Marjorie Evasco finished her master’s degree in Creative Writing at the Silliman University and her Doctorate of Arts in Language and Literature (DALL) at the De La Salle University-Manila. She served as Director of DLSU’s Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center.
Evasco has received Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards, National Book Awards from the Manila Critics’ Circle, Philippines Free Press, Arinday (Silliman University), and Gintong Aklat (Book Development Association of the Philippines) prizes. She has received various international fellowships: Hawthornden Castle, Rockefeller grant and residency, Vancouver International Writers’ Festival, International Writers’ Program fellowship, University of Malaya Cultural Centre and the Wordfeast 1st Singapore International Literary Festival.
Evasco’s poetry books are: Dreamweavers: Selected Poems 1976-1986 (1987) andOchre Tones: Poems in English and Cebuano (1999). Her other books include: A Legacy of Light: 100 Years of Sun Life in the Philippines, Six Women Poets: Inter/Views (with Edna Manlapaz), Kung Ibig Mo: Love Poetry by Women (with Benilda Santos) and A Life Shaped by Music: Andrea O. Veneracion and The Philippine Madrigal Singers.