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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...
Indulging in a long table’s masterful feast
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Nothing happens by accident in a Chaine dinner — the service, the flowers, the menu…”
Mastery of poetic voice
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 9, 2018 - 12:00am
National Artist for Literature Cirilo F. Bautista released his 13th poetry book a few weeks ago.
A film festival that honors the Filipino farmer
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The third edition of the TOFARM Film Festival, the only advocacy-driven filmfest in the country today, undergoes notable and welcome changes this year.
The novel as poem
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 26, 2018 - 12:00am
If I recall correctly, I must have met Jon Pineda at the AWP conference in Chicago in 2004.
The giddy romance of travel writing
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Launched on Feb. 18 at the NBS Glorietta 1 branch was Alice M. Sun-Cua’s Kissing Through a Handkerchief and Other Travel Tales (UST Publishing House, 2017).
Finding our paths through intellect and language
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Adrian Cristobal Lecture Series 2010-2017, edited by Celina S. Cristobal, published by Inyan Publishers Inc., was launched at AdMU’s Faura Hall AVR on Feb. 20, on the occasion of the delivery of the eighth...
Poetry for Women’s Month
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Helping celebrate Women’s Month are two recent books by our women poets. The first is Cadena de Amor: New and Selected Poems in English, Filipino, and Spanish by Marra PL. Lanot, published by UP Press.
Trusting one’s own narrative arc
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Conversing with my movie date after enjoying The Greatest Showman, we realized that we had both read a critical review that started with “I have a fundamental problem with this movie…”
Big books for public libraries
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
By “big” we mean handsome, classy tomes that are labeled as coffee-table books, even if these are best destined for capacious shelves and not just for home or office décor at a receiving room...
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