Thursday, March 24, 2011


FILCOLS Huntahan for Women Writers

You were browsing your most favorite magazine. And an article caught your attention. Simply because it was full of your own words written in your own style. There goes your boss’ name as the byline. Then you remember, she asked you to write a research about this topic ages ago. Does she have the right to publish it under her name?

You wrote a book. And you just broke up with your co-author, your emotionally unstable boyfriend. Suddenly he doesn’t want to share anything with you, even the copyright. Can he snatch it away from you?

These questions and more will be answered in FILCOLS Huntahan para sa Manunulat na Kababaihan. It is an informal discussion on writing, publishing, intellectual property and copyright. This session is specially designed for women writers and researchers. It will be held on 28 March 2011 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Seminar Room, College of Social Work and Community Development, Magsaysay St., UP Diliman, Q.C.

This event aims to encourage working together to address challenges in and outside the academe and to promote women writers’ rights in the country.

There is no registration fee and FILCOLS Huntahan para sa Manunulat na Kababaihan is open to all women writers ONLY.

Pre-registration is required though for the preparation of the participants' certificates and light snacks. Please call, text or email: 7479250 local 401, 0919-3175708 / After pre-registering, visit to check if your name is already listed.

Those who are NOT SURE if they can attend on the said time and date are discouraged to pre-register. FILCOLS has limited resources. Thank you for your understanding.

FILCOLS Huntahan sessions were previously held in Naga, Cavite, Pangasinan, Mandaluyong and Quezon City. FILCOLS look forward to celebrating with all the women writers and researchers the Women's Month. This event is organized by FILCOLS and UP Center for Women's Studies headed by Dra. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio. Media partners are BusinessWorld and who will be distributing their publications as freebies to all the participants.

FILCOLS receives support from the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) and Kopinor. NORCODE is an international copyright development group funded by five copyright societies namely KOPINOR, GRAMO, TONO, BONO and NORWACO. KOPINOR is the reproduction rights (RRO) of Norway while FILCOLS is the RRO of the Philippines.

written by Beverly Siy.

This press release can be copied and posted anywhere as long as the author's byline is retained. Thank you.

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