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Marjorie Evasco

Official Opening Ceremony
Reading: Wine-Bar Reading
Baba Breakfast
Reading: Hybridity

Professor Marjorie M. EVASCO is the Director of the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing and Research Center at De La Salle University. She has received several Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for her work and she is also the recipient of the Philippines 1987 and 1999 National Book Awards for Poetr,y and of the Philippine Free Press Poetry Prize.

Her poetry has appeared in international publications in Asia, Europe and North America. She has received various international fellowships; among them, a writing fellowship at the International Retreat for Writers in in Hawthornden Castle, Midlothian, Scotland in 1991; a travel grant and residency in Bellagio, Italy (Rockefeller Foundation) in 1992; and the Iowa Writers' Program in 2002.

Her two volumes of poetry are Dreamweavers: Selected Poems 1976-1986 (1987); Ochre Tones: Poems in English and Cebuano (1999). Her other books include A Legacy of Light: 100 Years of Sun Life in the Philippines, Six Women Poets: Inter/Views co-written with Edna Manlapaz, Kung Ibig Mo: Love Poetry by Women co-edited with Benilda Santos and A Life Shaped by Music: Andrea O. Veneracion and the Philippine Madrigal Singers.