Silliman National Writers Workshop 2014

Silliman University National Writers Workshop 2014 is the 53rd of its kind and the oldest creative writing program in whole Asia. The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is the only three-week long writers workshop in the country, devoted to helping writers hone their craft in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama.

53rd Silliman University National Writers Workshop

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Silliman University is now accepting applications for the 53rd National Writers Workshop to be held 5—23 May 2014 at the Silliman University Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village.

The Silliman University Writers Village

Silliman Writers Village

Silliman Writers Village

The Mary Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village is a gift by Atty. Enrique Sobrepeña Jr. and is named in honor to his wife. The donation for the creation of the Writers Village, located in Camp Lookout, in Bongbong, Valencia, was facilitated by former University President Dr. Quintin S. Doromal. Today, the site is the primary venue for the Silliman University National Writers Workshop, founded by Drs. Edilberto and Edith Tiempo in 1961.

The Writers Village, a project initiated by Silliman University President Dr. Ben S. Malayang III, is part of a long tradition of gifts to the University from the Sobrepeñas, avid patrons who have also helped keep the workshop alive as keen supporters through the years. The Writers Village is now home to writers of all persuasions. Its establishment helps promote the arts and culture at Silliman University and in the Dumaguete and Negros Oriental community.

Entry requirements for the Silliman National Writers Workshop 2014

Applicants need submit manuscripts in English before 15th of January 2014

Applicants for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction fellowships should submit three to four entries.

Applicants for Poetry fellowships should submit a suite of seven to ten poems.

Applicants for Drama fellowships should submit at least one One-Act Play.

Each fiction, creative nonfiction, or drama manuscript should not be more than 30 pages. The organizers advice to stay well below the 30 pages. All Manuscripts should be submitted in five hard copies, double-spaced, on 8.5 x 11 inches bond paper, with approximately one-inch margin on all sides. The page number must be typed consecutively (e.g., 1 of 30, 2 of 30, and so on) at the center of the bottom margin of each page. The font should be Book Antiqua or Palatino, and the font size should be 13.

Send your National Writers Workshop Application to

Department of English and Literature
attnt Prof. Ian Rosales Casocot, Workshop Coordinator
1/F Katipunan Hall, Silliman University
6200 Dumaguete City.

For inquiries, and further information about the Silliman National Writers Workshop 2014 send an to email or call 035-422-6002 loc 350.

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