Alfred A. Yuson
Alfred A. Yuson
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Questions for our alma mater
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Almost monthly, I get to meet with a score or so of guys I’ve known for well over half a century.
Taking a stab at appreciating ‘E’
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
On CNN recently, Fareed Zakaria interviewed Annette Insdorf, Professor of Film at Columbia University. Introduced as the most influential academic mentor he ever had, she was asked to repeat her thesis that the opening...
Farewell to formidable ladies of the word
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Sadly, a couple of much-admired lady writers left us recently.
Distancing the pain from the poet
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 30, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the back-cover blurbs is by premier poet Simeon Dumdum Jr.
Excessive invention as historical fiction
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Launched early in May was Lapulapu: The Conqueror of Magellan, a novel by Vicente Gullas, translated from Cebuano by Erlinda K. Alburo, with a critical introduction by Resil B. Mojares, and published by University...
Workshopping the novel
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The 3rd Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio Writers Workshop held on July 11 to 15 at UP Diliman focused on the novel.
Syjuco family art: Good genes and juju
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
At a memorable dinner hosted last month by Cesare, Jean Marie and Maxine Syjuco — with writer-friends toasting the memory of Cirilo Bautista who had been Cesare’s professor at DLSU — my initial...
A concert with a flavor of Vienna
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s not every night that one can savor a musical treat featuring the Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO), along with an ensemble of classical vocalists and dancers.
Not just a naughty request
by Alfred A. Yuson - June 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Friends have reported that acquisition of a recently released book entails having to whisper its provocative title to a sales lady at a National Bookstore branch.
Up close and personal with native trees
by Alfred A. Yuson - June 18, 2018 - 12:00am
In January 2015, promoted in this space was the first book in what’s become a notable series, titled Philippine Native Trees 101: Up Close and Personal, published in 2012 by Green Convergence for Safe Food,...
Notes (and memories) on writing for the screen
by Alfred A. Yuson - June 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Recent participation in a selection committee that went over dozens of film scripts had me harking back to the old days when I dabbled in the craft.
Seven screenwriters gain TOFARM filmfest grants
by Alfred A. Yuson - June 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Of a staggering total of 119 script submissions, only seven finalists were chosen as recipients of film production grants to compete in the 2018 TOFARM film festival, our country’s only advocacy-driven selection...
Trekking above Taroko Gorge
by Alfred A. Yuson - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Decidedly the highlight of the Bright Leaf awardees’ Taiwan tour on March 21-25 was the day-long trip to Taroko National Park, a three-hour drive to the southeast coast from Taipei.
A Filipina tops London speaking contest
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Another young Filipina did our country proud on May 19 by besting 52 other student competitors in the annual English Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Competition in London.
Cirilo: Master of sinuous, majestic poetry
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
National Artist for Literature Cirilo F. Bautista was laid to rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani at noontime on May 10, following necrological rites held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
A quickie of a poetry workshop
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
I had the good fortune to conduct a three-day poetry workshop at UP Tacloban on April 25 to 27.
Segments of appreciation, total admiration
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Hugo is often shown pounding away at his manual typewriter.
Segments of appreciation, total admiration
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 30, 2018 - 12:00am
If as a reader you appreciated William Gaddis’ cult novel The Recognitions, which was totally constituted of dialogue…
Parlaying ‘Kundiman’ nostalgia to SocMed power
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Billed as “a new way of looking at protest” is UP Playwrights Theatre’s 26th season ender, The Kundiman Party, a play with music by Floy Quintos and directed by Dexter M. Santos,
Editions of the sacred feminine
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Attending a social at UP Diliman last week, I found myself fortunate to espy an intriguing new sculptural installation among the trees beside the Vargas Museum, The four female figures in verdigris blended well with...
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