UP DECL HOMECOMING ON JUNE 26 AT BAHAY NG ALUMNI
Centennial Homecoming and Reunion of the Alumni and Faculty of the
Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL) will be held at
the Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman on June 26, 2011, at 6:00 in the
grand reunion celebrates a hundred years of excellence, leadership, and
service, especially in creative writing, teaching, research and
publication in English language and literature, as well as in
comparative literary studies. The program will fete distinguished
alumni and faculty achievers, and honor these jubilarians: Royal
Diamond (graduates before 1950), Diamond (1950), Emerald (1955), Golden
(1960), Sapphire (1965), Ruby (1970), Coral (1975), Pearl (1980),
Silver (1985), and Platinum (1990).
HU ART DAW? REDESIGN SHAKESPEARE AND WIN CASH AND GOODIES FROM PETA
For its 44th Theater Season, PETA produces modern, educational and
entertaining plays and events that reintroduces Shakespeare and his works.
us demystify the Bard--make him less fearsome, easier to understand,
and lovable for all. Create a modern icon that will capture PETA’s hip,
fun, young and modern interpretation of Shakespeare that will appeal to
the youth! PETA produces modern, educational and entertaining plays and events that reintroduces Shakespeare and his works.
Contest participants must create a hip, fun, young and modern
Shakespeare icon for Philippine Educational Theater Association’s
(PETA), 44th Theater Season.
a. Entries can be hand drawn or digitally made (e.g. Adobe Photoshop).
b. The image must be in .jpg format. File size should not exceed 500kb.
c. Originality is encouraged.
DEPED AND CHED ENDORSE THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR-WORKSHOP ON CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Pilandokan Inc. (National Research Society for Children's Literature)
in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts
(NCCA) and the University of the Philippines College of Arts and
Letters (CAL), invites scholars, writers, illustrators, teachers,
students and advocates of children’s literature to the 3rd National
Conference and Seminar-Workshop on Children’s Literature. This will be
held at the Claro M. Recto Hall, College of Arts and Letters, UP
Diliman, Quezon City on October 14-16, 2011.
conference seeks to explore ways in which educators, advocates, writers
and publishers of children’s literature can share approaches,
techniques and findings with regard to production, teaching , research
and criticism of children’s literature in the Philippines. The
conference will cover practical and relevant topics on the genres and
aspects of children’s literature, namely: poetry, picture book,
television program, translation, retelling, illustration, creative
storytelling, and issues concerning science and medicine in children’s
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO PAPER MONSTER PRESS'S DREAM POP ISSUE
setting the mood with the seductive flair of our "S/Trip-Hop Issue," we
will now be leading you into a lovely afterglow with the "DREAM POP
taking you on an out-of-body experience; rhythms wrapping you up in a
blanket of spacious soundscapes; and voices resonating like an
echo-laden remix of your favorite bedtime lullaby. Dream Pop is the
kind of music that keeps you awake yet under the sheets in a trancelike
state at any hour of the day. It is atmospheric and ethereal ... And
that is precisely what Paper Monster's fourth issue is all about.
may seem like such an underground subgenre, but in fact, Wikipedia has
its own looong alphabetical list of dream pop artists. If you can get
an aural picture of Kevin Shield's (My Bloody Valentine) indulgence for
delayed and distorted guitar effects with Elizabeth Fraser's (Cocteau
Twins) or Hope Sandoval's (Mazzy Star) sleepy-eyed vocals; and Anthony
Gonzalez's (M83) blurry and up-front synthesizer tones, then it's quite
easy to catch our drift.
FREE SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP WITH JUN LANA
his first batch of students graduate this May, award-winning writer and
youngest Palanca Hall of Famer Jun Lana is again oferring a FREE
writing mentorship program for aspiring screenwriters. Three applicants
will be chosen to participate in an intensive 3-month, individualized
mentorship aimed to refine their craft and expose them to career
opportunities within the mainstream entertainment field.
success of the first group lends a new dimension to what the upcoming
class will experience – now writing for TV and soon for film, the first
batch will actively take part as “buddies” who would help guide the
next batch of mentees.
Interested applicants must submit their
CV and a one-page essay (in Filipino) on why they want to pursue a
career in screenwriting to email@example.com.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO PSF 7
Alex and Kate Osias invite you to submit short fiction for
consideration for the highly commended Philippine Speculative Fiction
Philippine Speculative Fiction is a yearly anthology
series, which collects a wide range of stories that define, explore,
and sometimes blur the boundaries of science fiction, fantasy, horror,
and all things in between. The anthology has been shortlisted for the
Manila Critics’ Circle National Book Award, and multiple stories from
each volume have been cited in roundups of the year’s best speculative
fiction across the globe.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO KRITIKA KULTURA ISSUE ON PHILIPPINE LITERATURE IN SPANISH
the rare extent to which Philippine literature in Spanish is recognized
to exist, the tradition is almost entirely identified with the life and
oeuvre of José Rizal, the late-19th century author of the novels Noli
me tangere and El filibusterismo and the poem “Mi último adiós.” The
appearance of Filipino fiction and poetry in Spanish precedes Rizal,
however, and creative publications in other genres as well thrived in
diverse and continuous ways for many decades thereafter.
the past century, a scattering of published surveys and graduate theses
has sought to describe the key authors and texts of Philippine
literature in Spanish, but virtually no sustained analytical
scholarship on particular literary works, outside those by Rizal, has
been produced. The object of this Forum Kritika is to encourage the
creation of such a critical corpus and thereby initiate long-lasting
investigations into the tradition, perhaps the most unknown in the
Spanish-speaking world and among all Asian literatures in Western
LEARN FEATURE WRITING 101 WITH WRITERS BLOCK PHILIPPINES
to write feature articles that will get published! The key to getting
published is writing great feature articles that will please your
editors. Join our upcoming workshop on feature writing and discover how
the founders of Writer’s Block Philippines are able to sustain their
careers through effective feature-writing.
The workshop will be
on July 2, Saturday, 10am to 6pm at the second level of Powerbooks
Greenbelt 4, Makati City. Workshop fee is P2,500.
SOUND, MUSIC AND POETRY TAUGHT BY POET MARC GABA
Does the music of your poetry express the complex feelings you intend?
This class will help you find out.
Designed for serious writers and beginners, this is not a workshop but a
class in technique. We will study sound patternings and phraseology, scansion,
modulations of volume in the creation of audible gestures. Through exercises,
lectures and compositional assignments unheard of in poetry classes, we will
sharpen your ability to detect the expressive nuances of sound in language. The
end goal is for you to learn to hear in precise terms how you sound on the
Reading and listening list includes Shakespeare (and pop music version
of one of his sonnets), Beethoven, Stephen Sondheim, club music, Jose Garcia
Villa, Basho, Laura Mullen, Lyn Hejinian, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Sandra Miller,
Ricardo de Ungria and Bjork. We will also look at a Kandinsky.
PANAWAGAN PARA SA MGA SUBMISYON SA TRANSFIKSYON: MGA KWENTONG IN-TRANSIT
Rolando B. Tolentino and Rommel B. Rodriguez, editors
inaanyayahan ang mga kontemporaryong kuwentista, Facebookers, bloggers at iba
pa na mag-ambag ng kanilang mga akda para sa isang bagong antolohiya ng mga
maiikling kwento sa Filipino.
Mga kwentong in-transit, nakatutok ang proyektong ito sa diskursibong larangan
ng maikling kuwento sa pagdalumat sa mga pangyayari sa realidad at
kamalayan habang nasa yugto ng biyahe, paglalakbay, paglagalag, maging sa
panaginip o mga pangyayaring nakapaloob sa di-kamalayan. Hindi mahalaga ang
pinagmulan o paroroonan, ang kailangan, mapiga ang mga nangyayari sa
pagitan o puwang ng mga lunan at espasyo, oras at panahon, pagkatao at
JUN CRUZ REYES BOOK LAUNCH AND ONE MAN EXHIBIT AT THE CRUCIBLE, MEGAMALL
Cruz Reyes is back in the art scene. He is mounting his fifth one-man
exhibit called “Ang Huling Dalagang Bukid at ang Autobiography na Mali”
on June 14, 2011, 6pm at the Crucible Art Gallery, 4th floor, Building
A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. He is exhibiting his latest works in
pen and ink featuring the Dalagang Bukid series, inspired his
childhood in his hometown, Hagunoy.
highlight of the event is the launching of his book of the same title
published by Anvil Publishing. It has the same theme with his artworks
and more, written in his trademark use of street language in expressing
his characteristic wit and humor.
mainly known as a fictionist through his prose works “Utos ng Hari” and
“Tutubi, Tutubi…,” is a versatile writer and has been awarded by
different literary institutions such as the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial
Awards for Literature, the National Book Awards, Komisyon sa Wikang
Filipino among others for his poetry, non-fiction, short stories, and
novels. To date, Reyes has authored ten literary books, nine of which
are either award-winning or recipient of literary grants.
FREE LECTURE OPENS LIRA POETRY CLINIC THIS JUNE 4
June 4, 2011 (Saturday), the annual Filipino poetry clinic of the
Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) kicks off with a lecture
by National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, also known as
the poet Rio Alma. The lecture titled "Reklamasyon sa Pambansang
Gunita" will be held at 1:00 PM in Room 201 of the College of Arts and
Letters New Building in UP Diliman, Quezon City. The lecture is free
and open to the public.
more details, please contact Louie Jon. A Sanchez, LIRA public
relations officer, at 0927-7714732 send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The orientation of the new Fellows of the
Clinic will be held in the morning starting at 9:00 AM, and will be
closed to the public.
DLSU CENTENNIAL BOOK LAUNCH SET FOR JUNE 17
For its Centennial year, the De La Salle University is releasing the Centennial Set -
a 17-book collection that captures the 100-year spirit of De La Salle
University on Friday, June 17 at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. The
launch will start at 4 p.m. The following books will be launched:
1. The De La Salle University Story – Vol. 1
De La Salle University in the Republic of the Philippines Brothers’ District
By Br. Andrew B. Gonzalez FSC
2. The De La Salle University Story – Vol. 2
The Early Years
By Cirilo F. Bautista
3. The De La Salle University Story – Vol. 3
From the Blood of Martyrs: 25 Years of the Rebuilding and Development
of De La Salle College (1946-1971)
By Marjorie M. Evasco
VIRGIN LABFEST 7 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEDVirgin
Labfest 7 schedule of shows as announced by dramaturg/festival director
Rody Vera. Unless otherwise indicated, all will be staged at the CCP
Tanghalang Huseng Batute. It will run from June 29 to July 09, 2011 .
June 29, Wednesday, 3 and 8 p.m.: Virgin Labfest 6 Revisited
• Ondoy by Remi Velasco
• Balunbalunan, Bingibingihan by Debbie Ann L. Tan
• Higit Pa Dito by Allan B. Lopez
June 30, Thursday, 3 and 8 p.m.
• Isang Gabi Bago Magbukas ang Portrait of the Artist as Filipino ni Nick Joaquin by Carlo Pacolor Garcia
PHILIPPINE PEN TO HOLD WORKSHOP IN CEBU THIS JUNE 9
Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists,
Novelists) will hold “For Love of the Word: Workshops on Teaching
Philippine Literature in High School and College” on June 9, from 8:30
to 4:30 pm, at the University of Cebu’s Audio-Visual Room (AVR),
UC-Banilad Campus, Cebu City. PEN authors Dr. Marjorie Evasco (also
Metrobank Outstanding Teacher Awardee) and Dr. Anthony Tan will serve
as the facilitators.
project is part of the series of teaching literature workshops
organized by PEN in selected regions of the Philippines this year. It
is geared toward retooling and upgrading the skills of literature
teachers in both secondary and tertiary levels.
JOIN THE ASLP LIBRARY/CULTURAL CENTER TOUR
your ever seen the original manuscript of Noli and Fili or the latest
collection of the museums in Metro Manila? Have you ever chanced upon
the latest innovations at the foreign cultural centers in the country
or the state of the art technology installed at the EFLC of the Bangko
Sentral ng Pilipinas? This is now your chance to visit these
institutions and learn beyond the borders of your own.
join the ASLP on the Go: Tour of Local and Foreign Cultural Center
Libraries, Museums and Archives in Metro Manila on July 14-15, 2011.
The observation and study tour aims to:
• have a better understanding and appreciation of work involved in libraries and information centers through observation
• familiarize with the new trends in information services and collection development through actual interaction with the experts
• develop and establish library linkages and networking
• learn the latest techniques in preservation and conservation of archival materials and
• see the latest innovation in foreign cultural center libraries
THREE BICOL WRITERS TO LAUNCH BOOK OF COLUMNS
by Frank Penones Jr.
Three writers will
launch a selection of their columns in the Naga City-based Bikol Reporter, in a
book titled Sinaraysay: Halo-Halong Blog nin Buhay.
Coined from the
combination of the Bikol words sinurat (written), sinaray (compiled) and sinaysay
(narrated), Sinaraysay will be launched on June 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the STA
Auditorium of the Naga City College Foundation, the main sponsor.
Sinaraysay gathers in a
single book the three columns of H. Francisco V. Peñones Jr. (Halo-Halo),
Rizaldy M. Manrique (Bikol Blogger), and Judith Balares-Salamat (Hinghing nin
Buhay) which appeared alternately and shared the same space in the weekly
CALL FOR PAPERS: UNANG KUMPERENSIYA SA PAGTUTURO SA FILIPINO
na ibalita ng Adarna House at Kagawaran ng Filipino ng Ateneo de Manila
University ang paparating na Unang Pambansang Kumperensya sa Pagtuturo
sa Filipino na gaganapin sa ika-22 ng Oktubre, 2011 (Sabado) sa Ateneo
de Manila University. Ang kumperensyang ito ng mga guro at mananaliksik
sa Filipino ay iikot sa temang Filipino Bilang Wikang Panturo at Wikang
Itinuturo. Si Virgilio S. Almario, Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa
Panitikan, ang magsisilbing tagapagsalitang pandangal. Papaksain ni G.
Almario ang mga suliranin ng pagtuturo sa/ng Filipino at ang mga
mungkahi niya ukol sa mga ito. Sa mga magaganap na panayam, magsasalita
ang mga dalubhasa at mananaliksik sa Filipino bilang wika at bilang
UMPIL TO HOLD ANNUAL CONVENTION AND THE RIZAL SESQUICENTENNIAL LITERARY CONFERENCE FOR TEACHERS
a commemorative event and significant part of its annual convention,
the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) will hold the Rizal
Sesquicentennial Literary Conference for Teachers on 25-27 August 2011
at the Claro M. Recto Hall, College of Arts and Letters, Rizal
Building, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines,
Diliman, Quezon City.
Guest of honor is National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera.
25-26 September (Thurs-Frid), respected scholars will deliver papers on
the works of Jose Rizal, each one assigned a particular literary genre
and is expected to give new insights on the subject. Dr. Soledad S.
Reyes (Ateneo de Manila) tackles the novels, Dr. Virgilio S. Almario
(UP Diliman) the poems, Dr. Paul A. Dumol (University of Asia and the
Pacific) the plays, and Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo (Ateneo de Manila and UP
Diliman) the essays. To further inspire the teachers find new methods
of teaching the Rizal course, veteran educators will demo-teach on the
novel and poetry (Prof. Danilo Francisco M. Reyes), plays (Dr. Jerry
Respeto), and essays (Dr. Corazon Lalu-Santos).
GAWAD BALAGTAS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15
The Unyon ng mga
Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) now accepts nominations to its annual conferment
of three literary awards: Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas, Gawad Paz
Marquez Benitez, and Gawad Pedro Bucaneg.
Gawad Balagtas is open
to living Filipino writers who have contributed outstanding works in any
language currently used in the Philippines; who have dedicated their lives and
talents to the development, propagation, and promotion of any Philippine literature;
and who are accepted and recognized by their peers or by their leaders for
their significant pioneering work or their contribution to the enrichment of
their particular literary form. Qualified writers must be nominated by
respected literary groups or institutions, or by at least two members
of the UMPIL Gawad Search Commitee (headed by Marne Kilates).
ATENEO PRESS HOLDS ANNUAL BOOK SALE THIS JUNE
10-50% off on all titles (except on textbooks)
Date: June 1 to June 30, 2011
Time: 8 A.M. to 12 noon, 1 to 6 P.M., Monday to Thursday
8 A.M. to 12 noon, 1 to 5 P.M., Friday
Venue: Ateneo Press Bookshop, G/F Bellarmine Hall, Ateneo Campus, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
8th LAMIRAW WORKSHOP CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) and the Northwest Samar
State University, in coordination with the ASCA-NwSSU, Lamiraw Literary
Arts Organization, and Katig Writers Network, Inc., proudly announce
the 8th Lamiraw Regional Creative Writing Workshop (LRCWW) to be held
on November 8-11, 2011 in Calbayog City, Samar.
invited in said workshop are Dr. Marjorie Evasco of De La Salle
University-Manila, Prof. Merlie Alunan, Professor Emeritus of UP
Tacloban, Dr. Victor Sugbo of UP Tacloban, Dr. David Genotiva of
Eastern Visayas State University, Ms. Janis Claire Salvacion of
National Maritime Polytechnic, Mr. Dante Rosales of Ibabao Arts Council
of Calbayog, and the guest panelists Mr. Harold Mercurio of Northwest
Samar State University; Mr. Voltaire Oyzon of Leyte Normal University,
and Mr. Jethol Paanod of Naval State University.
AMBAGAN 2011 SET FOR SEPTEMBERThe
Filipinas Institute of Translation, Inc. (FIT), in cooperation with the
Sentro ng Wikang Filipino UP Diliman (SWF), National Commission for
Culture and the Arts (NCCA), College of Arts and Letters UP Diliman
(CAL), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Departament of
Education (DepEd) will hold the Ambagan 2011: Pambansang Kumperensiya
sa Paglikom ng mga Salita Mula sa Iba’t ibang Wika sa Filipinas on
14-16 September 2011, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, at the Claro M. Recto Conference
Hall, Rizal Hall, College of Arts and Letters, University of the
Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
is held every other year and FIT implements the language provision
found in the 1987 Constitution, Article VIV, Section 6: “The national
language of the Philippines is Filipino. As it evolves, it shall be
further developed and enriched on the basis of existing Philippine and
conference enriches Filipino language by tapping into the lexicon of
many Philippine languages. On its first year (2009), Ambagan featured
Bicol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Ifugao, Kinaray-a, Maguindanao,
Maranao, Pampango, Pangasinan, Tagalog-Binangonan, Tausug, and Waray.
POETRY ANTHOLOGY.MOV CALL FOR ENTRIES
There isn't enough chamomile tea in the world to quell the rage in your heart. Or the poetry in your veins.
in your most wazak poem for possible inclusion in a Philippine poetry
anthology that will be launched this September 2, 2011 during the 4th
.MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival.
TAYO PRESENTS WE DO NOT SLEEP
WE DO NOT SLEEP
a "play" for & about our generation
and the search for
a fight and
May 26, 27 & 28, 2011 | 8PM Sharp
Dance Forum - West Avenue, Quezon City
TEATRO BAGUNTAO PRESENTS MULING PAGDANAS: MGA ALAMAT NA KAHAPON LANG SINULAT IN ATENEO
Inihahandog ng TEATRO BAGUNTAO sa ika-13ng Tagdula ang
Bungang Araw III - "Muling Pagdanas: Mga Alamat na Kahapon Lang Sinulat"
Tampok ang mga dulang:
POOT ANG PINAGMULAN ni Guelan Varela-Luarca
Direksyon ni Mark Jason Alcantara
AKO ANG HARI ni Aric Mamonluk at Jego Mallillin
Direksyon ni JV Valmores
ANG TATLONG ALIMANGO ni Avie Alcantara
Direksyon ni Roi Anos
HINDI LANG TAO ni Joe-Nel Garcia
Direksyon ni Jerome Ignacio
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE NATIONAL BOOK DEVELOPMENT TRUST FUND
The National Book Development Board
(NBDB) is calling upon authors with manuscripts for books with the
following topics to apply for grants: Health and Wellness; Environment and Biodiversity; and an
English translation of a novel originally written in a regional
language or a novel originally written in English satisfying the
applicants must satisfy the conditions provided for in Rule VI Section
3 of the Implementing Rules and Guidelines
of RA 9521. (go to www.nbdb.gov.ph for
2. The deadline for the submission of proposals/applications for a grant shall be August 15, 2011.
BIKOL POETS AND PERFORMING ARTISTS CONVERGE FOR AILING POETESSIt
will not be just poetry but ‘poetreat’ at 5PM on May 20 at Wharf Galley
(Avenue Square) as members of the local literary community and
performing arts gather their creative forces to raise funds for cancer
patient Jocelyn Bisuña. Dubbed as Mga Berso nin Pagpa-Omay: Healing
Verses for Jo, the event will feature Bikol poets, all members of
Kabulig-Bikol and Parasurat Bikolnon reading Bisuña’s poems with
interpretative dances by theater group Kaboronyogan. Bikol authors will
set up a book fair, the proceeds of which will go to Bisuña’s funds.
There will also be performances by dance group Fire n Ice.
“Jo” to friends, is a mother, teacher, writer, performance artist and
cultural worker. She has taught at La Consolacion College-Iriga and
University of Northeastern Philippines. She is a founding member of
Kaboronyogan and is a regular panelist in local creative writing
workshops. Her works have appeared in various publications and her
poems will be published in an anthology of Bikol female poets to come
out within the year.
FIFTEEN WRITING FELLOWS CHOSEN FOR 4TH PALIHANG ROGELIO SICAT
more than 100 applicants, 15 young writers have been chosen as fellows
to the 4th Rogelio Sicat Writing Workshop. This year, the participants
of the only national creative writing workshop in the Filipino
language are the following:
POETRY: Philip Anorico
(Angono, Rizal), Joshua Diokno (Quezon City), Lolito Go (Olongapo City,
Zambales), Ram Hernandez (San Mateo, Rizal), Louie Jon Sanchez
(Caloocan City), Randel Urbano (Quezon City), and Jenny Whil Mesiera
Valenzuela (Lucena City, Quezon).
Patricia Ruth B. Cailao (Quezon City), Mary Deane Camua (Guiguinto,
Bulacan), Jesus Catigan Insilada (Calinog, Iloilo), Pia Montalban
(Quezon City), Anna Christina G. Nadora (Meycauayan City, Bulacan),
Renato R. Santillan (Dagupan City, Pangasinan), and Karl Ivan Dan V.
Orit (Bacoor, Cavite).
EXTENDED: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LIRA FILIPINO POETRY CLINIC
the celebrated and oldest active organization of poets in Filipino is
now accepting sign-ups for its yearly poetry clinic. The regular clinic
period is from June to August and will be held every Saturday and
Sunday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, although several more sessions will
be held until November.
All those interested must submit one
Word Document file containing the following: one-page bio data, ID
picture, contact numbers, and five poems in Filipino, to
email@example.com. (Poems in English and other languages will not
be accepted.) An envelope containing the requirements may also be
dropped off at the LIRA pigeon hole at the UP Institute of Creative
Writing, 2/F Faculty Center, UP Diliman, 1101 Quezon City.
All submissions should be in on or before May 26, 2011.
WRITING WORKSHOPS AT THE FILIPINAS HERITAGE LIBRARY
Storytelling for Kids
with Seminar on Reading for Parents and Guardians
May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011
9:00am to 11:00am
For ages 4 to 10 years old
new worlds and fill your summer with adventure and laughter as we read
stories that will make Saturdays with your kids a day to look forward
to! Join us every Saturday this April and May and explore the world of
books and imagination with your children.
Parents and guardians
are also invited to talks side-by-side the storytelling sessions that
will enlighten them on the reading development stages of children,
provide them with the best reading practices they can apply at home,
give them tips on how to choose the right books for their young
readers, and equip them with the knowledge on how to identify and
address reading difficulties in children.
CREATIVE BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP AT THE ORTIGAS FOUNDATION LIBRARY
Ortigas Foundation Library will be holding a two-day workshop on
creative bookbinding that will focus on the basic, intermediate and
advance sewing techniques and tools and materials that every
bookbinder, library technician, amateur craft binder, book artist and
hobbyist should know in order to create a variety of handmade books.
The workshop will be held on May 27 and 28, 9am to 5pm. It will be
facilitated by Loreto Apilado.
THE 2ND CHITO S. RONO LITERARY AWARDS FOR WRITERS IN WARAY AND INABAKNON
1.The contest is open to all writers
coming from Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)—those currently residing within the
specified geographical area or those born in Region VIII but have migrated to
another place or country.
2.The contestant must be a Waray or Inabaknon
3.Members of the Lamiraw Executive
Committee, the contest organizers, and the Lamiraw workshop panelists, the
members of the board of judges, are prohibited from joining the competition.
ADARNA CELEBRATES PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, BACK TO SCHOOL SALE
is inviting public school teachers to partake of special discounts on
Adarna items this May. Meanwhile, Adarna will hold a back to school
sale from May 15 to June 15.
Download the full graphics here and here. For more information, log on to their website at adarna.com.ph.
DULAANG UP PRESENTS RIZAL X
UP's RIZAL X is a new work that aims to re-discover and re-introduce
the relevance of our hero, Jose P. Rizal, today. Using mixed popular
media of the generation now, the production will compile different
points of view towards Rizal, his works and his life, in a
collaboration of text, dance, music, film, visual arts and vignettes.
original production will feature young and promising theater actors of
this generation, the live music of Happy Days Ahead and the works of
different poets, playwrights, choreographers, film makers and artists.
VEE PRESS CALL FOR EBOOK MANUSCRIPTS
Press is accepting submissions for our upcoming e-book line. We are
actively seeking talented writers who have completed a novel-length
manuscript or have written more than 10 chapters of an ongoing work.
Writers who are willing to work with us through our fast-paced
publishing cycle are especially welcome.
are considering both popular non-fiction and fiction titles on any
topic, with a great preference for plots or subjects that concern the
Philippines and its culture. Both non-professional and established
authors are welcome, but any work submitted to us must not have been
previously published, in print or online. Self-published works are
STUDENT ESSAY WRITING CONTEST FOR RETIREES (GRAND PRIZE p50,000)
Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) will launch its First Essay
Writing Competition with the theme, "Dear Foreign Retirees, Why you
should retire in my town?" The objectives of the competition are to:
gather information on the different towns and cities of the Philippines
that can be uploaded in the PRA website which will be made available to
foreign nationals and investors;
2. promote awareness among the youth about the various assets present in their towns and cities;
develop the research thinking and communication skills of the youth
including their familiarity with correct grammar, spelling, and writing
4. publicize the winning entries, both locally and internationally, through the different government and private websites.
SUMMIT MEDIA RELEASES MOBILE CHICK LIT BOOKS
Summit Media releases Mobile Books--get chick lit sent straight to your phone!
Get your favorite Summit chick lit titles on your mobile.
Media takes another step into the digital age with its latest offering,
Mobile Books. You can keep these electronic books (e-books) on your
mobile for easy access while on the go so that you’ll have something to
keep you entertained while waiting in line or in transit.
NATIONAL LIBRARY CELEBRATES RIZAL WITH STORYTELLING SESSIONS
National Library of the Philippines joins the nation in celebration of
the 150th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal with the theme: "RIZAL :
HALIGI NG BAYAN"
One of our activities is the JUNE 2011
STORYTELLING SESSIONS entitled " KUWENTO MO, SULAT NI RIZAL" which will
feature different stories about Dr. Jose Rizal, a sure fun way to
introduce the life and works of our national hero to Filipino children.
Call for Contributions for the First Regular
Folio of Heights
HEIGHTS, the official literary and artistic
publication and organization of the Ateneo De Manila University, is inviting
alumni, students, faculty members, and affiliates of the Ateneo De Manila to submit poems, fictions pieces, literary
non-fiction, critical papers about the visual and literary arts, and visual artwork
for the first regular folio of 2012.
A SEASON OF TEN THOUSAND NOSES, BASED ON CHARLSON ONG STORY, TO BE PRESENTED
Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple (International Buddhist Progress Society of
Manila) and Dulaang Laksambayanan Inc., in cooperation with Buddha’s
Light International Association of the Philippines, in celebration of
Buddha’s Birthday invites the public to a presentation of A Season of
Ten Thousand Noses, a play written by Joshua L. Lim So. The play itself
is based on Charlson Ong's short story. It is an A QIAO: An
Intercultural Theatre Workshop Program Showcase
OFFICIAL LIST OF VIRGIN LABFEST 7 ANNOUNCED
Labfest director Rody Vera has announced the thirteen plays chosen for
the seventh edition of the Virgin Labfest, which shall run from June 29
to July 10, 2011:
• Bawal Tumawid, Nakamamatay by Joey Paras
• Kafatiran by Ricardo Novenario
• Kawala by Rae Red
• Kinaumagahan by Rachelle Rodriguez and Winnielyn Fajilan
• Mga Lobo Tulad ng Buwan by Pat Valera
• Opera by Floy Quintos
• Requiem by Christian Vallez
• Streetlight Manifesto by Mixcaela Villalon
• The Valley Mission Care by Russel Legaspi
FILIPINAS HERITAGE LIBRARY HOSTS ONLINE E-LEARNING WORKSHOP
art of writing is meant to be shared to everyone even to those who do
not have the time to master their skills. The Filipinas Heritage
Library has revamped its Creative Writing Workshops to suit your needs
wherever you are and is offering its first e-learning workshop. This
online workshop is for those who desire to learn the basic skills and
techniques in writing creatively. It will guide participants in tapping
their intuition as well as their senses for inspiration, and developing
the skills and techniques in creative writing.
fee is P5,500 inclusive of handouts, materials, snacks, and a
certificate. The deadline for reservations is April 18, 2011. A 5
percent discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before
BASIC TRAVEL WRITING WORKSHOP WITH PAHIYAS FESTIVAL TOUR
food, interesting people, beautiful scenery-these are the things that
propel you to share your travels with the world. Writing about your
travels gives your reader a vivid picture of the places you've been to
and the experiences you've had, and inspires them to take the journey
to experience it themselves.
May, the Filipinas Heritage Library invites budding travel writers to
learn the basics of travel writing for various platforms and mediums
while celebrating one of the Philippine's most colorful festivals-the
Pahiyas Festival. Understand the difference between print and online
writing, and gain insights from travel magazine publishers while taking
inspiration from the gaily decorated houses in Lucban, Quezon.
FILIPINAS HERITAGE LIBRARY HOSTS YOUNG ADULTS WRITING WORKSHOP: YA (Young Adults) Write!
nothing like the summer break to explore your talents! If you have a
knack for writing and a story to tell, join the Filipinas Heritage
Library’s creative writing workshop for teens. This four-day course
pushes you to your full potential as you learn the skills and
techniques in creative writing and helps you get started on your first
story or poem.
The workshop fee is Php 3,000.00 and includes
handouts, materials, snacks, and a certificate. A non-refundable down
payment of Php 1,000 is required to reserve a slot. The deadline for
reservations is May 9, 2011. A 5 percent discount will be given to
those who pay in full on or before May 7, 2011.
SCBWI-CCP CHILDREN'S BOOK CONFERENCE SLATED FOR JUNE
SCBWI-CCP will hold a Children’s Book Conference, June 4, Saturday. The
event is conducted by SCBWI President Steve Mooser and the Philippine Chapter
of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. This will
be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Silangan Hall at the Cultural Center of
PRE-PAID REGISTRATION FEE
Nonrefundable, transferrable, lunch included
P500 until 5 pm Wednesday 2011 April 20
P600 until 5 pm Wednesday 2011 May 18
P700 until 5 pm Wednesday 2011 May 25
SCBWI member discount: P100
P700 any time
any day until 5 pm Wednesday 2011 May 25
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MADYAAS JOURNAL OF AKLANON LITERATURE
are being accepted for the inaugural issue of Madyaas: Journal of
Aklanon Literature, a new online, multilingual publication intending to
feature the best of the current generation of writers from Aklan or
with immediate Akeanon lineage, wherever the Akeanon diaspora has taken
Barrios, Melchor F. Cichon, and Phillip Yerro Kimpo Jr. are the
journal's editors. The journal's first issue will be launched
tentatively in June or July 2011, with a minimum of three issues per
- The journal is open to writers who (a) are residents of Aklan, or (b) have Akeanon parent/s, or (c) can write in Akeanon.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HIGH CHAIR POETRY JOURNAL, ISSUE 14
are inviting interested writers to submit poems, essays, and reviews
for possible inclusion in the 14th issue of High Chair’s online poetry
journal (www.highchair.com.ph), which will be released in July this
welcome submissions in Filipino and English. Please visit our site to
get a more comprehensive idea as regards the work we do and the poetry
and essays we publish. We also welcome reviews of published poetry
collections, especially of Filipino authors.
deadline for submission is on June 15. For poetry submissions, please
send no more than five (5) pages of verse. There is no page limit for
THE First Mindanao Writers Summit, a first in the country, was held on March
19 to 20, 2011 at the Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City.
The brainchild of convener, Christine Godinez Ortega, vice head and
coordinator for Central and Northern Mindanao of the National Commission for
Culture and the Arts (ncca)-Committee on Literary Arts, the Mindanao Writers
Summit was organized with the help of Bathalad Mindanao, represented by Raul
Moldez and Amelia Catarata Bojo; the Cagayan de Oro Writers Bloc represented by
Zola Gonzalez Macarambon, and the summit host, Capitol University.
The summit gathered a total of 41 writers, who either head or are affiliated
members of writers groups from Mindanao, and about 15 literature teachers as
Organized without funding or sponsorships, the writers came on their own to,
among other things, initiate a network of writers around Mindanao, to share
writers problems and resources, and to implement an action plan for the next two
years after brief lectures on the “Southern Consciousness” by Merlie Alunan;
“How and Why Publish Works by Mindanao Writers Online” by Victor Sugbo; and,
“the Significance of a Textbook For and By Mindanaoans” by Servando “Ben”