The Carcar Lecture Series

| January 18, 2013

    The USC Cebuano Studies Center in cooperation with the St. Catherine School of Carcar and the City of Carcar is conducting the Carcar Lecture Series every month from January to July  2013 at St. Catherine School from 1:00-4:00 pm.

    The Carcar Lecture Series is an outreach program of the Cebuano Studies Center geared towards raising the community’s awareness and appreciation of their cultural and literary heritage.

   The project headed by the Cebuano Studies Center of the University of San Carlos will run for six months with each month featuring two or three writers of Carcar.

    To showcase Carcar’s impressive roster of writers, faculty members of the Literature and Humanities section of the Department of Languages and Literature and guest speakers will present on a specific writer and his/her oeuvre. 

    In January, Sam Harold Kho Nervez will deliver a talk on the legendary Marcel Navarra and his literary legacy and Cindy Velasquez will present on the incomparable Maria Kabigon and her contributions to Cebuano literature.

   Slated in February are presentations on Sinforosa Alcordo by Sonrisa Samson and on Jovito Abellana by Althea Capacio.

    In March, Fely Latras will present Epifanio Alfafara and his works to the public and Kyle Matthew Santelices will discuss Diosdado Alesna and his literary legacy.

    For April, Haidee Emmie Palapar will showcase the works of Brigido Alfar and Raphael Dean Polinar will focus on Galileo Varga.

    In May, Chester Miparanum will talk on Vicente Alcover while Bejay Villaflores will speak on Vicente Alcoseba.

    Trizer Dale Mansueto will do the June presentation on Bonifacio Deiparine and Genesis Bedio on Mario Florido.

    The literary series will be capped by presentations in July on Jose Galicano by Frances Mae Serenio and Filomeno Dayanan by Hope Sabanpan-Yu. 

    The lecture series is free and open to the public. For more information, please email Raphael Dean Polinar at

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