Thursday, April 12, 2012

accepted fellows | 51st Silliman University National Writers Workshop

I gravitate toward uniquely crazy people. Artists. Poets, Fictionists. Writers. There's something about them that fires me up or makes me move like the clouds.

Summer in Dumaguete is the time of the year when I get to meet big names in the Philippine literary scene. And if I get lucky enough, I get to have my copy signed by these writers, too.

with Butch Dalisay and Cesar Ruiz Aquino
Meanwhile, these are the young writers who made the cut for this year's Silliman University National Writers Workshop. Congratulations! 

National Writers Workshop Director-in-Residence Rowena Tiempo Torrevillas and Silliman University are pleased to announce that the following writers have been accepted as fellows for the 51st Silliman University National Writers Workshop scheduled on April 30-May 18, 2012 at the Silliman University Rose Lamb SobrepeƱa Writers Village, Camp Lookout, Valencia.

For Poetry
CD Borden (University of San Carlos)
Deborah Rosalind Nieto (University of Santo Tomas)

For Fiction
Michael Aaron Gomez (Silliman University)
Thomas David Chavez (Philippine Normal University)
Michelle Abigail Tiu Tan (Ateneo de Manila University)
Christian Tablazon (University of the Philippines–Diliman)
Timothy James Dimacali (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
Ma. Vida Frances Cruz (Ateneo de Manila University)

For Creative Non-Fiction
Hazel Meghan Hamile (University of the Philippines–Mindanao)
Zendy Victoria Sue Valencia (University of Santo Tomas)

For Drama
Karlo Antonio David (Ateneo De Davao University)

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