15 Fellows to the 15th Ateneo National Writers Workshop Named

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) and Kritika Kultura (KK) have selected 15 fellows for the 15th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW) to be held at the Ateneo de Manila University from May 29 to June 2, 2017.

ANWW is the flagship project of the Creative Writing Desk of AILAP. Annually, 10 to 16 fellowships are given to young writers from around the country who wish to undergo a week of intensive training in their respective genres, namely fiction, poetry, and essay. This year ANWW has also accepted fellows whose works pursue issues surrounding the formation of local history and memory.

In collaboration with KK, the internationally recognized journal of language, literary, and cultural studies based in the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, ANWW has also accepted fellows working on critical essays on Philippine literary and cultural studies, particularly in relation to the region, nation, and the globe. The partnership between AILAP and KK aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between practitioners (both emerging and established) of creative and critical writing.

In addition to the workshop sessions, the fellows will attend talks and participate in discussions exploring concerns connected to Filipino communities.

The fellows for the 15th ANWW are:

For poetry in English:
Mariel Annarose Nicole L. Alonzo (Davao City)

Andrea Coleen V. Tubig (Mandaluyong City)

For poetry in Filipino:

Xeus DC Foja (Manila)

Mikael Rabara Gallego (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)

Rex Sandro M. Nepomuceno (Boac, Marinduque)

For fiction in English:

Lioba Asia Piluden (Sagada, Mountain Province)

Scott Platt-Salcedo (Passi City, Iloilo)

Tim Eric Vincent J. Yusingco (Cainta, Rizal)

For fiction in Filipino:
Rai Aldrin Bartolome Salvador (Cauayan City, Isabela)

Alexandra Clarizze V. Villegas (Quezon City)

For essay in English:
Alec E. Bailon (Quezon City)

For essay in Filipino:
John Emmanuel L. Inojosa (Lucena City, Quezon)

For criticism:

Maria Vanessa Estillore-Gabunada (Baybay City, Leyte)

Ivan Emil A. Labayne (Caloocan City)

Maria Rocini Tenasas (Tacloban City, Leyte)

This year’s workshop director is Mark Anthony Cayanan.

For queries, write Christoffer Mitch C. Cerda, coordinator of ANWW 15, at ccerda@ateneo.edu or call him at 02)4266001 local 5320/5321.