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MMFF announces last 4 official films in 2019 festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:19 PM

'Mindanao,' 'Write About Love', '3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon' and 'Culion' compete the festival lineup

Beyond ABCs: Ancient Philippine script revival spells debate

Jul 31, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Baybayin, the 17-character indigenous script used before Spanish colonization is being taught again in the era of technology

This photo taken on July 6, 2019 shows cultural advocate Leo Emmanuel Castro teaching students the indigenous script known as Baybayin, used before Spanish colonisation in 1521, in Manila. - From tattoos, shirts, and artworks to a computer font and mobile apps, Baybayin found a rebirth among millennials and professionals learning its 17 characters beyond the marginal mention in history class. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY: Philippines-culture-language, FEATURE by Ayee MACARAIG

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on 'neglect' of West PH Sea

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) The oral arguments have been moved to July 2

ORAL ARGUMENTS. The Supreme Court will hold on June 25 oral arguments on the issue of alleged government neglect in the West Philippine Sea. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CCP announces 10 fellows to Virgin Labfest 15 writing program

May 31, 2019 - 9:20 AM

The Virgin Labfest 15 Writing Fellowship Program is a mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage

Photo from Virgin Labfest

Mga kabataan, sumali na sa KWF Gawad Jacinto sa Sanaysay

May 09, 2019 - 10:11 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Ang Gawad KWF sa Sanaysay ay bukás sa lahat ng mga kabataang nása baitang 7 hanggang 11

IYAS La Salle National Writers' Workshop announces fellows for 2019

Mar 30, 2019 - 4:37 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The workshop will be held from March 31 to April 6, at the Balay Kalinungan Complex of the University of St La Salle, Bacolod City

Sining Kamalig launches poetry writing contest to complement Joey Ofludor exhibit

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:22 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The poetry writing contest is open to college level students of Metro Manila taking up any course, or out-of-school youth, from ages 18 to 25

DLSU offers workshop in local languages for young writers

Feb 04, 2019 - 3:41 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit their application to Luntiang Palihan 2019: The DLSU Young Writers’ Workshop in Local Languages

Refugee's book written on WhatsApp wins Australia's richest literary prize

Feb 01, 2019 - 10:58 AM

The imprisoned Behrouz Boochani, a Kurd journalist and filmmaker, says he wrote his book 'No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison' bit-by-bit using WhatsApp

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Call for applications: 19th IYAS La Salle national writers’ workshop

Jan 11, 2019 - 4:31 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The workshop fellowship screening committee accepts creative work in Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Kinaray-a, Filipino, and English

Learning to play chess

Dec 29, 2018 - 5:14 PM

I am telling this story because this is how I finally understood how I came to truly appreciate identifying as a Bangsamoro

How to launch your online writing career

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Looking for revising tips or trying to find the right online writing platform?

Call for applications: 2019 Cebu Young Writers Studio

Nov 22, 2018 - 4:10 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for the submission of manuscripts is on January 5, 2019

Art could help medical science save your life

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Aside from medical prescriptions, there are 'social prescriptions' that play a significant role in healing

UST Creative Writing center to launch 3 books

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:38 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies launches 3 books in an event titled 'Lumugar Ka! Ang Lokasyon sa Pagsasalin, Talambuhay, at Kritisismo' on October 2

Learning Baybayin: Reconnecting with our Filipino roots

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Consciously learning and practicing Baybayin can lead to discoveries about yourself as a Filipino and about the richness of Filipino culture

Photo by Claire Madarang/Rappler

De Lima marks 2nd birthday in jail with new book

Aug 25, 2018 - 4:05 PM

'To the Filipino people: No matter the persecution, I will never stop fighting,' Senator Leila de Lima writes in the dedication page of 'Fight for Freedom and Other Writings'

BOOK. Senator Leila de Lima launches her second book while in detention. Photo from Fight for Freedom and Other Writings FB event page

‘The Write Moment’ review: Barely beyond clever

Jun 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'The film fails to escape the shallowness of its brightest idea'

It's Jerald Napoles and Valeen Montenegro's time to shine in 'The Write Moment'

Jun 26, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Jerald and Valeen transition from being back-up characters to lead roles in Dominic Lim's movie

Give your teen the 'write' edge

May 16, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Take the next step in cultivating your child’s creativity by signing him up for our teen writing workshop this summer

[OPINION] Can you read Baybayin?

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:16 PM

People will be compelled to learn to read content written in certain writing systems if there is enough literature written using those systems to begin with

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 4th week of April 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:31 PM

As the #BuwangNgPanitikan comes to a close, we get treated to many compelling traditional poems

[OPINYON] Much ado about baybayin

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Bakit inuuna natin ang pagpapasulat ng mga pangalan na parang kumikislot na bulate? Bigyan muna ng prayoridad ang iba pang mas mahalaga.

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 3rd week of April 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 2nd week of April 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 1st week of April 2018

Apr 06, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

'Payag Habagatan' calls for literary writings from Visayas and Mindanao

Mar 30, 2018 - 10:43 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The literary journal now welcomes literary works written in Binisaya, Chavacano, English, Hiligaynon, Meranao, and Surigaonon

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 tips when writing in English

Dec 21, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Are you stressed by a term paper you want to ace but doesn't know where to begin? Start with simple, clean, and effective sentences

A crash course on fiction writing

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Learn the fundamentals of fiction writing during this workshop on November 18

UST National Writers’ Workshop 2017 fellows announced

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:37 PM

This year’s workshop director is Professor Emeritus Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo

UP's Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop accepts young adult lit submissions

Jun 22, 2017 - 5:56 PM

The UP Likhaan Institute of Creative Writing is now accepting submissions for the second Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio Writers Workshop

Learn how to write publish-worthy feature pieces

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Attend Writer s Block Philippines Feature Writing 101 Workshop on July 1 at Fully Booked BGC

WATCH: Interview with Gemino Abad, poet and literary critic

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:37 PM

What projects excite internationally-renowned poet Gemino 'Jimmy' Abad? Find out in this episode of 'Akdang-Buhay.'

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Cirilo Bautista talks about coming full circle from his humble beginnings to giving back to the less fortunate but talented writers

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Rio Alma talks about the factors that shaped his poetry

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Akdang-Buhay: F. Sionil Jose talks about literature, colonialism, and class struggles

Call for applications to the Virgin Labfest 13 Writing Fellowship Program 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Deadline for submission of requirements is on May 19 12 mn and announcement of accepted applicants is on June 9

Invitation to a workshop: Learn the basics of business writing

Sep 02, 2016 - 11:55 AM

The Basics of Business Writing by Writer s Block Philippines will be held on September 17 at Fully Booked BGC

Ricky Lee to hold 15th film scriptwriting workshop

Jul 22, 2016 - 4:36 PM

After 14 years award winning screenwriter Ricky Lee is once again holding a free scriptwriting workshop

Invitation to a workshop: Feature writing 101

Jul 01, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Learn the building blocks of writing feature articles at the July 16 workshop

Writer's Block PH invites you to "Travel the Write Way"

Jun 10, 2016 - 4:36 PM

The popular writing workshop will happen on June 18 at Fully Booked BGC

Here's Chris Evans internship cover letter from when he was 16

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Chris says the hilarious cover letter came with a humiliating headshot – but did he actually get the internship?

CHRIS EVANS. The 'Captain America' actor posts a cover letter he sent out to casting directors in 1998. File photo shows Chris attending the European Premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' in London. Photo by Hannay McKay/EPA

Invitation to a workshop: Writing for video games

May 18, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Writer s Block Philippines and Komikasi Games and Entertainment Inc will host this workshop on Saturday May 21 at Fully Booked BGC

Gawad KWF sa Sanaysay, bukas na para sa mga lahok

May 17, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Tatanggap ang magwawagi sa unang gantimpala ng PHP30 000 at titulong Mananaysay ng Taon

How not to write a resume or request: 3 real (and cringeworthy) examples

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Helpful and real life examples to illustrate some resume dos and don ts; plus see an example of a great resume too

Rappler sports editor receives Elorde award for contributions to PH boxing

Mar 30, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Songalia's 'continuous writings of boxing stories,' says the award-giving body, gives 'Filipino boxers the opportunity to be known worldwide'

Invitation to a workshop: A writing lab for teens

Mar 29, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Lifestyle writer Nikka Sarthou Lainez and Rappler columnist Ana P Santos will help your teens develop their writing skills in a fun way

Invitation to a workshop: Travel the 'write' way

Mar 02, 2016 - 5:42 PM

This workshop is hosted by Writer s Block Philippines and will happen on Saturday March 12

Sam Smith responds to critics over Oscars acceptance speech

Mar 01, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Second openly gay man to win an Oscar or 3rd or 4th or 100th it wasn t my point My point was to shine some light on the LGBT community who I love so dearly says Sam

SAM SMITH. Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith accept the Oscar for Best Original Song for 'Writing's On The Wall' from 'Spectre.' After the 2016 Oscars, Sam responds to critics about his acceptance speech. Photo by EPA/AARON POOLE / AMPAS

Shell PPT 2016: Viewing party and essay writing contest

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Share your thoughts on sustainable development and get a chance to win a prize for you and your school office or organization