Homer B. Novicio attended the 1996 Dumaguete Summer Writers’ Workshop. When he is not writing for television, he is a coffee farmer.
When Diyaki Irlanda Berbon-Allana is not gathering her thoughts into poems, she is a freelance publicist, a Baybayin advocate, a talent manager, and a parent to four boys.
Cecile Mason cultivated her love of words during primary school. Life took her to Sydney, Australia where she now works as an aged care reform advocate.
April Mae Berza is the author of Confession ng isang Bob Ong Fan (Flipside, 2014) and Berso de Berza (Charging Ram, 2012.) and the associate editor of Bukambibig PH. Her poems and short stories appeared in numerous publications in the America, France, Canada, Romania, India, Japan, Great Britain and the Philippines.
Originally from Baguio City, Luisa A. Igloria now makes her home in Virginia, USA with most of her family. She is a Professor of Creative Writing and English, and from 2009-2015 was Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University.
Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including New England Review, The Common, Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, The Missouri Review, Indiana Review, Poetry East, Umbrella, Sweet, qarrtsiluni, poemeleon, Smartish Pace, Rattle, The North American Review, Bellingham Review, Shearsman (UK), PRISM International (Canada), Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria), The Asian Pacific American Journal, and TriQuarterly.
Teddy Espela is a development worker based in Cambodia. He was a fellow in the UP National Writers’ Summer Workshop and his poems have appeared in various magazines and journals.
Joel M. Toledo just released Fault Setting (UP Press), his fourth book of poems. While teaching literature at Miriam College, he is currently working on a fifth book.
Cherrie Sing attended both the Dumaguete and Iligan Writers’ Workshops. She is also a fictionist, writing under the pseudonym Ginnie Chua. Her works have appeared in local magazines and journals.
Homer B. Novicio attended the 1996 Dumaguete Summer Writers’ Workshop. When not attending to the chores in his farm, he writes gut-wrenching dramas for TV.
Award-winning writer, performer and advocate, Marcel L. Milliam fearlessly balances the world of Law and the Arts with his exuberant poems, stories, and performances. His Facebook page is HERE.