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52nd SU writers’ workshop set

The 52nd Silliman University National Writers Workshop will be held May 6-24 at the Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village in Camp Look-out, Valencia, Negros Oriental, a press release from the school said.

The 13 writers from the Philippines who were accepted as workshop fellows are Nolin Adrian de Pedro and Corina Marie Arenas, both of the University of the Philippines-Diliman; Brylle Bautista Tabora, University of Santo Tomas; Lyde Gerard Villanueva, SU, and Trish Shishikura, Miriam College, for poetry;

Rhea Politado and Sophia Marie Lee of UP Diliman, and Tracey dela Cruz and Patricia Verzo of Ateneo de Manila University, for fiction; Arnie Mejia of Pacasum College; Ana Felisa Lorenzo, UP Diliman, and Jennifer dela Rosa Balboa of De La Salle University, for creative nonfiction; and Mario Mendez, DLSU, for drama.

They will be joined by special Singaporean fellows Christine Leow and Nurul Asyikin from the Singapore Management University, the press release also said.

The panel of writers and critics is composed of Susan Lara, Bobby Flores Villasis, César Ruìz Aquino, Dean Francis Alfar, DM Reyes, John Jack Wigley, Jose Dalisay Jr., Ricardo de Ungria, Marjorie Evasco, Alfred Yuson, Gémino Abad, and Grace Monte de Ramos.

The workshop is the oldest creative writing clinic of its kind in Asia, the press release said. It was founded in 1962 by S.E.A. writer awardee Edilberto Tiempo and National Artist Edith Tiempo, and was recently given the Tanging Parangal in the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining by the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

For more information, those interested may contact workshop coordinator Ian Rosales Casocot at silliman.cwc@gmail.com, or call the Department of English and Literature at (035) 422-6002 local 520, the press release added.*

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