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Call for Manuscripts: 18th IYAS La Salle National Writers’ Workshop

The 18th IYAS La Salle National Writers? Workshop will be held on April 22 ? 28, 2018 at the Balay Kalinungan, University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City. IYAS is organized by the University of St. La Salle and supported by De La Salle University Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and the National Commission for Culture & the Arts. The workshop director is Marjorie Evasco. The panel is composed of Ronald Baytan, Susan S. Lara, Grace Monte de Ramos, John Iremil Teodoro, and Em Mendez.

The workshop fellowship screening committee accepts creative work in Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Filipino and English. Fellowships are awarded by genre and by language. Creative writing entries that explore human relations with the environment will be given preference for these fellowships. Ten-Fifteen (10-15) applicants will be chosen for the fellowships, which will include transportation subsidy and board and lodging.

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Libulan Queer Collective launches queer anthology in Cebu Normal University

The Libulan Queer Collective, a writers bloc of queer poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights from the southern Philippines, in cooperation with Cratos Publishing House Company, Inc. and the Cebu Normal University-Department of English Studies and Other Languages (ESOL), proudly presents SOUTHERN AUTHORS LIVE: QUEER POETRY, FICTION, ESSAY, AND DRAMA IN CEBUANO and the launching of LIBULAN: BINISAYANG ANTOLOHIYA SA KATITIKANG QUEER, the country?s first anthology of writings from lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, and straight allies this 7 March 2018, 8 AM to 5 PM, at the Samuel McClintock Hall, Cebu Normal University.

The event will feature academic lectures on queer literature, poetry and prose readings from the contributors, and other discussions. It is open to all CNU students, faculty members, staff, and alumni.

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Libulan Queer Collective organizes 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio

9 to 10 February 2018 – The Libulan Queer Collective, in partnership with YouTeach Philippines-Central Visayas and the University of Cebu-Banilad, organized the 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio at the AVR 2, 8F Main Building of the University of Cebu-Banilad.

Panelled by young writers from Central Visayas?CD Borden, Wilfreda Cabusas, Richellet Chan, Adonis Enricuso, Jessrel E Gilbuena, Jae Mari Magdadaro, and Arian Tejano?thirteen fellowships were given to aspiring writers based on the quality of the manuscripts that they have submitted. This year?s fellows are Noemi Araneta Alcantara (poetry in English), Kenneth Michael M Baba (poetry in Binisaya), Alsteine Joi Diapana (poetry in English), Maria Eloisa H Garcia (fiction: short story in English), Jorisse Gumanay (poetry in English), Maria Theresa C Lanit (poetry in Binisaya), Leah May Lim Atienza (poetry in English), Ivanie Michmir (poetry in Binisaya), Claire Michaela M Obejas (creative nonfiction in English), Lady Isabelle Y Perez (fiction: short story in English), Sievney Klyze G Quidet (creative nonfiction in English), Thomas Leonard Shaw (poetry in English), and John Rolly V Son (fiction: novel in English).

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Call for Submissions: Bulawan Literary Journal of Northern Mindanao Issue 4: ‘Mental Disorders’

The Bulawan Literary Journal of Northern Mindanao is now open for contributions to its fourth regular issue themed ?Mental Disorders?. Bulawan?s editors are looking for poems, short stories, flash fiction/nonfiction, creative nonfiction, one-act plays, screenplays, full-length play excerpts, novel chapters, critical essays, book reviews, and visual artworks that discuss psychiatric/psychological disorders?anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.

The issue?s impetus, aside from the ending of stigma and inspiring recovery and awareness, is to pose intellectual inquiries vis-?-vis representations and explore ways in which mental disorders are depicted in contemporary regional, decolonial, and indigenous writings. The editors are also interested in the following topics: (1) the depictions of mental disorders in literature, (2) mental disorder as metaphor for political protest against conformity to the status quo, (3) intersections of mental disorders with identity politics (race/ethnicity, socioeconomic class, physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression), (4) mental disorders in confessional poetry, gothic fiction, or nonfiction narratives, among others.

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The 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio Fellows Announced

The Libulan Queer Collective, a writers bloc of queer poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights from the southern Philippines, is set to hold the 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio, a regional creative writing workshop for emerging writers from Central Visayas, from 9 to 10 February 2018 at the University of Cebu-Banilad in Cebu City.

The writing fellows named for this year are as follows: Noemi Araneta Alcantara (fiction: novel in Binisaya), Kenneth Michael M Baba (poetry in Binisaya), Alsteine Joi Diapana (poetry in English), Maria Eloisa H Garcia (fiction: short story in English), Jorisse Gumanay (poetry in English), Maria Theresa C Lanit (poetry in Binisaya), Leah May Lim-Atienza (poetry in English), Ivanie Michmir (poetry in Binisaya),Claire Michaela M Obejas (creative nonfiction in English), Louise Francis P Ouano (poetry in English and Binisaya), Lady Isabelle Y Perez (fiction: short story in English), Sievney Klyze G Quidet (fiction: short story in English), Thomas Leonard Shaw (poetry in English), and John Rolly V Son (fiction: novel in English).

The panelists for this year?s workshop are poet-fictionist Jessrel Gilbuena and poet-essayist Adonis Enricuso, with essayist-editor Alton Melvar Dapanas, essayist Johanna Michelle Lim, and poet Arian Tejano as guest panelists. Fictionist-playwright R Joseph Dazo serves as workshop director. Ian Rosales Casocot of Silliman University – Tiempo Creative Writing Center will give the keynote address.