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Make way for the new ‘Queen’


Over the last two decades, the multiple universes of Young Adult (YA) literature have provided a new generation of readers—and more—a whole slew of compelling settings in various moods.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

At Bellagio Center in Italy: A writer’s month by the lake


In 2003, my first short-story collection, “Daisy Nueve,” was published by Anvil and got a citation from the Manila Critics Circle. F. Sionil José, National Artist for Literature and founder of the Philippine Center of PEN International, urged me to apply for a Rockefeller Foundation Residency at the Bellagio Center by Lake Como in Northern Italy.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

PEN to hold literature-teaching workshop in CDO

The 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 Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m, at the University Conference Hall, Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Australians cheer Flanagan’s Booker Prize win

Winner of the Man Booker for fiction 2014 Australian author Richard Flanagan, author of 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North', poses for the camera after winning the prize at the Guildhall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. AP

Australian literature-lovers cheered Wednesday after Richard Flanagan won the prestigious Booker Prize with a visceral story of wartime brutality and its aftermath — a novel the head of the judging team said was as powerful as a kick in the stomach.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Youth urged to write in own language


Young writers nationwide are encouraged to express their creativity through short stories and poetry written in the Ilocano, Cebuano, Bicolano and Maranaw languages.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »