Si Jessrel E Gilbuena kay kasamtangang nagtudlo og katitikan sa mga tinun-an sa hayskol. Nakatambong na siya sa pipila ka writer’s workshop sama sa Ateneo National Writers Workshop ug Iligan National Writers Workshop. Nahatagan usab og mga pasidungog ang iyang mga balak. Ang iyang unang librobalak, Lugas sa Balas, gilusad niadtong tuig 2017. Usa siya ka panelista sa tinuig nga Cebu Young Writers’ Studio ug magtatampo sa unang bolyum sa Libulan Binisayang Antolohiya sa Katitikang Queer. Iyang balak nga ‘Tutok’ nga gihimog short film nakasakmit sa ikaduhang ganti sa NCCA’s Bayani/han Short Film Contest. Continue reading Southern Authors No. 14 — Jessrel E Gilbuena sa Islahanong Katitikan ug Queer Ecopoetry
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author and editor of twenty books, including the novels: When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, The Newspaper Widow, Magdalena; and short story collections: Vigan and Other Stories, Acapulco at Sunset and Other Stories, Woman With Horns and Other Stories.
Cecilia co-edited six other books and she co-authored a novel, Angelica’s Daughters, a Dugtungan Novel. Her work has been translated into Finnish and Turkish; and many of her stories and articles have been widely anthologized.
Cecilia has received a California Arts Council Fellowship in Fiction, a Brody Arts Fund Award, a Special Recognition Award for her work dealing with Asian American youths, as well as a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate, 21st District. She received the prestigious Filipinas Magazine Arts Award,and the Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city, Cebu, Philippines. She has received several travel grants in the Philippines, from the USIS (United States Information Service).
She has lectured and performed in worldwide literary arts organizations and universities, including UCLA, USC, University of Connecticut, University of the Philippines, PEN, Beyond Baroque, Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and many others.
Aside from writing and editing, Cecilia publishes fine literature under the imprint of Philippine American Literary House (Palhbooks.com). Her official website is http://www.ceciliabrainard.com. She also manages a blog at http://cbrainard.blogspot.com.
Justine Camacho-Tajonera was born and grew up in Cebu City, Philippines. Despite starting a corporate career in telecommunications, she pursued her Master of Arts (MA) in Literary and Cultural Studies at Ateneo de Manila University to keep her close to her first love of writing (and reading).
She has had her poetry published in several anthologies and publications such as Eros Pinoy: An Anthology of Contemporary Erotica in Philippine Art and Poetry, The Likhaan Book of Poetry and Fiction, Going Home to a Landscape: Writings by Filipinas, and Love Gathers All: The Philippines-Singapore Anthology of Love Poetry.She has published six books: Artemis Lets Go (contemporary romance novella), A Portrait of Jade (YA novelette), Gift: Poems, her first collection of poetry, Bayawak’s Trail (a crime novelette), The Mermaid from Siquijor (fantasy novella), and Snuggle Wuggle Wee (a children’s book co-authored with Buding Aquino-Dee and Jenny Ong). She maintains a blog, Claiming Alexandria (http://claimingalexandria.blogspot.com).
She works full time at a corporate job in the Philippines, is married, and has two children.
Si Cindy Velasquez nakaapil na og mga workshop kabahin sa creative writing, art, ug cultural criticism. Pipila sa iyang nasalmotan mao ang Cornelio Faigao Memorial Annual Writers Workshop, Iligan National Writers Workshop, J Elizalde Navarro National Arts Criticism Workshop, Iyas National Writers Workshop, ug Kritika National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism. Siya sab ang usa sa mga editor sa Bukambibig Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines ug sa umaabot nga Dan-ag Literary Journal of Central Visayas. Magtutudlo siya sa University of San Carlos sa Cebu, diin usa siya ka assistant professor. Ang iyang mga balak naapil sa mga antolohiya sa gawas ug sulod sa Dakbayan sa Sugbo, usa niini ang Sustaining the Archipelago: An Anthology of Philippine Ecopoetry (2018, UST Publishing House). Iyang unang koleksiyon sa balak nga Lawas napatik sa tuig 2016.
Jaime An Lim was born in Cagayan de Oro City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (AB) in English (cum laude) from Mindanao State University in Marawi City, his Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing from Silliman University in Dumaguete City, and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington in Indiana, USA.
His poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies including Philippines Free Press, Philippine Panorama, Home Life, Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints, Ani: Literary Journal of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, Caracoa: The Poetry Journal of the Philippine Literary Arts Council, Mantala: A Quarterly Journal of Philippine Literature, The Likhaan Book of Poetry and Fiction 1995 and 1996, The Likhaan Anthology of Philippine Literature in English from 1900 to Present, In Time Passing, There Are Things: 100 Home Life Poets, A Habit of Shores: Filipino Poetry and Verse from English, 60s to the 90s, Eros Pinoy: An Anthology of Contemporary Erotica in Philippine Arts and Poetry, and Affirming the Filipino: An Anthology of Philippine Literature. His first poetry collection, Trios, was published by the University of the Philippines Press in 1998.