Virginia R. Moreno

Virginia R. Moreno (born 1925) is a Filipino writer.

She was born in the Tondo neighbourhood of Manila and studied at the University of the Philippines, where she was editor of the campus newspaper, and at the Kansas Institute of International Education. Her first collection of poems ''Batik Maker and Other Poems'' was published in 1972; it received the Palanca Memorial Award for Literature. Her play ''Straw Patriot'' (1956) was translated into Filipino by Wilfredo Pascua Sanchez in 1967 as ''Bayaning huwad''. In 1969, she won the National Historical Playwriting Contest for her play ''The Onyx Wolf'', also known as ''La Loba Negra'' and ''Itim Asu''. Also in 1969, she studied at the British Film Institute in London under a British Council grant. In 1973, she was co-director of the documentary ''The Imaginative Community: 7 Poets in Iowa''. Moreno also took part in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. In 1976, she became director of the University of the Philippines Film Center.

In 1984, Moreno received a S.E.A. Write Award. In 1991, she was named Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by France. She has also served as chair of the UNESCO Culture Committee of the Philippines. Provided by Wikipedia
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