Monday, May 4, 2009

'in the company of greatness'

The 48th National Writers Workshop began today in Silliman University and once again I'm so privileged to be a sit-in-er, a jaw-dropped eavesdropper, with ears straining to hear every word the distinguished panelists say about the works of the fellows.

National artist for literature, Mom Edith Tiempo, so smart and collected at 90 years old, graced today's opening ceremonies, together with her workshop 'babies' Sir Sawi Aquino, Ma'am Myrna Pena-Reyes, Dr. Gemino Abad, J. Neil Garcia, Sarge Lacuesta and Ian Casocot, respected Filipino writers all.

In such august company, there's only one thing left for me to do: Stop talking and start listening very well!

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