Title

The national writers' workshop in Dumaguete: A literary history

Date of Publication

2002

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Language and Literature Major in English

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Literature, Department of

Thesis Adviser

Bienvenido Lumbera

Defense Panel Chair

Estrellita V. Gruenberg

Defense Panel Member

Oscar Campomanes
Teresita E. Erestain

Abstract/Summary

This thesis is a literary-historical document of the National Writers' Workshop in Dumaguete. It deals with the workshop's history, rationale and impact.Creative writing as a program of study under Silliman University's English department aims to provide students with a general knowledge of writing, especially literary writing. Drs. Edilberto and Edith Tiempo were the faculty of the creative writing program, and the ones responsible for establishment of the workshop which was inspired by their experience at the lowa Writers' Workshop. The workshop has contributed to the creative atmosphere in Silliman. It has also served as a model for other workshops established in the country. Fellows of the workshop comprise a who's who of Philippine letters and are active in the craft of writing.The direct analyzing and scrutinizing of the manuscripts is the means by which literary principles are imparted in the workshop. The National Writers' Workshop in Dumaguete is associated with Philippine writing in English. The spread of New Criticism is also attributed to it. From 1961 to the present, the workshop has been honing the craft of writers in the Philippines.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG03266

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

197 leaves ; 28 cm.

Keywords

Creative writing; Forums (Discussion and debate); Authors; Workshops (Adult education)

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