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Wrestling with demons: A beginning writer’s dilemma

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THE AUTHOR and his debut fiction collection

The moment a person thinks that he is a writer or decides to become one, he is in deep, deep trouble. Life, as it is, is difficult. To be a writer makes life doubly difficult. The word “writer” is not only loaded with meaning, but it also ignites a gamut of conflicting emotions and intentions, particularly intentions.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Deadline for submissions to the 53rd Silliman National Writers Workshop extended

The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is extending its deadline for applications for the 53rd National Writers Workshop to Jan. 31.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Call for applications to 14th Iyas National Writers’ Workshop in Bacolod

The University of St. La Salle-Bacolod (USLS) is inviting young writers to submit their application for the 14th Iyas National Writers’ Workshop on April 20-26, at Balay Kalinungan, USLS-Bacolod.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

An Lim, Abueva, Sionil Jose, Lumbera, headline PEN congress

The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will hold its 56th annual literature conference on Dec. 3-4 at the Multipurpose Room, 4/F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Ave., Manila.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Utopia, dystopia and ‘Disneyfication’ at the 2013 Singapore Writers Festival

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LAWRENE Wong,Minister for Culture, declares the 2013 SWF open as writer
Paul Tan, festival director, and Jeyaretnam look on.

The Singapore Writers Festival has grown by leaps and bounds since the biennial event became annual in 2011, but trust writers to bring down the dark clouds on a sunny day and ruin everyone’s bright outlook. As the bard of bleak Philip Larkin would say, “Happiness writes white.”

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

UST hosts national campus journalism workshop slated Oct. 21-23

Make the deadline your motivation.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Learning doesn’t stop after one graduates


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I haven’t been this tired or read or studied as many business books as I did back in college. I have forgotten that side of me, in favor of other pursuits such as parenting and, yes, writing.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Amis, Rushdie and McEwan appear together in NY

Salman Rushdie. AP

Put Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Ian McEwan on a stage and expect a night of high art and school boy humor, of reading, writing and Christopher Hitchens.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

NCCA Writer’s Prize now accepting entries

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting entries to the 2013 NCCA Writers’ Prize. This is done through NCCA’s Plans, Project Formulation and Program Division (P/PFPD)-Institutional Programs. Deadline of submission is July 31.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

NBDB now accepting applicants for 2013 writing grant

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is calling on authors with manuscripts for books to apply for the National Book Development Trust Fund Grant for 2013.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

11th University of San Agustin Writers Workshop names 10 fellows

Ten fellows—five students and five professionals—have been selected for the 11th San Agustin Writers Workshop:

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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