Marjorie Evasco

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  • David James Jones
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume Philippine Writing and Culture.

Marjorie Evasco is one of the most exciting talents in English and Cebuano writing to emerge from the Philippines in the last three decades. She was born 1953 in Maribojoc, Bohol in the Central Visayas, the Philippines, and grew up in Tagbilaran City. Born into a family of teachers who were “always talking English”, she was brought up and educated as a Roman Catholic and her formative years in school were spent under the tutelage of German and Belgian nuns. She completed her B.A. from Divine Word College-Tagbilaran (now “Holy Name” University), took an M.A. in Creative Writing at Silliman University, and a Doctorate of Arts in Language and Literature (DALL) at De La Salle University, Manila. Later she went to Dumaguete came …

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Jones, David James. "Marjorie Evasco". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 March 2007
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