Edilberto and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center presents series of lectures for June

The Edilberto and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center of Silliman University, together with the Department of English and Literature, invites to a series of literary lectures by renowned writers from the Philippines and America this June. JUNE 20 The Bard’s Eye is an Artist’s Eye Lecture and Poetry Workshop by FIDELITO CORTES Saturday at 1:00 […]


54th Silliman University National Writers Workshop to open on May 11

The 54th edition of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop will open on 11 May 2014 at the Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village in Camp Look-out, Valencia, Negros Oriental. The workshop is the oldest and longest creative writing workshop of its kind in Asia. It was founded in 1962 by S.E.A. Write Awardee Edilberto K. Tiempo and National Artist Edith L. Tiempo, and was recently given the Tanging Parangal in the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining by the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Twelve writers from all over the Philippines have been accepted as regular workshop fellows. They are: Aimee Paulette O. Cando of Quezon City (University of Santo Tomas), Angela Gabriele R. Fabunan of Olongapo City (University of the Philippines—Diliman), Darylle Luzarita Rubino of Polomolok, South Cotabato (University of the Philippines Mindanao), and Mohammad Nassefh R. Macla of Davao City (University of the Philippines Mindanao) for poetry; Luis Manuel Diores of Cebu City (University of San Carlos), Patricia Corazon F. Lim of Quezon City (Ateneo de Manila University), Kristine Abelink Patenio of Murcia, Negros Occidental (University of St. La Salle in Bacolod), and Rodolfo Eduardo T. Santiago of Quezon City (Ateneo de Manila University)for fiction; and Jona Branzuela Bering of Cebu City (Cebu Normal University), Rowena Rose M. Lee of Manila (University of the Philippines Mindanao), Miguel Antonio Lizada of Davao City (Ateneo de Manila University), and Edmark Tejarcio Tan of Quezon City (University of Santo Tomas) for creative nonfiction.


Fellows chosen for the 54th Silliman University National Writers Workshop slated for May 11—29

The 54th edition of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop is slated to start on 11 May 2015 at the Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village in Camp Look-out, Valencia, Negros Oriental.   Twelve writers from all over the Philippines have been accepted as regular workshop fellows.   The fellows for poetry are Aimee Paulette O. […]


Poet Ricardo de Ungria is new Silliman Workshop Director

Award-winning poet Ricardo de Ungria has been appointed Director-in-Residence for the 54th Silliman University National Writers Workshop by Silliman President Dr. Ben S. Malayang III upon the recommendation of the Advisory Board of the Edilberto and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center through its Coordinator, Ian Rosales Casocot. De Ungria has published eight books of poetry […]


Call for applications to the 54th Silliman National Writers Workshop

The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is now accepting applications for the 54th National Writers Workshop to be held 11—29 May 2015 at the Silliman University Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village. This Writers Workshop is offering twelve fellowships to promising writers in the Philippines who want to have a chance to hone their craft and […]


Gemino H. Abad to lecture at Silliman

​For poet, fictionist, literary critic, and anthologist Gemino H. Abad, the literary work is literary because it is both work of language and work of imagination: it isn’t so much written in a given historical language as wrought from it. For the writer, language isn’t a given, it is forged: rewoven, reinvented, made anew. The meanings of our words arise not so […]


Silliman University National Writers Workshop celebrates with The Word is Alive

The Word is Alive ​celebrates poetry in all its incarnations, including spoken word poetry and performance poetry. It also features a snippet of the Dumaguete indie music scene. It features readings by Bron Teves, Razceljan Salvarita, Mae Young, Susan S. ​Lara, Elle Divine, Simon Alvarez, Marjorie Evasco, Grace Monte de Ramos, Christian Renz Torres, Nino de Veyra, John Bengan, Gemino​ H.​ Abad​, Jessica Moldez, Cesar Ruiz Aquino, and Alfred Yuson. ​ It also features […]


Rock Poetry: A Music and Poetry Jam in Dumaguete

Rock Poetry: A Music and Poetry Jam DATE:​16 May 2014, ​Friday TIME: ​7:30 ​PM VENUE: ​El Amigo/Cafe Memento, Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City ​Rock Poetry is a ​one-of-a-kind music and poetry jam, ​celebration the ​best of cutting-edge ​poetry and a snippet of the Dumaguete indie music scene. ​It features readings by  ​Camille Rivera, Jose Jason Chancoco, Kelvin John Wu, Daniel Olivan Jr., Jovy Almero, Deedle Tomlinson, Reno Evangelista, […]


Silliman unleashes events for the month of May

The 53rd Silliman University
 National Writers opens 5 May 2014 at the Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village in Camp Lookout, Valencia. Aside from the regular workshops on the literary manuscripts of the fifteen fellows in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, the three-week run of the oldest creative writing workshop of its kind in Asia will also feature various […]


Deadline for submissions to the 53rd Silliman National Writers Workshop extended to January 31

The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is extending its deadline for applications for the 53rd National Writers Workshop to 31 January 2014. The workshop, to be held 5—23 May 2014 at the Silliman University Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village, is offering twelve fellowships to promising writers in the Philippines who want to have a chance […]