THREE Thomasians got into the list of fellows for the 20th UST National Writers’ Workshop set on Apr. 19 to 26 in Baguio City.

Literature professor Kimberly Crisologo was chosen as a fellow for English fiction.

Crisologo said learning from experienced writers would help her focus on topics she was interested in writing about.

“These kinds of workshops help develop writing styles and refine them…it’s a kind of self-discovery as well,” she told the Varsitarian.

Elsie Albis, a PhD in literature student, was named a fellow under the Filipino screenplay category.

“Writing is an individual act, but a writer certainly needs other’s [critiques] so [he or she] can be more aware of areas that need improvement,” she said.

Masters in creative writing student Carmel Ilustrisimo was named fellow under the English creative nonfiction category.

The UST National Writers’ Workshop is spearheaded by the Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS) and is open to Thomasians and non-Thomasians.

This year’s senior guest panelists will comprise of Gemino Abad, a literary critic, poet, essayist and fictionist; screenwriter Jerry Gracio and novelist Luna Sicat-Cleto.

The participation of the three senior guest panelists is sponsored by the Varsitarian.

The workshop panelists from UST CCWLS are Prof. Emeritus Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo, Asst. Director Ralph Semino Galán; and fellows Augusto Antonio Aguila, Joyce Arriola, Ma. Ailil Alvarez, Paul Castillo, Michael Coroza, Joselito Delos Reyes, Jose Mojica, Ned Parfan, Chuckberry Pascual, Ma. Luisa Reyes, John Jack Wigley and the Varsitarian publications adviser, Joselito Zulueta.

CCWLS resident fellows Nerisa del Carmen Guevara and Dawn Nicole Marfil will serve as workshop director and workshop coordinator, respectively. 


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