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Aida Rivera Ford

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Erwin Nalaza

on 18 March 2014

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Rivera-Ford (inset photo)
Aida Rivera-Ford
is an author and a teacher
a theater artist
Founding President of Ford Academy of the Arts in Mindanao.
In 1993, Ford has been named as the National Fellow for Fiction by the University of the Philippines's Institute of Creative Writing
Directress of UP National Writers Workshop
also an essayist
became a faculty of Ateneo de Davao in 1969-1980 and stood as the president of Humanities Department for 11 years
in 1980, Ford established a Learning Center for the Arts which is Ford Academy of the Arts at present and is the first fine arts school in Mindanao
Aida Rivera Ford
Avery and Jule Hopwood Awardee for Fiction (UM 1954)
Datu Bago Awardee (Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Davao) (for Culture and the Arts-1982)
Gawad CCP for English essays 1991
Ateneo de Manila Library of Women's Writing Award 2003
Ford was born on January 22, 1929 in Jolo, Sulu.
She finished a degree in Bachelor of Arts major in English
a Cumlaude in Silliman University
the first ever editor of Sands and Corals, the official literary folio of Silliman University
holding a fulbright grant to receive a posthumous award at the University of Michigan in 1953 for her Master's degree in English language and literature.
while studying at University of Michigan, she used to be a Hopwood awardee for her five short stories
a bit of her life
Aida Rivera Ford
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