Escolta Street: A queen lying in wait

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Walk along Escolta Street in Binondo, Manila and your eyes are certain to land upon rows of tarpaulin that proclaim: “Welcome to Escolta! Manila’s Queen of Streets!” A survey around the area is a must to confirm the validity of this claim. This is what is revealed: vendors selling lansones and pomelo outside of Santa… Read more »

Submission Guidelines: Second Regular Folio AY 2016-2017

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Heights is officially calling for contributions for the Second Regular Folio. All members of the LS community may contribute visual artistic works and written works in English and Filipino. The deadline for submissions is on January 27, 2017. Below are the submission guidelines. INFORMATION All artists and authors must submit a .DOCX file with the… Read more »

Writers, artists tell the tales of Martial Law

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Writers and artists retold and relived the poetry, music, and art of the Marcos regime in Sa Mata ng Sigwa last November 11, 2016 at Faura AVR. Sa Mata ng Sigwa (Eye of the Storm) served as the culminating event of Taboan, a day-long series of talks and workshops focused on campus writing and its… Read more »

Second Heights Creative Talk zooms in on city poetry

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Heights held its second Creative Talk for the year, titled “City Poetry,” exploring the effect of urban spaces on Philippine poetry. The talk was held on October 21,2016, Friday. In the talk, English Department instructor Vincenz Serrano gave an overview of urban development in Manila, specifically during the Spanish colonial period, American colonial period, and the… Read more »

Tania Smith: Funny and Feminist

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Australian artist Tania Smith gave a talk on her body of largely performance-based work at the Ateneo Art Gallery last September 30. During her Funny and Feminist: Performing the Comic Anti-Hero talk at the art gallery, she brought to the fore her method of utilising humour to make statements on the experience of being a woman…. Read more »

The 22nd Ateneo Heights Writers Workshop is now accepting applications

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  [EXTENDED] As the university’s official literary and artistic publication for over sixty years, Heights continues to cultivate the writing community of the Ateneo. The publication commits itself to providing opportunities for student writers to develop their craft alongside established and multi-awarded literary figures in the Philippine writing community. The Ateneo Heights Writers Workshop (AHWW) is… Read more »

Manila International Book Fair celebrates its 37th year

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PrimeTrade Asia conducted the 37th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) on September 14-18, 2016, at the SMX Convention Center, in SM Mall of Asia Complex. The five-day fair was comprised of a wide array of booths that were manned by partner publishing companies, bookstores, and suppliers of educational materials. The annual book fair serves as… Read more »

Kritika Kultura hosts launch of Motherless Tongues by Vicente L. Rafael

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  Kritika Kultura, the electronic journal of literary and cultural studies of the Ateneo de Manila University, hosted the launch of Motherless Tongues: The Insurgency of Language Amid Wars of Translation by Vicente L. Rafael on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the Rizal Library. A renowned academic, Rafael teaches history at the University of Washington… Read more »

Heights introduces Editorial Board for AY 2016-2017

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The Heights Editorial Board of AY 2016-2017, appointed last May 2016, is comprised of seventeen editors driven by a common vision of cultivating art and literature in the Ateneo. The editorial board guides the publication in the production of their folios and organization of events and other external efforts. Moreover, they oversee the development and… Read more »