IN PHOTOS: UP Writers Night 2018 celebrates 40 years of Likhaan

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This year’s UP Writers Night at the University Hotel in UP Diliman marked the 40th anniversary of Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW).

A special commemorative issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature titled 40@40 was launched along with the journal’s regular 12th issue on November 23.

Former ICW directors delivered messages on the occasion and fellows from various batches of the UP National Writers Workshop performed.

 

Gougou de Jesus hosts UP Writers Night 2018. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Gougou de Jesus hosts UP Writers Night 2018. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature Chair Vladimeir Gonzales reads the message of UP Diliman College of Arts and Letters Dean Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature Chair Vladimeir Gonzales reads the message of UP Diliman College of Arts and Letters Dean Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UP ICW Director Rolando Tolentino shares a brief history of the Institute. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
UP ICW Director Rolando Tolentino shares a brief history of the Institute. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Dr. Chuckberry Pascual (left) and Dr. Eugene Evasco, editors of Likhaan 12 (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Dr. Chuckberry Pascual (left) and Dr. Eugene Evasco, editors of Likhaan 12 (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Likhaan 12 contributors, from left: Paul Rico de Lara, Alfonso Manalastas, and Mark Angeles (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Likhaan 12 contributors, from left: Paul Rico de Lara, Alfonso Manalastas, and Mark Angeles (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

The editors, authors, and production staff of Likhaan 12 (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
The editors, authors, and production staff of Likhaan 12 (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr., editor of Likhaan 40@40 (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr., editor of Likhaan 40@40 (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Likhaan 40@40 contributors: Niles Breis (left) and Marne Kilates (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Likhaan 40@40 contributors: Niles Breis (left) and Marne Kilates (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

The editors, authors, and production staff of Likhaan 40@40 (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
The editors, authors, and production staff of Likhaan 40@40 (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

National Artist for Literature Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
National Artist for Literature Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Jess Santiago (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Jess Santiago (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Former ICW Director Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Former ICW Director Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Prof. Nerisa del Carmen Guevara (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Prof. Nerisa del Carmen Guevara (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Former ICW Director VIM Nadera (right) and Donato Alvarez, who created the Likhaan logo (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Former ICW Director VIM Nadera (right) and Donato Alvarez, who created the Likhaan logo (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Prof. Sandra Nicole Roldan (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Prof. Sandra Nicole Roldan (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Bernardo Aguay Jr. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Bernardo Aguay Jr. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

BLKD (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
BLKD (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Joey Ayala (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Joey Ayala (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)