US Embassy Sponsors ‘Writing from the Heart’ Workshop

US Embassy Sponsors ‘Writing from the Heart’ Workshop

The Embassy of the United States of America in Manila is sponsoring a creative writing workshop for selected students from around Dumaguete City on November 27 to 29 at the Sidlakang Negros Conference Hall.

Dubbed “Writing from the Heart”, the three-day workshop forms part of the ongoing workshop series of the Edilberto and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center of Silliman University.

Facilitating the workshop is acclaimed novelist, poet, and playwright Mr. Tony Perez.

Mr. Perez is one of the 100 Filipino recipients of the 1898-1998 Centennial Artists Awards of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He is also recipient of other prestigious awards, such as the 13 Artists of the Philippines, the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas from the Writers Union of the Philippines, four National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle, and three prizes from the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, among others.

He has also published books, among them are the “Albert N.: A Case Study” and the five volumes in the Cubao Series titled “Cubao 1980 at Iba Pang Mga Katha”, “Cubao Pagkagat ng Dilim”, “Cubao Midnight Express”, “Eros, Thanatos, Cubao”, and “Cubao-Kalaw Kalaw-Cubao”. 

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Province of Negros Oriental and done in coordination with Foundation University, Negros Oriental State University and St. Paul University Dumaguete.

For inquiries, e-mail silliman.cwc@gmail.com.