As an institution charged with the development of creative writing in the university, the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center offers various services and implements the following projects and activities.
- Premio Ambahan - a competition among DLSU students; and students of various Mangyan schools. Ambahan of the Philippines is Haiku of Japan.
- Translation Bureau – the center will start to identify 3 major works in poetry, fiction, and drama, in various regional languages for possible translation and publication in English, the ASEAN, Chinese, Indian, and Japanese languages.
- Writing Fellowships. The Center awards one-year writing fellowships to DLSU faculty members and non-teaching staff in selected genres with the end in view of publishing their work upon completion and submission to the De La Salle University Press.
- Campus writing workshops. In coordination with the Cultural Arts and Student Publications Offices, the Center holds writing workshops for the campus writers of the university.
- Public Readings. The Center invites well-known and emergent writers to read and discuss their works with Literature enthusiasts.
- Individual Writing Clinics. The Center offers individual creative writing lessons to writers who may have ready manuscripts and would like creative comments and suggestions on their work. This project aims to encourage beginning and advanced writers to improve their craft and publish their works after careful revision.
- Book Launchings and Fora. From time to time, the Center sponsors book launchings and fora. These activities are usually held in cooperation with the departments in the Humanities.
- Writing Craft Lecture Series. The Center invites noted writers to discuss with a limited group of participants a particular aspect of the craft of writing and discuss techniques of a specific genre.
- The Writing Life: Interview with a Creative Writer. This project will enable participants to hear a writer talk about relevant aspects of his/her development in the craft, and his/her discoveries and insights related to the writing life. Participants will also have the pleasure of hearing the writer read some of his/her work in the intimacy of a small, select group.
- Local Community Workshops. Through the assistance of the government and other institutions, the Center holds a series of writing workshops for local communities in different parts of the country, usually in cooperation with a La Salle school in the area, to tap potential writers and develop their craft with the end in view of furthering the development of Philippine writing.
- Extension Services. The Center extends services to academic institutions outside DLSU and other writing centers by providing them with resource speakers for writing workshops.