Writing Fellowships


The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center awards an annual fellowship to a deserving member of the faculty and non-teaching staff of De La Salle University who is completing a work in any of the following genres: poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction. Fellows are nominated and selected by the Center’s Board of Directors and Associates.

The fellows are expected to complete a publishable writing project during the school year covered by the writing grant, and this creative output is submitted to De La Salle University Press for publication.

Since its initial offering in 1991, the writing fellowships have enabled writers to make contributions to the diverse and growing body of Philippine literature.

Writing Fellows

1991-1992
Marjorie M. Evasco - Poetry in English
Buenaventura S. Medina, Jr. - Fiction in Filipino

1992-1993
Ester V. Daroy - Fiction in English
Connie Jan Maraan - Fiction in English

1993-1994
Fanny Haydee B. Llego - Fiction in English
Lakangiting Garcia - Fiction in Filipino

1994-1995
Juaniyo Arcellana - Poetry in English
Simplicio Bisa - Fiction in Filipino

1995-1996
David Jonathan Y. Bayot - Literary Criticism in English
Ma. Stella Valdez - Literary Criticism in Filipino

1996-1997
Gerardo Z. Torres - Fiction in English
Manolito C. Sulit - Poetry in Filipino

1997-1998
Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz - Fiction in English
Isabel Sebullen - Fiction in Hiligaynon

1998-1999
Isidro Gomez Hildawa - Poetry in English
Ma. Asuncion Santos - Poetry in Filipino

1999-2000
Ronald Baytan - Creative Nonfiction in English
Dinah Roma - Poetry in English

2000-2001
John Iremil Teodoro - Poetry in Filipino
Camilo Villanueva - Poetry in Filipino

2001-2002
No fellowships awarded

2002-2003
No fellowships awarded

2003-2004
Vicente Garcia Groyon - Fiction in English

2004-2005
Ernesto V. Carandang II - Fiction in Filipino

2005-2006
Genevieve L. Asenjo - Fiction in Hiligaynon and Filipino

2006-2007
John Enrico C. Torralba - BNS Writing Fellow for Poetry.

2007-2008
No Fellowship awarded

2008-2009
No Fellowship awarded

2009-2010
Genaro R. Gojo Cruz – Poetry in Filipino

2010-2011
Antonette P. Talaue – Writing Fellow for Literary Criticism