Initially dubbed as the UP Basic Writers Workshop, the workshop was renamed Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop in honor of “The Grand Dame of Southeast Asian Children’s Theatre” and UP Professor Emeritus Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio. This year’s cycle puts the focus on one-act plays, with award-winning playwright Luna Sicat-Cleto serving as the workshop director and Herlyn Alegre, Layeta Bucoy, Vladimeir Gonzales, Malou Jacob, and Dennis Marasigan as the panelists and teaching staff.


The ALBWW is envisioned to complement the annual UP National Writers Workshop, which has grown to accommodate writers in mid-career.

  • Herlyn Alegre
  • Layeta Bucoy
  • Luna Sicat-Cleto
  • Vlad Gonzales
  • Malou Jacob
  • Dennis Marasigan