University of St. La Salle

Call for Applications: The 22nd Iyas La Salle National Writers’ Workshop


Deadline: 15 January 2023

The 22nd IYAS La Salle National Writers’ Workshop is open for applications. It will be held online from April 26 to May 18, 2023 on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons across four weeks. 

IYAS is organized by the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in partnership with the DLSU Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) and with support from the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC). The workshop director is John Iremil Teodoro. The panel is composed of Marjorie M. Evasco, Grace Monte de Ramos, Susan Lara, D.M. Reyes, Isidoro Cruz, and Adrian Ho.  Elsa Martinez Coscoluella, Ronald Baytan, and IYAS Project Director Rayboy Pandan will also serve in the panel.

The workshop fellowship screening committee accepts creative work in Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Kinaray-a, Filipino, and English. Fellowships are awarded by genre and by language. Writing entries that explore human relations with the environment will be given preference for these fellowships. Ten to twelve applicants will be given   fellowships, which will include a connectivity allowance. 

Application requirements 

  • Original, unpublished work (not previously or concurrently submitted to other workshops) in only one chosen literary genre and language: 6 poems, 2 short stories, 2 one-act plays, or 2 creative nonfiction works,  These works must be typewritten in DOCx file, font size 12 pts., double-spaced.  
  • PDF of a one- to two-page resume containing applicant’s ID photo and complete contact information (residence address, email address, contact number).
  • A cover letter explaining the reason/s for applying (PDF), addressed to workshop director Dr. John Iremil Teodoro.

Interested applicants should submit their application portfolio via Google Forms:

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