Renowned and prize-winning writer, Ricardo “Ricky” A. Lee leads lecturers during the 2nd Mindanao Writers & Teachers Summit on May 23-24, 2014 at the CASSalida Theatre hosted by the OC-Office of Publication & Information and the Department of English, College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS).

Ricky Lee at MSU-IIT

Lee will lecture on his experiences as a screen writer, and will give a workshop on how to write the screen play. Aside from this, he will show film clips of his prize winning screen plays to MSU-IIT students and faculty members as well as to the general community.

Lee has written over 150 film scripts for over 30 years and has received numerous awards for his fiction and film scripts including the 2003 Natatanging Gawad Urian Lifetime Achievement Award from the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Filipino Film Critics). Most of his films have been shown in film festivals in, among them, Cannes, Toronto, Berlin.

Some of his prize winning screenplays are “Himala”, “Salome”, “Jose Rizal,” and “Muro Ami”. Aside from being a screen writer, he is a journalist, playwright and a fictionist with two novels to his name, Para Kay B and Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata. At present, he is the Creative Manager of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.

The other lecturers and the subjects of their lectures are: Dr. Rolando Tolentino, Dean of the UP Diliman Film Institute, “Transforming a Literary Work into Film”; Dr. Shirley Lua, Director of the Bienvenido Santos Creative Writing Center and Literary Studies of De La Salle University, Manila, “Issues and Trends in the Teaching of Literary Criticism”; and, Dr. Maria Luisa T. Reyes, Editor of the Ateneo de Manila University’s Thomson Reuters accredited Humanities journal, Kritika Kultura, “The Challenges in the Translation of Poetry and Fiction”.

The said activity has been the brainchild of OPI Director, Dr. Christine Godinez Ortega who convened the first Mindanao Writers Summit hosted by the Department of English at Capitol University in 2011. This was attended by various writers groups from Marawi, Iligan and Cagayan de Oro cities; Bukidnon; the provinces of Misamis Oriental, the two Lanao provinces; Zamboanga City; and, writers from Tacloban and Cebu cities.

Today, the summit has been expanded to include teachers. It implements the first of its planned activities in the 2011 summit, i.e. trainings in translation, writing for film and in literary criticism. See or call the Department of English or Prof. Sittie Noffaisah B. Pasandalan or Prof. Honeylet E. Dumoran for more details. Tels. 2234326; 2233806. for OC-OPI

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