The IYAS National Writers’ Workshop of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, has selected 15 Fellows for 2014, out of 79 applicants nationwide.

The fellows for fiction (in English) are Gian Carla Agbisit, Rolly Jude Ortega and Rodolfo Eduardo Santiago; (in Filipino) Marvin Einstein Mejaro; (in Cebuano) Vitaliano Aton, Jr.; (in Hiligaynon) Meryl Panuncio, and (in Kinaray-a) Mark Joseph Torrechilla.

Fellow for drama in Filipino is Christa De la Cruz.

The fellows for poetry (in English) are Christian Jil Benitez, Allen Faw Samsuya, and Michael Villas; (in Filipino) Allan Lenard Ocampo and Paolo Miguel Tiausas; and (in Cebuano) Jessrel Gilbuena and Jeffrey Javier.

The IYAS Workshop Director is Dr. Marjorie Evasco and the panelists for this year are Dr. Rebecca Añonuevo, Dr. Genevieve Asenjo, Ms. Grace Monte de Ramos, Mr. Danilo M. Reyes, and Mr. John Iremil Teodoro. IYAS Founder and Project Director Dr. Elsie Coscolluela also sits in the panel.

The IYAS National Writers’ Workshop is co-sponsored by the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and will be held on April 20 – 26, 2014 at the Balay Kalinungan Complex of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City.