Sunday, July 15, 2012

9th Lamiraw Creative Writing Workshop: Call for Submission

The Lamiraw Literary Arts Organization of Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU) and the Calbayog Literary Arts Organization (CALAO Writers) Inc. are accepting applications to the 9th Lamiraw Creative Writing Workshop (LCWW) slated on November 6-9, 2012 at the NwSSU-AVR, Calbayog City, Samar. 

This year’s panelists are Elizabeth Raquel (GUMIL Filipinas/NCLA Coordinator-Ilocos Region), Carlos Arejola (Kabulig Bikol Writers Association/NCLA Coordinator-Bicol Region), Jerry Gracio (Katig Writers Network Inc.), Dante Rosales (CALAO Writers Inc.), Prof. Merlie M. Alunan and Dr. Victor N. Sugbo (UP Tacloban), Dr. David A. Genotiva (EVSU), and Dr. Priscilla Macansantos (UP Baguio/NCLA Chair) who is also the keynote speaker.

Fifteen (15) slots are at stake: three guest fellows from Luzon (Ilocandia: 1, Bicolandia: 1, Baguio: 1), three from Capul (Inabaknon language), 6 from Samar and Leyte (Waray language), and 3 from Southern Leyte/Northwestern Leyte/Biliran (Sebuano language).

Applicants are required to submit five poems or one short story or a one-act play in Waray, Sebuano, Inabaknon. Luzon fellows can submit in Ilocano or Bicol or any language from the Mt. Province with English or Filipino translations.

Applicants must also submit a biodata, two 2X2 ID pictures and a certification of originality of one’s work signed by a senior writer/cultural worker/ barangay captain/notary public. A hard copy and a CD of the manuscripts encoded in MS Word (Arial, 12 points, 1.5 spacing) must be submitted to the secretariat. Applicants with no workshop experience are given priority. Deadline for submission is on August 15, 2012.

Those who will qualify will be given a proportionate travel allowance as well as board and lodging. Applications must be addressed to the 9th Lamiraw Workshop Secretariat, c/o Harold L. Mercurio, Rueda Street, Calbayog City, Samar, 6710. This year’s writing fellows will be announced on the last week of September 2012.

Lamiraw Workshop is funded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).  

The Lamiraw Application Form and Certificate of Originality may be downloaded at or  

For inquiries, contact Phil Harold L. Mercurio, Selection Committee Chair, at +63.917.7982781 or email at 

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