Monday, March 12, 2012

The Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Workshop sa Pagsurat-Bikol 2012

The Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Workshop sa Pagsurat-Bikol 2012, to be held on April 10-13 2012 in Naga City, is now accepting applications for fellowships.


Open to all Bicolano writers, at least 16 years old, and able to participate in all workshop activities in Naga City from the 10th till the 13th of April 2012.


Interested parties may submit a suite of at least 5 poems, 1 or 2 short stories, a full-length play or 1 or 2 one-act plays written in any of the variations of the Bikol languages. Literary pieces in English or Filipino may be accepted but works written in the Bikol language is preferred.

Entries must be original, typewritten, double-spaced, on a short bond paper and must be submitted together with a letter of application and a bio-data containing the author's brief literary background.


Twelve to fifteen writing fellows will be chosen from among the applicants. Said writing fellows will be entitled to attend the workshop free of charge and shall be provided workshop materials and free board and lodging.


Entries sent by mail or courier must be received on or before March 20, 2012 and addressed to: The Workshop Director, Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Workshop sa Pagsurat- Bikol, Museo de Caceres, Holy Rosary Minor Seminary, Elias Angeles St., Naga City. Entries sent via e-mail should be a word document file and must be sent as an attachment to: Deadline for electronically-submitted entries is on March 15, 2012.

This year’s panelists shall include Carlos A. Arejola, Lorna A. Billanes, Kristian Sendon Cordero, H. Francisco V. PenoƱes, Jr, and Paz Verdades M. Santos, Ph.D.

For more information, contact the Workshop Secretariat at

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