Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Unfortunately Rochita Loenen-Ruiz cannot be present. We will invite Rochita Loenen-Ruiz again at a next edition.

Rochita Loenen-Ruiz is a Filipina writer living in The Netherlands. She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writing Workshop and was the recipient of the Octavia Butler Scholarship Award for 2009. In 2018, she was a recipient of the Milford Bursary for writers of colour.

In 2019, she was a special guest at the XPrize Oceans event in Monaco. She has led a number of workshops on science fiction writing and was the workshop leader for the Other Futures workshop in 2020. The 11 stories that resulted from this workshop are to be found here:

A list of her publications can be found on her website at