Virginia Moreno

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Virginia R. Moreno (1925-) is a Filipino writer and playwright.

Early years

Moreno was born in 1925 in Tondo, Manila.[1]

She took her undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, where she served as the literary editor of its campus newspaper.[2] She then went to Kansas Institute of International Education as a Fulbright scholar.[3] During that time, she also received a fellowship in creative writing from the Rockefeller Foundation.[4]

Literary career

Moreno is known as a prolific writer ever since she was a student, and was even regarded as the 'high priestess' of art.[5] She published her first collection of poems, which is titled Batik Maker and Other Poems, in 1972.[6]

She then wrote plays, including Straw Patriot (1956) and The Onyx Wolf.[7] She also co-directed a documentary film titled The Imaginative Community: 7 Poets in Iowa.[8]

She served as chair of the UNESCO Cultural Committee of the Philippines.[9]

Awards and recognitions

Moreno received numerous awards, including the first prize in the Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature for Batik Maker and Other Poems, the first prize in the National Historical Playwright Contest for The Onyx Wolf, and the Southeast Asian Writers (SEAWRITE) Award in 1984.[10]

She was also conferred the Chroslais dans l' Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French government in 1991.[11]

References

  1. Edna Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," in Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English, eds. Eugene Benson and L.W. Conolly (New York: Routledge, 2005), 1041-2, accessed January 6, 2021, https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=nGfMAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA1041&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
  2. Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," 1041-2.
  3. Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," 1041-2.
  4. Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," 1041-2.
  5. Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," 1041-2.
  6. Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," 1041-2.
  7. Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," 1041-2.
  8. Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," 1041-2.
  9. Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," 1041-2.
  10. Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," 1041-2.
  11. Zapanta Manlapaz, "Moreno, Virginia R. (1925-)," 1041-2.

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