Talak

Hands (Click here for an excerpt, translated in English, of my chapbook “Talak”  

Rise for Rice

“Rise for Rice,” a project by Bantay Bigas and Food for Peace, was held at Mandala Park, Mandaluyong today. This is in partnership with Good Food Sundays, Gantala Press and Me & My Veg Mouth. Bantay Bigas is an alliance of sectors such as farmers, consumers, retailers and various organizations demanding for a sustainable government…

A Women-Focused Award

For months, members of Gantala Press have been discussing whether we should start a Poetry and Fiction Competition for Women or not. It is hard to imagine that our small press would turn into an award giving body. It’s something we are against, especially because award giving bodies in our country are so flawed. The…

Taking A Stand

I believe the shift in power, at least from the point of view of someone who was introduced to the local writing community through Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA), worked as a high school teacher for an arts school (hence, always on the look out for exciting texts and prompts for my Gen…

Malathaya: Lecture and Zine-Making

“MaLATHAya, the first ever Kapihan session of Heights Ateneo in collaboration with the Ateneo Fine Arts Department happened last Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Ben Chan Artsuite in the Arete. The featured speakers were Faye Cura and Rae Rival of Gantala Press who talked about the roles of women in writing and publishing. Cura…

Gantala Press (CNN + Luto! Laban!)

CNN Philippines interviewed Gantala Press for women’s month. I was in the middle of squeezing calamansi for the talbos salad when the writer and photographer arrived. We were volunteering for Luto! Laban! Details of the event may be read here.  

GGSSG Art/Zine/Book Fair by Women

Here are the posters made by the exhibitors of Gandang-ganda sa Sariling Gawa. The all-women small press expo was organized by Gantala Press and CCP Intertextual Division headed by Bebang Siy   Here is an article by Lerieka Endico for Art+ Magazine. “Arts has been an underrated avenue in fighting this issue. With the help of…

Kritika Kultura

Inihahandog ng Kritika Kultura—sa tulong ng Department of Fine Arts (AdMU)—ang isang panayam ng mga patnugot ng Gantala Press, isang malayang palimbagang feminista na sinusulong ang mga akda na hinggil sa—at gawa ng—mga kababaihan. Ang mga tagapagsalita ay sina Faye Cura, Janine Dimaranan, Beverly Wico Siy, at Rae Rival. Ang panayam ay sa Martes, ika-10…

Zine Orgy 4Play

Created a new zine for Zine Orgy 4Play called “Pagsasampay.” They are sketches and snippets of a fictional character’s childhood. Lately, I’ve been creating zines that are not strictly “literary” or may not be categorized as strictly fiction and poetry. Just a bunch of recording and notes like my previous “Tagu-taguan” zine. I called the writings inside…

Gantala joins Lit UP 6

Gantala Press joined National Book Development Board’s Book Fair at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from March 31-April 2. The press also participated in Lit UP 6: Mithi today, April 21 at Sagul Foodpark, Malingap St. We will hold another launch in Mt. Cloud Bookshop in Baguio (April 30), another launch at Yoli’s Book Cafe (May 6) and will…

Danas: mga pag-aakda ng babae ngayon

On March 18, Gantala Press, Inc. launched “Danas: Mga Pag-aakda ng Babae Ngayon,” edited by Faye Cura and Janine Dimaranan, at Uno Morato Bookstore in Quezon City. The first anthology of women’s works to be published by the press, “Danas” presents poems, stories, comics, and essays about sex, the body, love, motherhood, friendship, and activism,…