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Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings

Ateneo Library of Women's Writings





The Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (ALiWW) announces the launch of the VIRGINIA BENITEZ LICUANAN AWARD FOR HISTORY WRITING in celebration of the 100th birth anniversary of Virginia Benitez Licuanan—writer, editor, and educator.

21st Paz Marquez Benitez Memorial Exhibit and Lecture

21st Paz Marquez Benitez Memorial Exhibit and Lecture*

4:30 P.M., Monday, 9 November
ALiWW Reading Room
1/F Old Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University                         


Angela Manalang-Gloria (1907-1995), hailed by feminist critics as “the matriarch of Filipino poets writing in English,” wrote Poems (1940)—the first and only pre-war anthology of poetry in English by a Filipino woman.   

Ang Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol na Kamalayan (KASIBULAN) ay natatangi sa ibang organisasyon ng mga manlilikha ng sining dahil malày ang mga kasapi nito sa pag-uusap tungkol sa mga isyung pang-kababaihan, at mga isyu ng kababaihan, kamalayang itinatanghal nila sa kanilang mga likhang-sining.

3/4/2014 8:19:49 AM

ALiWW is proud to feature Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi for its 12th Natividad Galang Fajardo exhibit

The Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (or ALIWW) is located on the ground floor of the Old Library, next to the MDRC Section. It contains material collected from 263 women writers in Literature, Journalism and Mass Media, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film, Medicine, and Social Science.

ALIWW houses a book collection of 659 titles and 766 volumes, as well as multimedia materials like audiotapes, videotapes, compact discs and other magnetic and digital materials. It also has over 22,000 documents consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, personal papers, and more than 1,000 photographs. The prized exhibits include the handwritten journals of Paz Marquez-Benitez (author of “Dead Stars,” the first modern short story in the Philippines) and the notebooks of Angela Manalang (author of the iconic poem, “Revolt from Hymen”), to name a few.

As the first of its kind in the Philippines, the ALIWW hopes to become a regional research center for gender studies, to promote comparative studies, and to facilitate cross-cultural exchange among Women's Studies programs in the ASEAN and throughout the world.


Offered Services:

  • Assists in researching on Filipino women writers;
  • Mounts exhibits and special events like professorial lectures, symposia, live performances and book launchings; and
  • Assists in the research and publication of material relevant to its collection

Isabel Consuelo A. Nazareno
Executive Director

Tommy dela Cruz
Head Librarian
Tel. (632) 426-6001 local 5811

Marie Edelquin D. Bautista

Karen D. Dabu

Paul Andrew Mendoza

ALiWW's official email address: aliww.rl.ls@ateneo.edu

Days Time
Monday to Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00 NN