Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Tamarraw Writing for Children Conference and Workshop

Tamaraw writeshop for children's lit calls for fellowship applications

THE Tamaraw Writeshop for Children's Literature calls for applications to a 12-day writing fellowship to its second national writeshop to be held in Iloilo City.
As its target tradition, the writeshop tours around the country as part of its objective of enrichment of regional cultures and literatures. Thus, this year, the writeshop goes to Iloilo with three fellowships open for Hiligaynon or Kiniray-a languages.
Fifteen fellowships are open nationwide. Applicants may send entries in English, Filipino, or Hiligaynon. Entries written in Hiligaynon/Kiniray- a must bear Filipino or English translation.
Applicants must submit the following:
(1) two unpublished short stories for children;
(2) one copy of each story plus digital file (12-point, Times-New-Roman font, double-spaced in 8.5x11 bond paper with one inch margin all sides); (
3) cover letter address to the writeshop director;
(4) two 2x2 recent colored photo; and
(5) applicant̢۪s bionote with complete contact information.

The fellows will undergo series of lectures and writing sessions based on the syllabus designed by their respective mentors. The two-week activity will primarily work on the objective of finishing a writing project which is the main target output. A first national conference on Philippine children's literature will also be held side by side the writeshop. Deadline for submission is February 15, 2007. The same is the postmark date for entries that will be sent through mail. Email submissions are accepted with the entry and necessary documents as attached files wynion@gmail.com;

A special transportation arrangement shall be extended to writing fellows.

Send applications to:
Prof. Winton Lou G. Ynion
Tamaraw Writeshop for Children̢۪s Literature
c/o Office of the Dean, Institute of Arts and Sciences
Far Eastern University
Nicanor Reyes Street, Manila.

Call for Papers to the first Tamaraw conference on Philippine children's lit

The Tamaraw Conference on Philippine Children's Literature invites applications from scholars who are engaged in research on children's literature to attend the First Conference on Philippine Children's Literature on April 9-10, 2007.

Scholars working on children's literature are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage, or on completed work. The conference is an unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with researchers and writers from all over the country as well as chosen panelists, experts, and fellows to the Second Tamaraw Writeshop for Children's Literature.

Registration expenses will be covered by the organizing committee for those whose abstracts are accepted for presentation. Other travel costs shall be at the presenter's end. Applicants should submit a 200-word abstract of their paper no later than 10 February 2007. Successful applicants will be notified by 25 February 2007. The abstract must clarify the substantive issue which your paper will address.. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, email address and other contact information.

Those selected have to submit full-length papers, of around 5,000 words in length, by 5 March 2007. Please send abstracts to tamaraw-conference@ gmail.com. Contact Person: Winton Lou G. Ynion Emails: wynion@gmail. com, wintonlouynion@ yahoo.com

Monday, February 05, 2007

Book Launch: Agay Llanera's Sol

On March 20, 2007 at the Ayala Museum, Agay Llanera, KUTING Secretary, will launch her second book, Sol via CANVAS. Illustrations by Farley del Rosario.

Read the story and the details of the launch here.

Congrats, Agay! KUTING is proud of you!

Friday, February 02, 2007

UP Likhaan's Writing Forum

I got this invita via email today. Thanks to Gloria Evangelista.

In its endless pursuit for excellence in the literary arts, the Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing felicitously presents “Tatlong Panayam” which showcases three of the country’s most respected writers talking about their respective genres. On January 25, Prof. Jun Cruz Reyes will talk about his writing process in “May Kuwento ang Tula,” on February 9, Prof. Rene O. Villanueva will lecture on writing for children in “Saan Nagpupunta ang Araw Kung Gabi?” and on March 9, Prof. Charlson Ong will talk about fiction in “Writing the “Other” in Philippine Literature.”

In this regard, may we invite you attend on Rene Villanueva’s lecture on February 9, Friday, 2:00 p.m. at Claro M. Recto, Faculty Center.