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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Open Call for Poets Writing in Filipino

A group of impassion Filipino poets are at it again--open, merit-based, for anyone who writes in Filipino find a workshop call below:)Wish I could poetry in Filipino! Hearing poetry read in Filipino seemed to always resonate more when I heard them out-loud. Hearing the "Greats" like Becky Annonuevo and her brother Bobby, Rio Alma (the other name of Mr. Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature), and Mike Coroza's kundiman tula were among the little rhapsodic joys I remembered in Baguio.


LIRA Poetry Workshop, now accepting applicants

The Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) isnow accepting entries for its annual poetry workshop.The worshop will be held every Saturdays and Sundays of June and July at the College of Arts and Letters,UP Diliman, Q.C.

National Artist for Literature,Virgilio S. Almario, would direct the said workshop. All interested applicants are to pass five poems in Filipino together with a short bio-data and a 1x1picture. Kindly send entries to: LIRA Workshopc/o Dir. Vim Nadera, UP Institute of CreativeWriting, 2/F Bulwagang Rizal, UP Diliman, 1101 Q.C. They could also send it through email atliraworkshop@ before April 30, 2007.

LIRA is an organization of poets writing in Filipino. It conducts annual poetry writing workshops, spanning topics from traditional Filipino poetry to post-modernism. From these workshops sprung respected and award-winning poets like Vim Nadera,Romulo Baquiran, Michael Coroza and siblings, Rebecca and Roberto Anonuevo. LIRA celebrated its 21st anniversary last December 2006. Beverly Siy is its current president.

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