Alfred A. Yuson
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The need for harmony among writers
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Thank you to the Palanca Foundation for the Gawad Dangal ng Lahi given me on the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature ceremony held on October 5 at the Rigodon Ballroom of Manila Peninsula hotel.
The anatomy of wondrous fiction
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The UP Likhaan Gémino H. Abad Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Literature held from Sept. 20 to 22 at the University Hotel in UP Diliman drew the participation of over 50 literature teachers from all over the...
The literary awards season
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
I believe it was seven years ago when Philippines Graphic magazine institutionalized the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards or NJLA, which honors the winners of the yearly fiction-in-English contest where all short stories...
How ending a love story matters
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Congratulations to writer-buddy Charlson Ong for his multiple triumphs with Tanabata’s Wife, which won the lion’s share of awards, including that for Best Picture (worth P500,000), at the recent Tofarm...
Abecedarian poetry
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Nine of the 32 poems in the chapbook Songs from My Mind’s Tree by Jonel Abellanosa, published by Clare Songbirds Publishing House in New York, are abecedarian poems, meaning that their lines start with the...
Another golden age for Philippine cinema?
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The opening ceremonies for the Tofarm Film Festival are set for today at 3 p.m. at Novotel Manila Araneta Center, while the regular screenings are scheduled from Sept. 12 to 18.
Too rich a tapestry ’round a chickboy?
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Watched the premier of Goyo: The Boy General last Thursday at SM Megamall. Glad to have seen it that early, as its regular screening only starts Sept. 5.
Leaving the familiar behind
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Iya Fernandez’ Tales on Exile is a 50-page book originally published in French in 2015 as part of the Collection Échappés Breves.
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...
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