Tuesday, October 14, 2008

25th cornelio faigao annual writers workshop fellows

Congratulations to my classmate, Sonia! You didn't tell me you are joining this. Anyway, this post is taken from RV Escatron. The upcoming 25th Cornelio Faigao Annual Writers Workshop of Cebu is to be held on October 17 to19 at the University of San Carlos Retreat House. Of the 15 fellows, 13 are from Cebu City.

Among the 13 fellows who are from Cebu City are Jona Bering, Bobby Cabangon, Charmaine Carreon, Pete Zaesar Galula, Jude Gitamondoc, Dennis Judilla, Maddie Llacer, Rhodora Magan, Neile Genica Mijares, Tez Marie Tan, Lilia Tio, Maria Eleanor Valeros, and Cindy Velasquez. Joining them from out of town are Sonia Sygaco from Dumaguete City and Elmer Agustin from Tacloban City. Panelists for this year’s workshop are award-winning writers Resil B. Mojares, Merlie Alunan, and Adonis Durado; and Erlinda Alburo, who will serve as workshop director. and two are from other cities in Region 7.

An outreach program of the USC through the Cebuano Studies Center, the workshop started in 1984 has served as training ground for around 250 creative writers writing in English and Cebuano not only in Cebu but also in other Cebuano-speaking parts of the country.


Mugen said...

I was talking to a friend sometime last week (or was it the other week nakalimutan ko na) Told my friend that even Diliman imports like me are afraid of people from Siliman.

For some reasons, you give me an impression that there are more writers from Visayas and Mindanao. Galing!

f. jordan said...

Afraid? Why naman?! We don't bite. Hehe...

Yeah, maybe there are more writers down here yet we don't get much of the spotlight. But the good thing is this don't stop us from creating what is needed to be created. The pen must move on!