15th San Agustin Writers Workshop set

THE Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Institute of the University of San Agustin (USA) is now accepting applications for writing fellowships to the 15th San Agustin Writers Workshop which will be held on May 3-5, 2017 at the Injap Continuing Education Center, Dr. Edgar Injap Sia II Building, University of San Agustin, Iloilo City.

Ten fellowships are open to creative writers in and from Western Visayas who are willing to learn more about the craft of writing from panelists led by award-winning writers and teachers Leoncio P. Deriada, Isidoro M. Cruz, and Alice Tan Gonzales. The workshop director is the award-winning writer John Iremil E. Teodoro. Specialist panelists will be invited as needed.

Interested applicants must submit the following:

(a) application letter stating that the literary writings submitted are the original works of the applicant;

(b) letter of recommendation from any faculty member of their school or any established writer in the region;

(c) bio-data with one 2” x 2” colored picture, and contact details (landline/cellphone/e-mail address);

(d) for minors, a letter of consent from parent/ guardian; and

(e) print-out of five poems, or two short stories,  two one-act plays, or two short essays in Aklanon, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Filipino, or English, in 8 ½” x 11” bond paper, in Arial or Times New Roman, double-spaced; and

(f) e-mail attachment of the same creative works, sent to the workshop director at jieteodoro@gmail.com.

There is no required theme for this year’s workshop but preference will be given to applicants who are bloggers.

The fellowships cover free board and lodging in Iloilo City during the workshop, plus a modest transportation allowance for fellows who are based in Western Visayas.

Fellows from other regions are advised to look for their own travel funding.

The deadline for applications is on March 20, 2017.  The names of the ten fellows will be announced on April 10, 2017.  They will be informed by e-mail by the workshop director.

Please send a hard copy of complete applications in a brown envelope to:

Prof. Jigger S. Latoza, Director, Center of Resources for Innovation and Development, University of San Agustin, General Luna Street, Iloilo City 5000.

For more information, please contact Jennifer A. Gabrillos at telephone numbers (033) 3374841 local 242 or (033)3377716.

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