NWW Remembrances

May
27

Postscript from Camp Lookout

By Christine V. Lao  I didn’t write much at the Writers’ Village.  It was much more fun to hang out with 15 other aspiring writers,…

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May
24

That Silliman Charm

By Andrea Macalino  People always told me that if I wanted to be a writer, I should apply to the Silliman University National Writers Workshop…

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May
21

I Gave Up Writing Thrice in Silliman

By Angelo Rodriguez Lacuesta   The first time was when a visiting writer eviscerated my work. Her name was Kelly Cherry. I felt pretty bad…

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May
21

A Raw Text

By Dean Francis Alfar   In 1992, when I attended the Workshop in Dumaguete, I was young, headstrong and angry.  A self-declared maverick at odds…

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May
21

Beginning to Write

By Ian Rosales Casocot   My own love affair with the Silliman Workshop in Dumaguete began eleven years ago, when I was one of nine…

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May
21

Lost Dreams

By Cherrie Sing   My name is Cherrie Sing and I was a writing fellow at the 35th National Writers’ Workshop last 1996. Our batch…

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May
21

Born Again

By Rica Bolipata Santos   I was born writing. Truly. I don’t mean this in a pretentious sort-of-way, intent to impress you with the inevitability…

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May
18

Like Most Legends, This One Began with a Boat Trip

By Fidelito Cortes   Ed Cabagnot and I went to the 1984 Silliman workshop on an inter-island boat. I don’t quite recall what sort of…

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May
17

A Priest in the Workshop

By Fr. Phil James Laquindanum   I got accepted into the Silliman workshop in 1990, three years after my own stint at the UP workshop….

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May
16

How to Take a Walk on a Seawall

By Miro Capili   We tried to write.  We had positioned ourselves where our bodies would be able to cleave the wind, hoping perhaps to…

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