Saturday, September 21

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Literary journalism can combat fake news, veteran journo says

Literary journalism can combat fake news, veteran journo says

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO VETERAN JOURNALIST and author Joel Pablo Salud championed literary journalism’s role in combating fake news in a forum held Tuesday. The Philippine Graphic magazine editor in chief said the literary form is “richer and more in-depth” than the straight news style, which he claimed can fail to give readers the complete picture. “Journalists are guardians of the national memory. I hear journalists complain about how feeble and short our memories are, but how do you expect people to remember stories not worth remembering?” Salud said. He also challenged the role of journalists as the fourth estate, claiming that it is journalism’s duty to guide readers in the age of fake news. “It’s not enough for journalists to inform their readers. The mere mentio
Artlet profs launch books in an afternoon devoted to literature

Artlet profs launch books in an afternoon devoted to literature

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LITTERATEURS GATHER on Saturday afternoons to exchange opinions and different perceptions by interacting through books over some snacks and glasses of wine. In one of their book discussions at Solidaridad Bookshop in Ermita, Manila last Feb. 23, some renowned professors from the Faculty and book lovers convened yet again for the Philippine Center of International PEN’s (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) launch of the three new titles from the UST Publishing House. The books launched were Ang Tagalabas sa Panitikan by Chuckberry Pascual, Sa Mga Pagitan ng Buhay at Iba pang Pagtutulay by Ralph Semino Galan, and Finding Teo: Tula at Talambuhay by Joselito Delos Reyes. All three authors are part of the UST Center of Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS). Pascu
Paul Castillo moves the world one word at a time

Paul Castillo moves the world one word at a time

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By LORRAINE B. LAZARO and THERESE MARIE F. UNGSON JUST AS artists have their craft, Paul Castillo has his words. He uses his passion for writing to leave an impact on the world. While revisiting his journey, a smile appears on his face. For Paul, writing is not just a simple act of composition—writing must give back to society and be a part of history. Despite being in his 30s, the writer ensures that he is able to incorporate the traditions of writing while keeping up with the trends of society. Being a former NSTP facilitator and now an instructor under the Faculty’s Department of Literature as well as a resident fellow at the Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, Paul had the chance to view the world through a wider perspective and share it with today’s ge
Keep passion in writing through reading, says Lit prof

Keep passion in writing through reading, says Lit prof

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THE ASSISTANT director of UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS) urged aspiring creative writers from various schools in Manila to keep their passion for writing alive through reading. Cultural and literary critic Assoc. Prof. Ralph Semino Galan underscored that writers must immerse in literary works. “What we need more are not creative writers, but creative readers. No one can become a good writer when you do not read,” he said in a conference titled The Literary Muse in Manila. Galan also said the readership arouses creativity among writers. “We should also be creative readers so that we appreciate more creative texts, and for you to achieve that, you need to read, and the writing comes next." He added that poetry looks flat when read, but it is brou