Number of Members: 104
Location: Quezon City
Project Title: “The LIRA Literature and Language Education Program 2010”
The Filipino language may not be the sweetest, but it definitely is something to be proud of. This is one of the reasons why the Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) has been actively running a volunteer program that aims to foster the growth of our national literature and culture, highlighting teaching of Filipino poetry.
LIRA’s Literature and Language Education Program 2010 edition was divided into two main components namely: (1) Sining ng Tugma at Sukat 2010: Pagtuturo ng Tula sa Siyam na Bayan sa mga Lalawigan (Art of Rhyme and Meter 2010: Teaching Poetry in Nine Towns in the Provinces) and (2) Klinikang Pampanulaan ng LIRA 2010 (LIRA Filipino Poetry Clinic 2010). There 500 beneficiaries which include teachers and high school and college students, as well as aspiring writers from all over Luzon.
The Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) was founded in 1985 by a group of young poets and their mentor National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario. It is the oldest organization of poets in Filipino. LIRA is tagged as one of the country’s premiere literary organizations, and a non-profit, volunteer-run education NGO.