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Join the Young Blood Workshop at Philippine Literary Festival

For the first time ever, have your essay workshopped by the team behind the bestselling “Young Blood” books from the Philippine Daily Inquirer at Raffles Makati and National Book Store’s Philippine Literary Festival 2015. There’s no age limit for participants.

Young Blood book editors Ruel S. De Vera, Rosario A. Garcellano, Pam Pastor and Javier Vicente D. Rufino will apply the book’s unique and demanding criteria of accessibility, honesty and artistry to pre-submitted first-person, nonfiction essays. Listen to their thoughts on your work!

Participants will submit their two-page essays prior to the workshop proper. This time, we bring Young Blood to you. The Young Blood Workshop will be held on Friday, August 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ballroom 1, Raffles Makati.


Interested participants should e-mail their working first-person nonfiction essay drafts (maximum of 400 words or 2,000 characters with spaces) to [email protected] with “Litfest Workshop” in the subject line. At the end of your entry, please include your complete name, address and contacts details. Only submissions meeting all these requirements will be accepted. Deadline for submission is August 24, 2015.



The Philippine Literary Festival 2015 features best-selling and award-winning authors Matthew Quick and Meg Wolitzer, along with Filipino authors, from August 28 to August 30 at Raffles Makati. All events will be held at the Raffles Makati with registration starting at 9 a.m. everyday. Admission is free.

Only books purchased at National Book Store, National Book Store Express, and Powerbooks will be accommodated for the signing. Books by the authors will be available on site during the event. Sign up for updates and view the complete schedule at


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