kung saan niya nahasa ang kanyang talento sa pagsulat. 

“Pag pinagsama-sama at pinagtahi-tahi ang maliliit na sirkulo ng totoong ito, susurpresahin tayo ng bisa ng mga monumental na pagtingin sa pagmalas sa buhay at pagku-kwento”, sabi ni Eros Atalia sa kanyang introduksiyon sa nobela.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
• The editors are interested in pieces that evoke a strong sense of place, its landscapes, history, and diversity of cultures in Northern Mindanao—Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Lanao del Norte.
• The anthology is open to both established and emerging writers (1) who live in Northern Mindanao, (2) who live elsewhere but grew up in Northern Mindanao, OR (3) have spent a good period of time in Northern Mindanao enough to inspire memories and feelings.

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative of Writing (UP ICW) announces the fellows to the first Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (ALBWW) to be held on October 14-17, 2016 at Microtel, UP TechnoHub, Diliman Quezon City. Presided over by this year’s Workshop Director Charlson Ong, the UP ICW has selected twelve stories from twelve writers.

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