The IYAS National Writers’ Workshop of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, has selected 15 Fellows for 2013, out of 82 applicants nationwide.
The fellows for fiction are Leon Cedric Tan and Michael Aaron Gomez (English), Danilo Niño Calalang and Jay Jomar Quintos (Filipino), Manuel Avenido Jr. and Kareen Kristeen Bughaw (Cebuano).
The fellows for poetry are Stefani Patricia Kelly Tran and Roberto Klemente Timonera (English), Rommel Roxas and John Elmar Templonuevo (Filipino), Ma. Carmie Flor Ortego and Erik Enriquez Tuban (Cebuano), JP Anthony Cuñada, Winston Gallo, and Nikos Primavera (Hiligaynon).
IYAS will interface with the Kritika National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism sponsored by the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center and the NCCA, which will also be held on the same dates at the University of St. La Salle.
The interface activities include a film screening of “Pureza,” a film by Jay Abello on the sugar industry; a craft and criticism forum by Dr. Roland Tolentino and Dr. Dinah Roma-Sianturi; and an introduction to Negrense culture through trips to cultural landmarks in Bacolod, Talisay, Silay, and Victorias cities.
The IYAS Workshop Director is Dr. Dinah Roma-Sianturi and the panelists for this year are Dr. Genevieve Asenjo, Dr. Ronald Baytan, Prof. Danilo M. Reyes, Ms. Grace Monte de Ramos, and Prof. John Iremil Teodoro. Dr. Marjorie Evasco and Dr. Elsie Coscolluela also sit in the panel.
The IYAS National Writers’ Workshop is co-sponsored by the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and will be held on April 21 – 27, 2013 at the Balay Kalinungan Complex of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City.