One of the most competitive and uplifting workshops for writers in Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental is the Silliman National Writer’s Workshop. This year, they will be celebrating their 59th year of writing innovation and skill growing workshop. Literature is one of the many attributes that molded the country to what is it today. The workshop allows Filipino to continuously expand and grow in the field of literature and writing.
59th Silliman National Writer’s Workshop
The renowned Silliman University National Writers’ Workshop is now accepting applications for its 59th workshop to be held at the SU Rose Lamb Sobrepeña’s Writers Village and the university campus. The workshop is offering 10 fellowships for writers in the Philippines and those chosen will be provided housing, a modest stipend, and a subsidy to partially defray the costs of their transportation, a media release from the organizers said Monday.
Quick View of the Guidelines
Applicants should submit three to four entries for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction fellowships. For Poetry fellowship, one should send seven to 10 poems. For Drama fellowships, at least one One-Act Play should be submitted. Aside from the categories that should be written in English, the workshop will also be accepting manuscripts for Balak (poetry) and Sugilanon (short story) both in “Binisaya” or Cebuano dialect.
Applicants are asked to submit their manuscripts on or before Dec. 6, 2019 to be considered for the workshop, as there shall be no deadline extension. All manuscripts should comply with the instructions, otherwise will be automatically eliminated as entries.
For additional information, inquiries and requests for forms, interested applicants are to email the organizers at email@example.com or call 035-422-6002 local 350. Applications or requests for information are to be sent to the Department of English and Literature, through Dr. Warlito Caturay Jr., workshop coordinator, at 1/F Katipunan Hall, Silliman University, 6200, Dumaguete City.