Libulan Queer Collective launches queer anthology in Cebu Normal University

Announcements by The Editors |

The Libulan Queer Collective, a writers bloc of queer poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights from the southern Philippines, in cooperation with Cratos Publishing House Company, Inc. and the Cebu Normal University-Department of English Studies and Other Languages (ESOL), proudly presents SOUTHERN AUTHORS LIVE: QUEER POETRY, FICTION, ESSAY, AND DRAMA IN CEBUANO and the launching of LIBULAN: BINISAYANG ANTOLOHIYA SA KATITIKANG QUEER, the country’s first anthology of writings from lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, and straight allies this 7 March 2018, 8 AM to 5 PM, at the Samuel McClintock Hall, Cebu Normal University.

The event will feature academic lectures on queer literature, poetry and prose readings from the contributors, and other discussions. It is open to all CNU students, faculty members, staff, and alumni.

Introduction to Libulan: Binisayang Antolohiya sa Katitikang Queer

Critical Essay by Miguel Antonio Lizada |

I am writing this introduction in Hong Kong – a place beyond the geographic, linguistic, and cultural landscape of the Philippine South. The distance however is beyond a matter of literal and cultural distance. When I was asked by the editors to write a short critical preamble for this groundbreaking anthology of Binisayang queer writing, I was initially hesitant to do so because I am in many ways removed from the landscapes the featured writers here tread.

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