UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies


    From their website:

    The UST Center for Creative Writing and Studies ground was established in the First Semester of 1999, with Dr. Ophelia A. Dimalanta as Director, and with offices at the ground floor of St. Raymond’s Building. She subsequently recommended the appointment of the following:

    Joselito B. Zulueta – Deputy Director
    Erlita Mendoza – Administrative Secretary
    Ferdinand B. Lopez – Program Officer
    Francisco Sionil Jose – Senior Associate
    Cirilo Bautista – Senior Associate
    Rebecca Añonuevo – Junior Associate
    Mike Coroza – Junior Associate
    Ramil Gulle – Junior Associate
    Ralph Galan – Junior Associate

    The Director reported directly both to the Rector and the Secretary General. From then till 2004, the above-mentioned officers, under Dr. Dimalanta’s leadership conducted annual writers’ workshops, edited the bi-annual literary journal Tomas, held literary forums, and other literary activities.

    In 2005, the CCWS was placed under the Office for Research and Development, and the positions of “Senior Associate” and “Junior Associate” were changed to “Senior Consultant-Researcher” and “Junior Associate Researcher,” but its activities remained basically the same.

    In the summer of 2008, the CCWS ceased to be operational, and Dr. Dimalanta was named UST Writer-in-Residence.

    On June 15, 2012, the new Rector, Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy,O.P., appointed Dr. Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo Director of the UST Center for Creative Writing, and approved the changing of  its name to The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies.



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