The Office of Publication & Information (OPI), the Department of English of the College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS) funded by the OPI and the National Commission for Culture & Arts (NCCA) released the names of 15 writing fellows during the 21st Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) to be held on May 26-31, 2014.
The OPI and the Department of English will likewise hold the Second Mindanao Writers & Teachers Summit on May 23-24, 2014 at the CASSalida Theatre (see separate news release).
The 15 Iligan workshop fellows, the literary genres, geographic area and schools are: LUZON- Poetry (English): Lawdenmarc Y. Decamora/San Fernando, Pampanga/De La Salle University; (Filipino): Rommel V. Roxas/Manila/University of Santo Tomas; (Bicol): Allan Popa/Quezon City/UP Diliman; Short Story (Filipino): Seymour B. Sanchez/Pasay City/UP Diliman; and Creative Non-Fiction (English): Nastasia Mikhaila L. Tysmans/ Quezon City/Ateneo de Manila University.
VISAYAS- Short Story (Sebuano): The Gumercindo Rafanan Writing Fellow -Manuel M. Avenido, Jr./Cebu City/ Cebu Normal University; (Waray) Boy Abunda Writing Fellow -Jeremy Alexandre O. Evardone/Palapag, Northern Samar/University of Eastern Philippines; (Hiligaynon) Early Sol A. Gadong/Iloilo City/ UP Visayas in Iloilo; Excerpt of Novel (English) Le-an Lai Lacaba/Tacloban City/UP College Tacloban; and, POETRY (Waray) Ela Mae G. Salazar/Basey, Samar/ Leyte Normal University.
MINDANAO- Short Story (English)- Maria Karlene Shawn I. Cabaraban/Cagayan de Oro City/ Xavier University; Edmond Julian Y. De La Cerna/Davao City/ UP Mindanao; (Filipino) Karen Y. Ramos/Iligan City/MSU-IIT; and, POETRY (English) Amado C. Guinto, Jr./ Iligan City/MSU-IIT.