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What’s New, UP Cebu?

For UP students, summer of 2014 is unlike the previous years. Students miss their alma mater more because they’ll be spending extra two months in their homes. As most students leave the university early April, they’ll be back sometime August since academic shift for the entire UP System from June to August was already approved and implemented this academic year 2014-2015. Despite the opposition of some students, the new academic calendar will be taking effect in all campuses of UP including the University of the Philippines Cebu
For UP Cebu, since I graduated last year, a lot of changes has been taking effect. The administration of Dean Corro has continuously done great things to improve the facilities of this university.

When the visited the campus last week, I roamed around and noticed these notable changes:

The renovation of the UP Cebu Library building is now ongoing. To add the good news, there will be additional four new tambayansin front of the CSO. Early last year, three ta…

Cebu Literary Festival 2014

JUNE 27, FRIDAY. It's a day about everything literary at Ayala Center Cebu! Discover the beauty of words in literary talks, moderated conversations, exhibits, demos, presentations, a book launch and a music and poetry jam at end of day during the event.
The bonus: enjoy all of these treats for FREE!
Cebu Literary Festival 2014 is presented by Little Boy Productions and the Cebuano Studies Center  in cooperation with the Arts Council of Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, 22 Tango Records, Happy Garaje, Kenneth Cobonpue, Style Assembly, Steven Atenta, East West Café at the IT Park, Pepper Lunch, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Shakey’s.
For details, call (032) 233-0452 or join this public event in Facebook.
PROGRAM
1030am - Opening Remarks – Mayor Mike Rama
1045am – Talk: Ten Things You Need to Know about Being a Cebuano Playwright in NYC by Linda Faigao Hall
1145am – Presentation: Promoting Reading through Storytelling by Cris Evert Lato of the Basadours
12nn – Presentation: Pechakucha by Jay…

Travel Writing Lecture with Shivaji Das in UP Cebu

Are you a Cebu-based travel writer? Are you a travel writer whose currently in Cebu? Do you want to learn more about travel writing? Are you planning to document one of our future travels? Do you want to learn techniques on how to be a better travel writer?
If you have a YES answer to any of these questions,  we are pleased to invite you to the "UP CebuCreative Writing Program Lecture Series.”
This is a three-hour lecture from a renowned Asian travel writer Shivaji Das. He has given several talks on travel writing in Singapore, China, Indonesia and Brazil. This Singapore-based author of "Journey With the Caterpillar" (a humorous travelogue in Indonesia) will be having a lecture on Travel Writing on June 28, 2014, Saturday from 1:00-4:00 PM in UP Cebu AVR-2. Admission is free.
The novelist and PEN Awardee Gina Apostol and New-York based playwright Linda Faigao have previously conducted lectures hosted by the UP Cebu Creative Writing Program.

See you there, Creative Isko…