The 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio Fellows Announced

Announcements by The Editors |

The Libulan Queer Collective, a writers bloc of queer poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights from the southern Philippines, is set to hold the 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio, a regional creative writing workshop for emerging writers from Central Visayas, from 9 to 10 February 2018 at the University of Cebu-Banilad in Cebu City.

The writing fellows named for this year are as follows: Noemi Araneta Alcantara (fiction: novel in Binisaya), Kenneth Michael M Baba (poetry in Binisaya), Alsteine Joi Diapana (poetry in English), Maria Eloisa H Garcia (fiction: short story in English), Jorisse Gumanay (poetry in English), Maria Theresa C Lanit (poetry in Binisaya), Leah May Lim-Atienza (poetry in English), Ivanie Michmir (poetry in Binisaya),Claire Michaela M Obejas (creative nonfiction in English), Louise Francis P Ouano (poetry in English and Binisaya), Lady Isabelle Y Perez (fiction: short story in English), Sievney Klyze G Quidet (fiction: short story in English), Thomas Leonard Shaw (poetry in English), and John Rolly V Son (fiction: novel in English).

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Southern Authors No. 5 — CD Borden sa Pagsuwat og Piksyon, Ideya ug Limitasyon sa Pagkopya, ug Palanca

Featured Authors by R Joseph Dazo |

Si CD Borden nakatambong isip magbabalak sa 51st Silliman University National Writers Workshop. Nakadaog siya sa unang ganti sa tigi sa sugilanon sa Bathalad-Sugbo ug sa unang ganti usab sa Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature alang sa Cebuano Short Story Category sa tuig 2016. Nahimugso siya sa Mabolo, Dakbayan sa Sugbo ilawom sa Ulay nga bitoon ug nagpuyo nga malinawon sa Budlaan, Apas, Dakbayan sa Sugbo.

 

R Joseph Dazo: “Naay magsusulat sa ulohan nga gigaan og gibug-aton ang ideya nga ang fiction adunay katinuoran o truth value. Alang kanimo unsa ang fiction sa panan-aw sa usa ka magsusulat sa habagatang bahin sa nasod?”

CD Borden: “Sa tinuod lang, wala ko kasabot kon unsay buot-pasabot anang truth value. Apan kon mahitungod kini sa giingon nga ang piksyon isip repleksyon sa atong reyalidad, usa lang ang akong masulti niini: Matag sinulat adunay managlahi nga truth value. Oo, cliché nga tubag, apan dili ba diay kini tinuod? Bisan pa og ang imong sinulat science fiction ug nahitabo sa Alpha Centauri sa tuig 2666—kon ato kining gahinan og oras aron kulitogon—ato man segurong masuta nga taliwala sa makalilisang nga giyera sa kabituonan, motuyhakaw gyod ang truth value nga buot untang ilubong sa laser guns ug light sabers. Pananglitan, ang tibuok sugilanon usa lang diay ka metapora alang sa nagkaguliyang nga estado sa politika sa atong nasod, ug ubp.

“Wala man ko nangandoy nga mahimong tigpamaba alang sa tanang ‘magsusulat sa habagatan’, apan alang nako ug alang nako lang, ang piksyon (sa ulohan o habagatan man) kinahanglan makahimuot. Mao kini akong yano nga standard kon unsa ang piksyon.”

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Southern Authors No. 2 — Johanna Michelle Lim on Distance, Sense-making, and Travel Writing

Featured Authors by Alton Melvar Dapanas |

Johanna Michelle Lim is an essayist and travel writer based in Cebu City. After university, she became involved in advocacies like poverty alleviation and education, during which she started her long excursions around the Philippines and Southeast Asia. She has been a fellow at the 54th Silliman University National Writers’ Workshop and has a forthcoming work at Mindanao Odysseys: A Collection of Travel Essays on Mindanao. She will launch her first collection of travel essays this February 2018 called What Distance Tells Us.

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Call for Emerging Writers from Central Visayas: The 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio

Announcements by The Editors |

The Libulan Queer Collective, a writers’ bloc of queer poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights from the southern Philippines, in partnership with Kagis Bisaya and YOUTeacH Philippines-Central Visayas, is now accepting applications to the 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio to be held in January 2018 at the University of Cebu-Banilad at Gov M Cuenco Ave, Cebu City.

The Cebu Young Writers’ Studio, an adaptation of the Cagayan de Oro Young Writers’ Studio, is an annual creative writing fellowship for 14 of the most promising emerging poets, fictionists, and essayists born and/or based in Central Visayas — Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor. Fellowships are available per genre — poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. (Applicants may apply for more than one genre.)

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