The 5th Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (ALBWW) is back on track! It will be held online from July 26-31, 2021.

For this turn, we are focusing on performance poetry. The twelve fellows for this year are Edbert Darwin Casten, Edrian Negrete Divinaflor, Jhayle Meer, Philip Jay Leaño, Hannah Leceña, Louie Ann Mapa, Arth Jay Murillo, Angela Mae Pamaos, Jazzmine Joice B. Peña, Christian Ryan Ram Malli, Kimberly Ann Ramos, and Leandro Reyes.

The panel for this year’s workshop on performance poetry comprises Banaue Miclat-Janssen, Kooky Tuason, Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete, Steven Patrick Fernandez, Nerisa Del Carmen Guevara, and Lourd de Veyra.

The workshop team has developed a program that aims to maximize support for the fellows despite the challenges presented by an online format. We also hope that in continuing the ALBWW, we can honor the legacy of the late Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio.

Again, congratulations to the fellows and see you in July! For more updates on the workshop, stay tuned to our social media and website. Stay safe and sane always!