Kristian Cordero will present a poetry writing workshop open to writers of all skill levels. The workshop takes inspiration from the award-winning Filipino poetry collection, Onyx, by Romulo Baquiran Jr. vis-à-vis the Filipino concept of kapwa (a neighbor, one that shares a common space with you that include non-human beings).
Kristian Sendon Cordero (poet, fiction writer, essayist, translator, filmmaker; Naga City, Philippines) writes in Filipino, Bikol and Rinconada, and has translated Borges, Kafka, Wilde and Rilke to these languages. Two of his most recent poetry collections received the 2014 National Book Awards; his debut collection of poetry in his three respective languages won the Madrigal-Gonzales Best First Book Award in 2006. He is the deputy director of the Ateneo de Naga University Press. His participation is courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.