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Bienvenido L. Lumbera; 89

It is with deep sadness and regret that the Philippine Center of International PEN announces the passing away of its Chair Emeritus, National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera. “Bien” passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, said his daughter, Tala Lumbera. Bienvenido L. Lumbera (1932-2021)Bienvenido L. Lumbera, critic, poet, dramatist, scholar, author, … Continue reading Bienvenido L. Lumbera; 89

PHILIPPINE PEN GOES ‘ALL IN’ ON ITS 2021 ONLINE CONGRESS

The Philippine Centre of International PEN (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists), is inviting its members to its annual Congress on May 15, 2021. ALL IN aims to capture the linguistic and cultural inclusivity that the digital space enables, as well as speak of the collective hope Filipinos must have during these uncertain times. In partnership … Continue reading PHILIPPINE PEN GOES ‘ALL IN’ ON ITS 2021 ONLINE CONGRESS

STATEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL PEN ON FREE EXPRESSION IN MYANMAR

FREE THE POETS OF MYANMAR Since Day One of the military junta in Myanmar, authorities have arrested writers Than Myint Aung, Maung Thar Cho, Htin Lin Oo and Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi together with writers-activists Mya Aye and Pyone Cho. On March 3, 2021, Myanmar poets K Zar Win and Myint Myint Zin were … Continue reading STATEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL PEN ON FREE EXPRESSION IN MYANMAR

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