Wednesday, January 23

Tag: UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies

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