Heights launches Ang Dalawang Punong Matayog

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Two Great Trees. This year's Kuwentong Pambata Book Grant was given to "Ang Dalawang Punong Matayog," about a pair of inseparable seeds who learn that they must let each other go to grow into trees.

  Every year, Heights holds the Kuwentong Pambata Book Grant, which grants publication to a children’s short story from an Atenean writer and illustrator. This year, Heights partnered with Tugon and launched this year’s book, entitled Ang Dalawang Punong Matayog, last December 12, 2014 at the Cervini Recreational Room. The book is about two close… Read more »

Heights joins collegiate literary groups at Lit UP

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  Heights Ateneo and a number of other university-based literary and artistic publications met up at University Hotel in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman last November 28, 2014 for “Lit UP,” a UP Writer’s Club sponsored event that aimed to gather collegiate writing organizations to interact and promote their folios, zines, and other… Read more »

Tanghalang Ateneo opens Rite of Passage (Sa Pagtubu kang Tahud)

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Tanghalang Ateneo is staging the second play in its 36th season, “Rite of Passage (Sa Pagtubu kang Tahud),” which will open on November 27, 2014. It is written by multi-award winning playwright Glenn Sevilla Mas and directed by actor, writer, and director Ron Capinding. The play is an adaptation of Maria Milagros Geremia Lachica’s Kinaray-a… Read more »

Raffles and National Bookstore present The Philippine Literary Festival

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    The Philippine Literary Festival—the first of its kind—was hosted by Raffles Hotel and National Bookstore. It featured talks held by multi-award winning writers, book launches for Manix Abrera’s “14” Silent Comics  and Boy Abunda’s Make Your Nanay Proud, and a poetry jamming session with Mikael de Lara Co, Allan Popa, Kristian Cordero, and… Read more »

Lopez Museum presents Articles of Disagreements

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  Last September 18, 2014, the Lopez Museum and Library officially opened its newest exhibit, Articles of Disagreements. Curated by Lian Ladia and Sidd Perez, of the Planting Rice curatorial team, the show “highlights words and texts largely taking precedence over brush strokes,” as stated by the museum director, Cedie Lopez Vargas, as she opened… Read more »

Heights launches first regular folio of the year

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  Members of the Ateneo community joined the Heights for its first regular folio launch last September 26, 2014 at the Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Annex in Ateneo de Manila University. The tropical paradise-themed event, titled ‘Flight,’ marked the publication of the Heights’ first issue of its 62nd volume. The program opened with remarks… Read more »

Local publishers gather at Manila International Book Fair

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    For 35 years, the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) continues to be one of the longest-running book events in Asia. It is an annual event where book sellers, publishers, authors and readers gather to appreciate both local and international literature. This year, the event ran from September 17 to 21, 2014 at the… Read more »

Heights holds Creative Talk on Filipino comics

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The komikeros. Heights Editor-in-Chief Manuel Angulo (leftmost), Bagwisan Editor Selina Ablaza (second from left), and  Art Editor Krysten Tan (rightmost) pose with speakers and acclaimed comic artists Manix Abrera and Emiliana Kampilan.

  Comic fans and aficionados alike gathered at the Faura AVR last September 5, 2014 for the Heights Art Staff and Bagwisan Filipino Creative Talk entitled “Panel By Panel: Komiks.” The talk focused on local comics, also called komiks, and its relation to society.   Heights Associate Art Editor Reg Geli gave the opening remarks…. Read more »

Heights hosts first Creative Talk on erotic literature

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  If history is to be trusted, then it is true that sex sells. There was a large turn-up at Faura AVR last August 29, 2014 for the Heights English Creative Talk.  Entitled ‘Let’s Talk About Sex: A Crash Course on Erotic Literature,’ the lecture revolved around the purpose and technicalities surrounding erotica. The event… Read more »