The Mindanao Creative Writers Group (MCWG) and the Culture and Arts Studies Center of the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU – IIT) are now accepting manuscripts in Binisaya, (Tagalog-based) Filipino, English, Hiligaynon, Waray, Chavacano, Higaonon, Binukid, Meranaw, and Tausug for poetry, short fiction, and excerpts of a novel (one chapter and with summary of the novel). Continue reading Call for Manuscripts: The 26th Iligan National Writers Workshop
Christine F Godinez-Ortega is the long-time workshop director of the annual Iligan National Writers’ Workshop & Literature Teachers Conference. She holds a Doctor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) from De La Salle University and Master of Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Silliman University. She is the president of the Mindanao Creative Writers Group, Inc. and has served as Head of the National Literary Arts Committee of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Also a member of the Philippine Center of the International PEN (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, and Novelists) and the Asia-Pacific Writers and Translators, she has received fellowships from the Silliman National Summer Writers Workshop, the UP National Writers Workshop, the Cornelio Faigao Writers Workshop, and the Sumitomo Foundation Japan and has represented the country in numerous events abroad including the Hyderabad Literary Festival and ASEAN Literary Festival in Jakarta. She is a recipient of the Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez conferred by the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) and the CMO Asia 2016 for Leadership in Education. Recently, she has retired as a professor at the Department of English of Mindanao State University’s Iligan Institute of Technology but is currently serving as a lecturer at the same university’s graduate program in Culture and Arts Studies.