The 2013 Davao Writers Workshop (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) was held on October 28-November 1 at Lispher Inn, Davao City, by the Davao Writers Guild in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the University of the Philippines (Mindanao). The Keynote Speaker was Jaime An Lim who spoke of the responsibility of writers to write about the issues and concerns of the day in the Philippines and Mindanao, in particular. Lectures were given by: Prof. John Bengan, “Using Time in Fiction” ; Dr. Macario Tiu, “Mga Isyu sa Paghimog Sugilanon”; Prof. Nino de Veyra, “How to Write a Didactic Poem”; Prof. Jhoanna Lyn Cruz, “Writing Your Life with Courage”. The workshop fellows were: Frank Lloyd de la Cruz, Vivialine Q. Salve, Glaiza P. Jimenea, Zakiyyah Sinarimbo, Jeffren Pancho Miguel, Prescilla Dorado, Jelly May Malatabon, Bianca Beatrice C. Adle, Abdul Jabbar A. Marohom, Christine Joy Salazar, Reah Izza T. Paglinawan (all from Davao City), Stephanie Gonzaga (Valencia, Bukidnon), Siverlyn Maghinay-Camposano (Digos City), Richard Moral, Jr. (Koronadal City), and Jon Kristoffer Pizarro (Butuan City).
The 2nd Satur P. Apoyon Tigi Sa Mubong Sugilanong Binisaya held its Awarding Ceremony on October 30, 2013 at the Davao Writers Workshop. The judges were Macario Tiu, Agustin “Don” Pagusara, and Edgar S. Godin (Associate Editor, Bisaya Magazine). The fund for the contest and prizes were solicited by UP Artist (Prof.) Ricardo de Ungria. The participants/winners: Shem S. Linohon (Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon), “Ngano'ng Nangaso si Balaw sa Patag sa Palawpao?” (1st Prize); Salud M.Carriedo (Digos City), “Heights” (2nd Prize); Eric S.B. Libre (Digos City), “Karaang Damang” (3rd Prize); Riza Mae B. Balisco (Dapitan City), “Ang Piniyalan sa Arka sa Bag-ong Panahon”; Al Ponciano R. Datu (Cagayan de Oro City), “Ang Maisan ni Manoy Kardo” ; Karlo Antonio G. David (Kidapawan City), “Kinuhaang Kahilom”; Raul G. Moldez (Cagayan de Oro City), “Pangagho sa Kasingkasing” ; Jonecito R. Saguban (Iligan City), “Tulo Ka Babaye Sa Kinabuhi Ni Cristino” ; Milagros M. Villas (Davao City), “Dula sa mga Ilaga”
In photo: Guests and organizers (seated) Rowena Rose Lee, Agustin Pagusara, Jaime An Lim, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, Macario Tiu, John Bengan, Edmond Julian de la Cerna, with fellows (behind)