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CYWA and Visprint to host popular writing seminar/workshop in Cavite

CAVITE YOUNG WRITERS ASSOCIATION INC., an organization that upholds the preservation and development of Caviteño literature and VISPRINT, INC. the publisher of popular best selling Filipino authors such as Bob Ong and Cavite’s very own Eros Atalia, invites you to “iWritePop!”, a seminar/workshop that will happen on October 29, 2011, Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at St. Dominic College of Asia, Bacoor, Cavite. This workshop aims to discuss topics on Popular Writing and we are inviting students, writers and teachers who are interested to learn more about it.

This seminar-workshop is a one-day event and will be graced by Philippines’ known and popular writers. Our lineup of speakers is comprised by writers from Visprint Inc., who are Eros Atalia, author of the best selling Filipino novel and now a major motion piture, Ligo na u, Lapit na me; Alan Navarra, author of Girl Trouble; and Karl De Mesa, author of News of the Shaman.

There are only limited slots to be given as the venue could only accommodate a certain number of guests. In lieu of this, all of our registration will be done before the event day itself. The registration fee per person costs Php200, inclusive of a workshop kit and certificate. All fees should be transacted by depositing the fee in our China Bank checking account:

Account Name: Cavite Young Writers Association, Inc.
Account Number: 232-006831-9

The deposit slip should be scanned and emailed, together with the participant’s name and contact numbers, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to ensure the confirmation of the slot and certificate. As soon as the transaction is made, it is non-refundable. Deadline of confirmation of slots is on October 26, 2011. Please keep the deposit slip until the event day itself, for it will serve as your ticket to the event. We could only accommodate walk in registrants if there are slots still available at the event day itself. We will also implement a first come, first served basis.

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The Literary Apprentice 2011 call for entries

1. All current students, alumni and professors of the University of the Philippines System are invited to submit. While we accept works from UP campuses outside the NCR, due to funding and staffing matters, we can only welcome submissions written in English and Filipino – unless you have a plausible reason to disregard this part of the guidelines (e.g. if deconstructing dialects is part of your technique, then maybe we could consider your work.)


2. We are only accepting original and unpublished works – of prose, poetry, photography and/or artwork. There's no word count requirement for prose and poetry. Something of novel length is, however, not preferred.


3. You may submit your works along with an accomplished application form (we’ll elaborate on that later) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on or before November 23, 2011 but first, follow these specifics:


Mind your format


Save your work in the following format: Title_Language of work (English or Filipino).

For example: Something Poetic_English.


All prose and poetry submissions should be in PDF form. For photography and artwork, please submit works in PNG or JPEG, with a minimum of 300 dpi.


Your name should not appear on the document containing your work.


Accomplish the application form


This is where we should (only) see your name, along with other details. Visit to download the application form. Save the completed form as Title_Application.


For example: Something Poetic_Application.


Each email should contain only one form and one work.


4. The editorial and publication process will take roughly seven months, but we’ll send you a notice (of acceptance or otherwise) as soon as we can.


5. We do provide contributors copies of the book but as of now, we have yet to come up with some form of monetary compensation. Anyway, what matters more is the joy of publication!

Date and Time:
October 11, 2011 - 12:00am - November 23, 2011 - 12:00am

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