The 54th edition of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop will open on 11 May 2014 at the Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village in Camp Look-out, Valencia, Negros Oriental. The workshop is the oldest and longest creative writing workshop of its kind in Asia. It was founded in 1962 by S.E.A. Write Awardee Edilberto K. Tiempo and National Artist Edith L. Tiempo, and was recently given the Tanging Parangal in the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining by the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Twelve writers from all over the Philippines have been accepted as regular workshop fellows. They are: Aimee Paulette O. Cando of Quezon City (University of Santo Tomas), Angela Gabriele R. Fabunan of Olongapo City (University of the Philippines—Diliman), Darylle Luzarita Rubino of Polomolok, South Cotabato (University of the Philippines Mindanao), and Mohammad Nassefh R. Macla of Davao City (University of the Philippines Mindanao) for poetry; Luis Manuel Diores of Cebu City (University of San Carlos), Patricia Corazon F. Lim of Quezon City (Ateneo de Manila University), Kristine Abelink Patenio of Murcia, Negros Occidental (University of St. La Salle in Bacolod), and Rodolfo Eduardo T. Santiago of Quezon City (Ateneo de Manila University)for fiction; and Jona Branzuela Bering of Cebu City (Cebu Normal University), Rowena Rose M. Lee of Manila (University of the Philippines Mindanao), Miguel Antonio Lizada of Davao City (Ateneo de Manila University), and Edmark Tejarcio Tan of Quezon City (University of Santo Tomas) for creative nonfiction.