UMPIL hosts ASEAN Literary Symposium on August 26-28, 2015

11845152_10154241295044152_4573746851421881621_oThe Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL), in cooperation with the Kagawaran ng Filipino, Ateneo de Manila University, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, will host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Literary Symposium on August 26-28, 2015, at the Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

The symposium gathers scholars and writers from ASEAN member countries to respond to the needs and challenges of regional integration, and locate the place of literature and literary education in Southeast Asia.

Country speakers include Melani Budianta (Indonesia), Trisilpa Boonkachorn (Thailand), Athithouthay Chatouphonexay (Laos), Nor Faridah Binti Abdul Manaf (Malaysia), Rebecca T. Añonuevo (Philippines), among others.

A panel discussion on the importance of translation in the ASEAN Literary Education by writer-translators Marne Kilates, Mario Miclat, and D.M Reyes will culminate the symposium.

The symposium is open to the public, but does not include meals and kits. To enlist as guest, email convenor Michael M. Coroza at or head of secretariat Louie Jon A. Sanchez at


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