14th Lamiraw Workshop announces 12 workshop fellows


The 14th Lamiraw Creative Writing Workshop which will be held on July 8-10, 2017 (its rescheduled date) at the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP), University Town, Catarman, Northern Samar announces the 12 workshop fellows this year:

(Waray) 1) Mark Anthony Simbajon  (UP Tac/Tacloban City), 2) Mark Bonabon (UEP/Biri, N. Samar), 3) Liza Calixtro (UEP/San Jose, N. Samar), 4) Ma. Pamela Carcellar (Samar College/Catbalogan City, W. Samar), 5) Marizel Baldoza (UEP/Laoang, N. Samar), 6) Delia Collamat (CKC/Sta. Margarita, W. Samar), 7) Karyn Arcasitas (NwSSU/Calbayog City, W. Samar), 8) Marissa Aquino (UEP/Calbayog City, W. Samar);

(Inabaknon) 9) Milen Esteria (UEP/Capul, N. Samar);

(Sebuano) 10) Armand Jake Dayoha (UP Cebu/Cebu City); and

(English) 11) Rhodora Bande (VSU/Baybay City, Leyte), and 12) Lynn Jairus Montilla (ABE/Tacloban City, Leyte).

Due to the rescheduling, the following panelists are the ones who confirmed their attendance: 1) Dr. Maria Luisa Torres-Reyes (AdMU), 2) Dr. Hope-Yu (USC), 3) Dr. Lydia de la Rosa (UEP), 4) Prof. Yvonne Esperas (Phil. Science High School-EVC), 5) Mr. Lucien Letaba (multi-awarded composer), 6) Prof. Harold Mercurio (NwSSU), and 7) Comm. Jerry Gracio (KWF).

This activity is spearheaded by the University of Eastern Philippines and Katig Writers Network Inc. in cooperation with Abaknon Literary Arts Guild (ALAG Writers) Inc., and CALAO Writers Inc. Funding for said activity is shouldered by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and cosponsored by Mr. Eugenio “Boy” Abunda.


  1. Self-Introduction
    I am Mrs. Delia Calagos Collamat a resident of Brgy. Monbon,Sta. Margarita,Samar.A retired Master Teacher II of Clarencio Calagos Memorial School of Fisheries,Sta. Margarita Samar, I have been an adviser of Campus Journalism (Filipino) since 1996-2012.
    Presently,I am a part-time instructor of Christ the King College Calbayog City,teaching Filipino major subjects.
    I am very much proud to be a member of Lamiraw Creative Writing.So at my age 61 maybe I can actively participate until the time that I am still able to do so.
    Thank you so much & God bless us all..


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