Call for entries: Iligan National Writers Workshop


The Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) and the Mindanao Creative Writers Group (MCWG) are now accepting manuscripts to the 24th Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) that will be held on May 29 to June 2 at MSU-IIT, Iligan City.

There are 18 slots available for writers who have attended regional writers workshops or creative writing classes and whose works are unpublished. Six INWW alumni (INWW 1 to 5 from 1998 to 2000) from across the regions are welcome to send their works in progress along with a brief paper on their creative process.

Applicants may submit five poems; one, one-act play; one short fiction, creative non-fiction, and an excerpt of a novel in progress in any of these languages: Filipino, English, Sebuano, Waray, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Akyanon, Chabacano, Maranao, Bukidnon, Higaunon, and Tausug.

Except for works in Filipino and in English, all works must be translated in either Filipino or English. Those submitting excerpts of novels should provide a one-page summary of the novel. The general theme for works to be submitted this year is on the folk traditions and/or our cultural heritage as part of nation building but is not confined only to these themes.

Playwrights whose works are accepted in the INWW will sign a contract allowing the MSU-IIT Resident Theater Company IPAG to have the first option to perform his/her work within three years upon acceptance of his/her work to the INWW but, he/she retains copyright and has the right to have his/her work performed elsewhere within the same period.

The panelists this year are comprised of Shirley Lua, Victorio Sugbo,

Interested applicants can download forms at Deadline for entries is on March 15.


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