Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The 45th National Writers Workshop

The 45th National Writers Workshop in Dumaguete City is now accepting applications for fellowships. Interested writers may submit applications until March 31, 2006.

National Artist for Literature Edith L. Tiempo, workshop director, announced that the summer sessions are to be held from May 8 to 27.

Application letters should be addressed to:

Dr. Edith L. Tiempo
2nd Floor, CAP Bldg.,
Rizal Blvd., Dumaguete City

Application must include a resumé, two 1x2" photos of the applicant, and manuscripts in English in any of the following genres,with respective quantity:

• 3-5 short stories
• 7-10 poems
• 3-5 creative non-fiction essays; or
• 2 one-act plays.

The manuscripts can be sent as hard copy, but should also be accompanied by a disk copy, preferably in MS Word format, plus a certification that the works are original and a recommendation letter from a professor of literature or creative writing or a writer of distinction.

Fellowships cover board and lodging and a modest stipend for the duration of the workshop, as well as partial reimbursement of travel fare.

Writers who have already received fellowships in other national workshops for this year are enjoined to apply at another time.


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