The 12 fellows of the 2nd Kagis Creative Writers’ Workshop of Bathalan-ong Halad sa Dagang (Bathalad) Cebu have been chosen. This year’s workshop will be held on April 21 and 22 at Handuraw Pizza White Gold in North Reclamation Area, Cebu City.
Bathalad Cebu organized the workshop in partnership with the southern Philippine writers of Libulan Queer Collective.
The Kagis fellows are: Jessmark “Mark” D Acero (Poetry in English/Cagayan de Oro); Hazel L Aspera (Creative Nonfiction in English/Cotabato & Cagayan de Oro); Kenneth Michael Baba (Fiction in Binisaya/Cebu); Josua Ronmiel S Eras (Fiction in Binisaya/Cebu); Adeva Jane H Esparrago (Poetry in English & Binisaya/Cagayan de Oro); Angel Louie Gasal (Fiction in English/Cebu); Jan Dainver L Maravilla (Poetry in Binisaya/Misamis Occidental); Ivanie Michmir(Poetry in Binisaya/Cebu); Claire Michaela Obejas (Creative Nonfiction in English/Cebu); Denise Marie M Rebollido (Poetry in English/Cebu); John Rolly V Son (Fiction in Binisaya/Cebu); and Analyn Villagonzalo (Poetry in Binisaya/Cebu).
The panelists for this year’s workshop are poet-diplomat Vicente “Butch” Bandillo, fictionist-essayist Richel G Dorotan, screenwriter-fictionist CD Borden, and fictionist Charlie Cortes. Other local writers will be invited to serve as guest panelists. (pr)