Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Free Lecture Opens LIRA Poetry Clinic

On June 4, 2011 (Saturday), the annual Filipino poetry clinic of the Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) kicks off with a lecture by National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, also known as the poet Rio Alma. The lecture titled "Reklamasyon sa Pambansang Gunita" will be held at 1:00 PM in Room 201 of the College of Arts and Letters New Building in UP Diliman, Quezon City. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more details, please contact Louie Jon. A Sanchez, LIRA public relations officer, at 0927-7714732 send an email to The orientation of the new Fellows of the Clinic will be held in the morning starting at 9:00 AM, and will be closed to the public.

The LIRA Poetry Clinic has been held yearly since 1985, featuring lectures and workshops focusing on the different aspects of poetry. Its workshops have produced award-winning poets such as Roberto AƱonuevo, Rebecca AƱonuevo, Romulo Baquiran Jr., Michael Coroza, Vim Nadera, Jerry Gracio, and Edgar Samar.

Dr. Michael Coroza will serve as the Director of the 2011 Poetry Clinic; Phillip Yerro Kimpo Jr. is the current President of LIRA.

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