April 1, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Photo of Leoncio Deriada in use through the courtesy of Bj A. Patiño. All rights reserved to the photographer.
In this cafe session, the public will be able to delve into the mind of Leoncio P. Deriada. He is a Filipino writer and a revered critic of literature in the Philippines.
Mr. Deriada received his MA in English from Xavier University in 1970 and went on to receive his PhD in English and Literature with a specialization in creative writing from Silliman University in 1981 where he later on served as professor and chairperson of the English Department.
He is a multi-lingual writer with works in English, Filipino, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a and Cebuano. His thirteen Palanca awards include works in English, Filipino and Hiligaynon. Of these thirteen, five are first-prize winners, and these include “The Day of the Locusts” (Short Story, 1975), “Mutya ng Saging” (Dulaang May Isang Yugto, 1987), “The Man Who Hated Birds” (Short Story for Children, 1993), “Medea of Siquijor” (One-Act Play, 1999), and “Maragtas: How Kapinangan Tricked Sumakwel Twice” (Full-Length Play, 2001). He became a Palanca Hall of Famer on September 1, 2001. Aside from his Palanca awards, he has garnered other prestigious awards such as the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas, Asiaweek, Gawad CCP, Graphic, Focus, Yuhum (Iloilo), and Blue Knight Award from Ateneo de Davao for Outstanding Achievement in Literature. In 2002, he was one of Metrobank’s Outstanding Teachers
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