Have your essay workshopped by the team behind the best-selling Young Blood books from the Philippine Daily Inquirer! Join the Young Blood Workshop at the Philippine Readers and Writers Festival at 1 p.m. on August 26, Saturday, at Raffles Makati. 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.
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 “Festival 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 21, 2016. Only the first thirty (30) essays submitted will be discussed.