UP INSTITUTE OF CREATIVE WRITING

History

The UP Institute of Creative Writing was established in 1979. Then known as the UP Creative Writing Center, it was initially conceived as an office under the Office of the University President and was later transferred to the College of Arts and Letters. The UP Creative Writing Center became an Institute in 2002 to reflect the growth and goals of the office.

National Artist Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio championed the creation of the then-UP Creative Writing Center (CWC). She would later serve as ICW director for nine years, from 1986-1995. 

To date, three National Artists have served as director of the ICW: Francisco Arcellana (1979-1982), Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio (1986-1995), and Virgilio Almario (2002).

Fellows and Associates

ROLAND B. TOLENTINO
Director 

LOUISE JASHIL SONIDO
Deputy Director 

Advisers 
National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario
National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera 
National Artist for Theater Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio 
University Professor Emeritus Gémino H. Abad 
Professor Emeritus Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo 

Fellows 
Professor Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.
Professor J. Neil Garcia
Professor Jun Cruz Reyes 
Professor Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr. 
Professor Romulo P. Baquiran, Jr. 
Professor Luna Sicat Cleto 
Professor Eugene Y. Evasco 
Professor Vladimeir Gonzales 
Mr. Charlson Ong 

Associates 
Professor Ramon Guillermo 
Professor Anna Felicia Sanchez 

Staff

Administrative Staff

Ronnie Amuyot
Gloria Evangelista
Arlene Andresio
Manolet Ferrer