Rofel Brion Recalls and Reimagines the Creative Writing Program
As of this writing; only Rofel Brion and I have served as coordinators of the BFA Creative Writing program under the Department of Fine Arts. Although I am a graduate of the program he cofounded; we’ve never had a conversation about the program. Since Rofel’s time as its coordinator; the program has grown (and; hopefully; grown up a bit too) to having over 20 graduating students and a total of more than 150 majors across four year-levels in 2021; a year before the twentieth anniversary of the pilot batch of three. Rofel has done other and more significant things for Ateneo and in literature; and the CW program is but a small and relatively recent plot point in the story of Ateneo writing. But I thought I’d take advantage of the festschrift to finally speak to Rofel about the program and his perspectives on mentoring creative writing students.
Villanueva, M. (2021). Rofel Brion recalls and reimagines the creative writing program. Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities Asia, 10(2), 379–399. https://doi.org/10.13185/PAHA2020.10238