1. The Annual Summer Writers’ Workshop
Although the reorganization of the CCWLS had not yet been formalized, a team formed by myself with the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Arts & Letters held a UST Writers’ Workshop in the summer 0f 2012, with his college as sponsor. It was convened by myself and coordinated by Assoc. Prof. Ralph Galan. The teaching panel was composed of members of the UST faculty whose works have been published as books or produced on stage or for the movies, namely: Asst. Prof. Eros Atalia, Assoc. Prof. Nerisa Guevara, Mr. Lito Zulueta, and Mr. Joselito de los Reyes.
2. The Literary Journal Tomas
After the blessing of the new offices on January 22, 2013, the first issue of the revived literary journal Tomas (with myself as editor-in-chief and Assoc. Prof. Ralph Galan as managing editor) was launched January 22. In keeping with the policy of prioritizing the nurturing of Thomasian writers, only contributions by Thomasian writers (faculty, alumni, graduate students) were solicited.
This program consists of informal forums or round table discussions designed to put Thomasian writers and other members of the Thomasian community in contact with writers from outside the University.
4. Brushes with Words and Chords
This collaborative production, begun by the old CCWS, used to bring together writers, musicians and visual artists.
5. Book Launchings
The CCWLS collaborated with the UST Publishing House to organize a book signing for Stella and Other Friendly Ghosts by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (UST, 2012) at the Philippine International Book Fair on September 15, 2012.
The CCWLS also collaborated with Philippine PEN and the Varsitarian to launch Poems and Pictures by SEA Write Awardee Marne Kilates (UST, 2012) on September 29, 2012. This event was coordinated by Mr. Joselito Zulueta.
6. Seminars for Graduating Literature and Journalism Majors
The CCWLS plans to design a seminar for this purpose, but to include the graduating Journalism majors as well, and to involve other writers in the faculty, like Dr. Rebecca Añonuevo, Dr. Michael Corroza, and Dr. Augusto Aguila. The seminar will be held annually, during the Second Semester.
This is a continuation of a program begun by the old CCWS, involving sending resident fellows to serve as panelists at the PAMIYABE Creative Writing Workshop of Holy Angels University in Angeles City, Pampanga.