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Janet B. Villa

Janet B. Villa graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo School of Law in 1991 and an AB Economics degree from the UP School of Economics. She practiced law for 9 years before she joined the National Writers' Workshop in May 2001 in Dumaguete and immediately enrolled that June at UP Diliman for an MA in CW. Her first published story "Undercurrents" won the NVM Grand Prize in 2003. Her second published story "Closopen" won the NVM Grand Prize Special Prize in 2005.

Why I Write

By: Janet B. Villa
The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. – Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way I write this in a rush. In less than an hour, ...

Undercurrents

By: Janet B. Villa
You start the day as morning breaks. Night person that he is, your husband protests at your idiocy—haven’t you seen enough dolphins? Why start an ex ...

God Is in the Details

By: Janet B. Villa
In 2007, after a 13-year rollercoaster of fertility workups, a doctor issued death words to me and my husband, Jojo: we would never have children. A ...

Closopen

By: Janet B. Villa
She thinks it is dust, wipes it with her hand off the leg of the old piano, determinedly, vigorously, piqued that she missed this spot when she did ...

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