IYAS La Salle National Writers’ Workshop
The Iyas Creative Writing Workshop is held every summer in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. It was first conducted in 2001 as a module in that year’s Negros Summer Workshops in Multimedia. Since then, it has grown into an independent workshop managed by the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in cooperation with the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
Each year, the workshop awards twelve fellowships to writers from all over the country in the genres of fiction, poetry, and drama, and the languages English, Filipino, Cebuano, and Hiligaynon.
Apart from the critiquing sessions, the workshop activities include a lecture from one of the panelists, a cultural tour of historic sites and landmarks in Negros Occidental, and individual consultation time between fellows and panelists. The workshop is conducted in Balay Kalinungan Retreat House, within the USLS campus.
Poet and novelist Cirilo F. Bautista serves as Workshop Director. The 2004 teaching staff included the writers Marjorie Evasco, Elsa Martinez Coscolluela, Leoncio P. Deriada, Erlinda Alburo, and Vicente Garcia Groyon.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
THE 20TH IYAS LA SALLE NATIONAL WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
Deadline: 20 February 2020
The 20th IYAS La Salle National Writers’ Workshop is open for applications. This year, it will be held on May 17 to May 22, 2020 at the Balay Kalinungan, University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City.
IYAS is organized by the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in partnership with the DLSU Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) and with support from the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC). The workshop director is Dr.Marjorie Evasco. The panel is composed of Grace Monte de Ramos, Susan Lara, D.M. Reyes, Isidoro Cruz, and Em Mendez. Elsie Martinez Coscoluella, Ronald Baytan, and IYAS Project Coordinator Rayboy Pandan will also serve in the panel.
The workshop fellowship screening committee accepts creative work in Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Kinaray-a, Filipino, and English. Fellowships are awarded by genre and by language. Creative writing entries that explore human relations with the environment will be given preference for these fellowships. Twelve applicants will be chosen for the fellowships, which will include transportation subsidy and board and lodging.
1.) Original, unpublished work in only one chosen literary genre and language: 6 poems, 2 short stories, or 2 one-act plays;
2.) Works must be in three (3) computer-encoded hard copies, font size 12 pts., double-spaced; and
3.) A short resume, with a page containing applicant’s ID photo and complete contact information (residence address, email address, contact number).
Please submit by February 20, 2020 all requirements to:
Dr. Marjorie Evasco
IYAS La Salle National Writers’ Workshop Director
Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center
Room 208 Miguel Hall
De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Malate, 0922 Manila
For inquiries, please call DLSU BNSCWC (632) 5244611 local 233; email firstname.lastname@example.org.