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Call for applications to 14th Iyas National Writers’ Workshop in Bacolod

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.


Applicants should submit original work: either six poems, two short stories, or two one-act plays using a pseudonym, in one computer-encoded hard copy of entry, font size 12, and soft copies in a CD (MS Word). Short stories must be numbered, by paragraph.


These are to be accompanied by a sealed size 10 business envelope with the author’s real name and a pseudonym, a 2×2 ID photo and short résumé, which must be mailed on or before Feb. 15.


Entries in English, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Tagalog or Filipino may be submitted. Fellowships are awarded by genre and by language.


Fifteen applicants will be chosen for the fellowships, which will include partial transportation subsidy and free board and lodging.


This year’s panelists include Rebecca Añonuevo, Grace Monte de Ramos-Arcellana, Genevieve Asenjo, D.M. Reyes, John Iremil Teodoro and Marjorie Evasco, who’s also  workshop director.


Submit your application to: Rowena Japitana, Iyas Secretariat, Special Projects Office, University of St. La Salle, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City. For inquiries, please e-mail [email protected]


Iyas is held in collaboration with the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University-Manila and National Commission for Culture and the Arts.