Hope Sabanpan-Yu is a short story writer, poet and creative non-fictionist from Cebu City, Philippines. She writes in Cebuano and English. She is currently Director of the Cebuano Studies Center of the University of San Carlos where she also teaches literature. She is a comparatist and works part time in translation. She also serves as the Central Visayas coordinator of the National Committee on Literary Arts (NCLA). She is the Secretary of the Women Studies Association of the Philippines (WSAP), member of the Women in Literary Arts (WILA) and the Bathalan-ong Halad sa Dagang (Bathalad).