summer writing workshop
La Salle University-Manila and the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod
(USLS) are jointly conducting a week-long creative writing
workshop as part of the 11-year old Negros Summer Creative
Arts Workshops directed by USLS artist-in-residence Peque
Gallaga. The workshop will be from May 9 to 16.
The creative writing workshop fellowships will be granted
to 10 applicants from the Visayas who write poetry, short
fiction, and drama, either in English or Filipino. The workshop
is a good venue to have one’s creative works read by a distinguished
panel composed of Cirilo Bautista, Elsa Martinez Coscolluela,
Peque Gallaga, Marjorie Evasco, Reggie Groyon, and Vicente
The fellowship includes transportation allowance and free
board and lodging at the Balay Kalinungan.
Interested young literary artists may send their applications
to the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing and Research
Center not later than February 16. Applicants must send any
of the following: six to eight poems, two short stories, or
one one-act play. The works should include a short resume,
previously published works, a reference letter (preferably
from a published writer), and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
A special feature of the workshop is the interaction of the
writing fellows with fellows from the critical writing workshop,
called Kritika 2002, which will also be held at USLS’s Balay
Kalinungan on the same dates.
Aside from meeting the young critics of the country, the writing
workshop fellows will also have the opportunity to interact
with participants in the workshops for short film and video,
drama and film directing, and production management. In addition,
a fieldtrip to the historic and scenic city of Silay will
introduce the fellows to Negrense lifestyle museums and other