UP INSTITUTE OF CREATIVE WRITING
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
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
Professor Emeritus 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
Professor Ramon Guillermo
Professor Anna Felicia Sanchez