Archive for November, 2010
The Taboan International Writers Festival will be coming to Davao in February 2011. The festival will run from February 10 to February 12, 2011. It will be held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. More than 80 delegates from all over the Philippines are expected to attend, along with five international representatives.
First organized in 2009, the Taboan International Writers Festival is an annual gathering of writers from the Philippines and other parts of the world.
Taboan is a Bisaya word which means marketplace. In keeping with its word origin, the Taboan International Writers Festival seeks to be a marketplace of ideas for the Philippine literary community.
At Taboan, writers share their experiences, projects, philosophies, and styles. From this exchange, Taboan hopes to foster new inspirations and new ventures. For veteran writers, Taboan is a reunion of friends and once-familiar faces now dispersed across the regions. For young writers, Taboan is a time to meet mentors, peers, and collaborators.
With the third Taboan, the International Writers Festival will complete its first circuit of the major island groups of the Philippines.
Shifting Plain, Shifting Planes is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that will be participated by different art practitioners to commemorate February Arts Month.
The Shifting plain concept was basically inspired by Climate change and its effect to the society or environment. The plain is defined as the dynamism of change. It describes change and re-alignment of perspective in terms of art forms. It is something basic, yet essential.
The Philippine Visual Arts Festival 2011 (PIVAF 11), particularly the Literary Arts will be launched here in Davao City with pockets of initiatives from various art forms on February 6-12, 2011.
For this year’s Arts Month Celebration, the Committee on Visual Arts will be creating an assemblage of various artistic endeavors in different areas in the country showcasing together a wealthy harvest of Filipino creativity.
by Satur Apoyon
Gikan sa tamboanan sa gamayng balay-kawayan sa bungtod, miguho si David. Gisud-og niya ang nangadalag nga dahon sa mais gumikan sa hataas nga hulaw. Gibati niya ang tumang kahinugon sa iyang mga tanom.
Yanong mag-uuma si David. Nakapanunod sa usa ka ektaryang luna nga kabilin sa iyang mga ginikanang patay na.
Kap-atan pa lamang ang panuigon ni David. Apan maorag kapin na siya sa kalim-an. Dili lang kay yagpison, napagtong pa gayod ang panit ni David nga kanunayng naduas sa Adlaw. Gawas pa niana, may namut-ak-put-ak pa gayod nga puting buhok sa iyang ulo. Kinsa ba goy dili matigulang pagdali sa kahimtang ni David nga nagbuhi og 0.0masakitong asawa ug tulo ka gagmay pang mga anak?
Winners of the 2nd Fiction-Writing Contest in Bisaya, organized by the Davao Writers Guild and the National Commission on Literary Arts, were announced today by the contest panel of judges.
The winner of the First Prize is the short story, “Danguyngoy sa Suba” written by Jayson E. Parba of Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City. Winner of the Second Prize is “Kinsa ang Nagpatay sa Pari sa Calinan” by UP Mindanao graduate Errol A. Merquita of Tugbok, Davao City, and Winner of the Third Prize is “Bugti” by Liceo de Cagayan University graduate Raul G. Moldez of Cagayan de Oro City.