Nidea, Eilyn L.

Eilyn Lamadrid Nidea of Ragay, and Tigaon, Camarines Sur is a cultural worker helping promote Bikol language, arts, literature and culture.

She writes poetry, creative non-fiction, plays, and fiction. She also does literary adaptations and translations. Her works were published in a number of literary folios, anthologies, and journals.

She won in the essay category of the 2009 Premio Tomas Arejola para sa Literaturang Bikolnon (PTALB) with her entry Buhay Riles (Life on the Railways), a glimpse of the skates industry in the railroad town of Ragay.

On December 27, 2015, she co-founded Teatro Ragayano,  a semi-professional community theater based in Ragay, and staged Gamgam, her adaptation of Carlos A. Arejola’s experimental play Mga Ibong Hapo sa Maaraw na Alas Siyete.

She acted in the Bikol independent films Angustia (2013), and Hinulid (2016), both by Kristian Sendon Cordero, and Sayaw sa Butal (2016) by Victor Dennis T. Nierva.

One of her most recent advocacies is the putting up of Ragay Bikoliana Section at the Ragay Municipal Library through book and artwork donations from authors, cultural workers, artists, art enthusiasts, and former students.

She teaches English and literature classes at Ragay National Agricultural and Fisheries School, Liboro, Ragay, Camarines Sur.


  • Give Until It Hurts for the Theater Demands Total Giving of Self (essay)
    Panaghoy ng Kalikasan Playbill
    Teatro Ragayano
  • The Literary Adaptation Experience (essay)
    Hawla and Gamgam Playbill
    Teatro Ragayano
  • Of Animals and Memories (creative non-fiction)
    Ani 39, Ang Kahayupan
    Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Pagbaklay (erotic poetry)
    Girok, Bikol ERrotic Anthology
    Kabulig Bikol,  Inc.
  • Fluvial sa Ragay (poetry)
    Susog Salog Bikol River Arts and Culture Initiative Manual for Teachers
    Ateneo de Naga University
  • Awakening (erotic poetry)
    Tilad 3, Mati
    Ateneo Literary Association Online Folio
  • Sa Salog (poetry)Tilad 3, Mati
    Ateneo Literary Association Online Folio
  • The Journey (English translation of Pagbaklay)
    Ani 38, Ang Katawan
    Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Buhay Riles (creative non-fiction)
    Rimpos Literary Folio
    Ateneo de Naga University
  • The Nurturing: Inspiration from Rimpos (commemorative book, as chief writer and editor)
    Salingoy Art group, Naga City


  • An Misteryo kan Surat-Kamot, a translation of Karel Capek’s
  • The Mystery of the Handwriting, Ateneo de Naga University Press, October 2017
  • The Pronoun I, monologues on HIV-AIDS (as co-editor), Teatro Ragayano and Pintakasi Media Arts, July 2017
  • Essays on Buhi Experiences, Buruhian, May 2017

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