The Davao Writers Guild, in cooperation with the National Commission for
Culture and the Arts, will hold a Writers Workshop on October 11 to 15,
2011. Deadline for application is September 15, 2011.
Fifteen (15) writing fellows will be selected for the workshop. Applicants must
be residents of Davao and Mindanao.
Only two slots are alloted to fellows within Mindanao but residing outside
Davao. They will receive transportation allowance of up to P1,000.
Fellows will receive free board and lodging for the duration of the
Past fellows of the Davao Writers Workshop are not eligible to apply for the
workshop. However, they may volunteer to help run the workshop.
We will accept submissions in four categories: fiction, essay, poetry and
one-act play. They may be in English, Bisaya, or Tagalog.
Applicant portfolios must therefore contain:
* 2 short stories (1,000 words to 5,000 words); OR
* 2 essays (1,000 words to 5,000 words); OR
* 2 one-act play (10 minutes to 30 minutes play time); OR
* 3 poems
All entries must be original works by the applicant.
Please complete the application form and attach your workshop submissions.
Please also submit 3 hard copies of the pieces, and formatted according to
* Printed on short-sized bond paper (8.5? x 11?)
* 1? margin on all sides
* Font: Times Roman 12
* Double spaced with 0.5? indent for the start of all paragraphs.
Applicants must also send hard copies in an envelope together with cover
Dominique Gerald M. Cimafranca
Deputy Workshop Director
c/o Davao Union Drug
CM Recto St. cor. Jacinto Ext.
Fellows will be announced on this site on September 29, 2011.
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Everyone who harbors a love for writing and for the literary arts must go to this workshop. I started acting on my infatuation with writing through these kinds of workshops. I ended every workshop blushing and gushing about the wonderful art that is literature. Sigh. If only I wasn’t busy with too much work. I’d gun for the national workshops. LOL. I might get rejected but what the heck. 🙂
ANYHOO, Good luck, bitches! 😀