The 17th Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) opens today at the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology Mini-Theater. Twelve writing fellows were selected for this year’s INWW. They are:
Bernardo Miguel Aguay Jr., Calabanga, Camarines Sur (Filipino)
Paul A. Castillo, University of Santo Tomas (Filipino)
Roberto Klemente R. Timonera, MSU-IIT (English)
Gratian Paul R. Tidor, MSU-IIT (Cebuano)
Herminigildo M. Dico, MSU-IIT (Cebuano)
Jona B. Bering, University of San Carlos (Cebuano)
Nemesio S. Baldesco, Lamiraw, Calbayog City (Waray)
Jayson E. Parba, Capitol University (English)
Kyra Camille C. Ballesteros, Ateneo de Manila University (English)
Romulo P. Pena, UP Diliman (Filipino)
Reynaldo A. Villaruz, Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion (Hiligaynon)
Anili F. Butcon, Xavier University (English)
The 17th INWW panelists are Antonio Enriquez, Leoncio P. Deriada, Merlie M. Alunan, Victor N. Sugbo, German V. Gervacio and Steven PC Fernandez. This year’s keynote lecturer is Lawrence Ypil, and workshop director, Christine Godinez-Ortega.
Major sponsors this year include the MSU-IIT Chancellor’s Office and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Extension; the National Book Development Board; the NCCA Speakers Bureau; the Manuel E. Buenafe Writing Fellowship; JY Balacuit Memorial Awards; and writers groups, schools, past panelists and INWW alumni who donated cash and in kind so the workshop could be held this year.