THE National Committee on Literary Arts (NCLA) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts has launched the online journal of Ubod 2020 featuring young writers from 11 regions in the country.
Poems, stories and essays of 44 creative writers can be read by accessing https://ubod.ph.
The Ubod 2020 online literary journal was assembled through the leadership of Dr. Hope Sabanpan-Yu, director of the University of San Carlos’ Cebuano Studies Center.
Creative works from Central Visayas were written by Bathalad Cebu writers Kenneth Michael Baba, CD Borden and Alphonse James Colosimo and Charles Dominic Sanchez, a University of San Carlos alumnus and author of ebook Hexopus.
In her introduction, current NCLA head Juliet Mallari said “Ubod 2020 has come into being through the efforts of the two sets of members of the NCLA 2017-2019 and NCLA 2020-2022).”
“The plurality and lushness of the written tongues generate a collection of pieces full of consequential prose and verse by a new generation of writers,” she said.
Mallari added: “Regional representation is more comprehensive this time — the creative mode becomes manifest in the varied forms and contents of the works. The writers’ fresh insights and unsullied energies of sense and sensibility are worth serious reading.”