The IYAS Creative Writing Workshop of the University of St. La Salle (USLS), Bacolod City, has selected 15 Fellows for 2012, out of 81 applicants from the country and abroad. The Fellows for Fiction are Maria Amparao Warren, Brylle B. Tabora (English), Chuckie Perez Manio, and Anthony de la Cruz (Filipino), Daryl Nino Toring Jabil (Cebuano), Fr. Reynaldo Villanoy Jr. (Hiligaynon). The Fellows for Poetry are Miro Frances D. Capili and Ramon Enrico Damasing (English), Early Sol Gadong and GL John Clavel Haro (Hiligaynon), Mariane A.R.T. Abuan (Filipino), Gratian Paul R. Tidor and CD Borden (Cebuano). Fellows for Drama are: Fundador Tipon III (Hiligaynon) and Mario Mendez (Filipino).
IYAS will interface with the Kritika National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism sponsored by the De La Salle University Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) which will also be held on the same dates at USLS.
The interface activities are: film screening of “Oro, Plata, Mata” by Peque Gallaga; a craft and reading lecture by Dr. Stuart Cooke; and an introduction to Negrense culture through trips to cultural landmarks in Talisay, Silay, and Victorias cities.
The IYAS Workshop Director is Dr. Marjorie Evasco and the panelists for this year are Dr. Genevieve Asenjo, Dr. Ronald Baytan, Prof. Danilo M. Reyes, Ms. Grace Monte de Ramos, Mr. John Iremil Teodoro, and guest panelist Dr. Cooke from Australia. IYAS Founder Dr. Elsie Coscolluela also sits in the panel.
The IYAS Creative Writing Workshop is co-sponsored by the BNSCWC and the NCCA, and will be held on April 22 – 28, 2012 at the Balay Kalinungan Complex of the USLS, Bacolod City.#creative writing #iyas #workshop