PANDIWA 2021: UPLB Writers’ Club brings 6th Writing congress

The UPLB Writers’ Club goes online in its sixth installment of PANDIWA: a two-day regional writing congress, aiming to hone the writing skills of its delegates and reiterate their duty in society’s struggle for equality.

PANDIWA: Paglilimbag sa Panahon ng Ligalig is this year’s induction of several lectures and workshops that situate literature as an instrument in responding to contemporary pressing issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Timely and essential, these sessions will discuss how we can use literature as a weapon for social change, and the role of youth in nation building through nonfiction writing and poetry writing. A cultural presentation shall conclude each day of the event.

The upcoming congress will be composed of discussions in a newfound virtual setup, empowering young Filipino writers amidst the pandemic’s challenges.In partnership with an assembly of writers and aspiring writers from Southern Tagalog’s multitude of secondary and tertiary schools, PANDIWA will be conducted via Zoom and Facebook Live this coming May 15 and 16, 7 PM to 10 PM

Publication material from UPLB Writers’ Club

Speaker from Makó Micro-Press, a micro self-publishing press and Youth UNBOUND-Southern Tagalog spokesperson Kristine San Agustin will grace this year’s event, along with UPLB Department of Humanities Professor and Poet Emmanuel Dumlao and Assistant Professor Liberty Balanquit. 

Past installations have been met with the presence of Dr. Bienvinido Lumbera, Vim Nadera, as well as the university’s very own estimable professors.

Publication material from UPLB Writers’ Club

 Register through to take part in the free online event!

For inquiries, you may contact the organizers through their email ( or through text (Toni Dimaano – 09161316236). 

Stay tuned with the latest updates at The UPLB Writers’ Club’s Facebook/Twitter/Instagram Accounts.

See you at #PANDIWA2021!

The UPLB Writers’ Club is a non-profit organization established in the University of the Philippines Los Baños, consisting of young writers and literary enthusiasts who pursue literary art inclined to positive social change, dissuading art for art’s sake.


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