Karay-a writer, theater artist and cultural worker based in Metro Manila for 10 years, Alex C Delos Santos began theater work since he was a student. He founded Students Theater Arts Guild (STAGE) in college. He trained with the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), and later under Frank G. Rivera at the Teatro Metropolitano.
In 1988, he founded Tabig/Antique Writers Guild, and spearheaded the resurgence of writing in Kinaray-a. He was awarded the Literary Grant for Kinaray-a Poetry from the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1992, and was accepted as a fellow in the Second Iligan National Writers Workshop in 1995. His poetry, stories and feature articles have been published in various anthologies, journals and magazines.
As cultural worker, he designs and conducts writing, theater, and media education workshops for schools and communities, and provides production support services to schools, corporations, and government and non-government organizations. He is a member of ACTION (Activating Communities Towards Inter-Cultural Orchestration Network), a group of artists, trainers, organizers and researchers doing cultural work in communities. His latest project is the design and conduct of Tanghal-Tula, a performance poetry workshop, commissioned by the Cultural Center of the Philippines for the Silay City Arts Association and the Department of Education, Culture & Sports of Silay City. Revised Oct 1998
My Poetry Page: Some of my latest poems
Three Poems: Mermaids, Eva Luna & EBJ: Poems dedicated to my friends, Isabel Allende & the Antiqueños
Kinaray-a Poetry Page: My poems in Kinaray-a, with English translations
Filipino Poetry Page: My poems in Filipino
The Rise of Kinaray-a Literature: Essay on the development of Kinaray-a Literature
About Antique: People & Places: My home province has an interesting history, beautiful sights, friendly people; a must for those who love to travel
Greet the Antiqueños: Say hello to friends in Antique, or find long lost friends and relatives. Just click here.
Antiqueño Cuisine: An essay on homestyle cooking; some local dishes I always miss. A must for Antiqueños away from home.
The Tabig Writers of Antique. : Story of a group of young Karay-a writers, who changed the Antiqueño literary landscape.
The Antique Arts Scene: Artists and art events in Antique