Emerging from the Workshop Fever

I’m back from the recently concluded UP National Writer’s Workshop. I’m still wobbly, forgive me. It was a great time of inspiration and being among fellow compatriots in war, and also terribly humbling. I haven’t really had enough distance from the experience to fully grasp the thoughts in my head, so I’ll have to percolate for a few more weeks, I think.

Meanwhile, here’s the poetics I shared for my work in progress aka The Dreaded Second Novel.

And some pictures, because I’m vain like that.

[The lovely Baguio weather was so invigorating. Made me terribly sad to be back in the frying-pan hotness of Manila.]

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Women writers Unite: L-R, Che (Fiction in Filipino), Pat (Children’s Poetry in English), Noreen (Fiction in Filipino), Anna (Essay in English), and Me (Useless Muse).

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Graduation pic with UP Likhaan Institute of Creative Writing Director Rolando Tolentino and 57th UP National Writers Workshop Director Vlad Gonzalez

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Explaining my poetics in a haze of nervousness, fear, and self-consciousness

meeting bencab

We were personally welcomed into his museum by National Artist for Visual Arts Ben Cabrera. Crying and fangirling at the same time.

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My crazy-talented co-fellows and panelists.

clapping with RT

That’s a wrap!

Published by vjcampilan

Always trying to write.

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