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Aida Rivera Ford










Born in January 22, 1921 @ Jolo Sulu, An Author, essayist, teacher and a theatre artist.
She finished a degree Bachelor of Arts major in English.
The first editor of Sand and Coral, the official literary folio of Siliman Universaty
Cum laude in Siliman University
Holding a Fulbright grant to receive posthumous award at the University Of Michigan in
1953 for her Master degree in English language and literature
She receive a Hopwood awardee in Michigan for her five short storie
Ford has been named as the National Fellow for Fiction by the University of Philippine’s
Institute of Creative Writing.
Directress of U.P National Writers Workshop
Became a faculty member of Ateneo de Davao in 1969 – 1980 and stood as the president
of Humanities Department for 11 years.
In 1980, Ford established Learning Center for the Arts wich is Ford Academy of the Arts
and the first Fine arts school in Mindanao.

.” Young Liberator.Awards Avery and Jule Hopwood Awars for Fiction mula University of Michigan (1954) Datu Bago Award mula sa pamahalaang lungsod ng Davao para sa kanyang kontribusyon sa kultura at mga sining (1982) Philippine Government Parangal for Post-War Writers (1984) Gawad CCP sa larangan ng sanaysay sa Ingles (1991) Outstanding Sillimanian Award para sa kanyang kontribusyon sa panitikan at kultura (1993) Ateneo de Manila University Library of Women's Writing Award (2003) Five short stoy @University of Michigan 1954. Hopwood Award para sa “Love in the Cornhusks. isang koleksyon ng 13 kwento.” The Chieftest Mourner. Noong 1997 naman ay nailathala ang Born in the Year 1900 and Other Stories.” Nailathala ang mga ito sa ilalim ng koleksyong pinamagatang Now and at the Hour and Other Stories noong 1955.” “The Madonna Face.” at “Now and at the Hour.