By Augusto Antonio A. Aguila
The moment a person thinks that he is a writer or decides to become one, he is in deep, deep trouble. Life, as it is, is difficult. To be a writer makes life doubly difficult. The word “writer” is not only loaded with meaning, but it also ignites a gamut of conflicting emotions and intentions, particularly intentions.
The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is extending its deadline for applications for the 53rd National Writers Workshop to Jan. 31.
The University of St. La Salle-Bacolod (USLS) is inviting young writers to submit their application for the 14th Iyas National Writers’ Workshop on April 20-26, at Balay Kalinungan, USLS-Bacolod.
The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will hold its 56th annual literature conference on Dec. 3-4 at the Multipurpose Room, 4/F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Ave., Manila.
By Lito B. Zulueta
The Singapore Writers Festival has grown by leaps and bounds since the biennial event became annual in 2011, but trust writers to bring down the dark clouds on a sunny day and ruin everyone’s bright outlook. As the bard of bleak Philip Larkin would say, “Happiness writes white.”
Make the deadline your motivation.
Roots and WingsBy Cathy Babao-Guballa
I haven’t been this tired or read or studied as many business books as I did back in college. I have forgotten that side of me, in favor of other pursuits such as parenting and, yes, writing.
Put Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Ian McEwan on a stage and expect a night of high art and school boy humor, of reading, writing and Christopher Hitchens.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting entries to the 2013 NCCA Writers’ Prize. This is done through NCCA’s Plans, Project Formulation and Program Division (P/PFPD)-Institutional Programs. Deadline of submission is July 31.
The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is calling on authors with manuscripts for books to apply for the National Book Development Trust Fund Grant for 2013.
Ten fellows—five students and five professionals—have been selected for the 11th San Agustin Writers Workshop: