TWO THOMASIANS are set to join a prestigious national writers’ workshop.
Fourth-year literature student George Deoso and Faculty of Pharmacy alumna Maria Tanya Patricia Cruz will be among the 12 fellows in this year’s Silliman University National Writers’ Workshop.
Deoso has participated in a number of writing fellowships inside and outside UST, such as the Varsitarian Creative Writing Workshop, the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies’ Thomasian Students Summer Writers’ Workshop and De La Salle University’s International Writing Program Alumni Writers’ Workshop.
Cruz was a fellow in last year’s UST National Writers’ Workshop.
In the 31st Gawad Ustetika last year, Deoso bagged three awards and an honorable mention, while Cruz won first place in the Essay category.
The Silliman workshop was founded in 1962 by SEAWrite awardee Edilberto Tiempo and National Artist for Literature Edith Tiempo.
In 2012, the Cultural Center of the Philippines awarded the Silliman workshop the Tanging Parangal in the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining, the highest distinction given to an individual or an organization for significant contributions to Philippine arts and culture.
This year’s workshop will be held from May 8 to 19 at the Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers’ Village in Camp Look-out, Valencia, Negros Oriental.