LIKHAAN offers workshops, fellowships
LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) now accepts application for the 46th UP National Writers Workshop to be held in Baguio City for one week the summer of 2007.
UP ICW director, Professor Vim Nadera, also announced that 12 fellowships for advanced writers are available. Qualifications are: must be writers in English or Filipino; must have attended at least one creative writing workshop (national/regional, including the UP National Writers Workshops), or earned a degree in Creative Writing/Malikhaing Pagsulat, or won at least one national/international literary award; must have published at least three poems or two short stories or two pieces of creative nonfiction (e.g., essays, memoirs, profiles) in reputable collections or anthologies, journals, magazines (including campus publications), or refereed Internet web magazines. Some of these qualifications may be waived in exceptionally meritorious cases, with the unanimous concurrence of the UP ICW Associates, Advisers and Resident Fellows. Writers who have been Fellows at any of the UP National Writers’ Workshops are eligible.
Applicants must submit the following: (1) one original, unpublished story, poem, or creative non-fiction in digital file plus four hard copies (12 points, double-spaced, 8.5" x 11"), not previously submitted to any other workshops; (2) a 2-paragraph description of a work-in-progress in any of the above genres, in English or Filipino (also 12 points, double-spaced, 8.5" x 11"); photocopies of the applicant’s published works, including publication details; and (4) application form, available at the UP ICW office in UP Diliman and on the ICW website: http://www.up.edu.ph/~icw.
During the UP workshop, the original manuscripts will be discussed. Additionally, fellows will be expected to make a presentation of a chapter or draft of the work-in-progress referred to above, discuss an aspect of their writing or of the genre in which they work in particular.
Deadline is December 15. For inquiries, call 9221830.