Writers from all over the country compete for 15-20 slots
in these workshops, held in Baguio in the summer, and in the
Visayas and Mindanao in October. This is the Center's most
important program, and entails a considerable budgetary allocation.
The Diliman Chancellor funds the Baguio workshops, and the
Office of the President funds two additional workshops, launched
on the initiative of the U.P. President Emil Q. Javier. These
workshops are perhaps the most prestigious in the country;
they include, not just works in English, but in the major
Visayan languages (Sugbuanon, Hiligaynon, and Waray) and in
Iluko and Bicol.
FELLOWSHIPS. This is one of the oldest CWC programs ---
the awarding of modest stipends to writers in recognition
of their accomplishment and to encourage literary production,
in exchange for which the Fellows submit book-length works
and deliver fellowship lectures.
The Likhaan Philippine Writers Series. The CWC serves
as a kind of editorial board for literary manuscripts submitted
to the U.P. Press. The result is a flood of literary titles,
many of which are prizewinning books that speak for themselves.
This project is held in collaboration with the University
of the Philippines Press.
Annual Anthologies of the Best Writing in the Philippines.
With the support of the Diliman Chancellor, the CWC every
year puts out two anthologies of the best poetry and short
fiction in English and Filipino published within the year.
The CWC's Associates and Resident Fellows edit these books.
So far, seven volumes have been completed, and two more are
in progress. An additional volume of Philippine criticism
and one of Philippine drama are scheduled for release.
Collegiate Textbooks in Philippine Literature. The
Likhaan Anthology of Philippine Literature in English, edited
by the CWC's Associates, has just been launched. A counterpart
volume of literature in Filipino is in progress. The Office
of the President funds these textbooks.
Resident Fellows' Profiles