Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center

The Second CNF Writers’ Workshop for Doctors of the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) is open for applications from physician-writers.  The workshop will be held from March 18 to April 2, 2021 at De La Salle University to be held via Zoom.

The workshop is part of BNSCWC’s efforts to boost collaborations and critical/creative exchanges between scientists and artists; to train medical practitioners (who have the potential to write or who already have manuscripts) in the art of life-writing; and to help immortalize the stories and contributions of our front-liners to this nation especially during these precarious times.

Marjorie M. Evasco, DLSU’s Writer-in-Residence and Professor Emeritus of Literature, is the project director.  She will be joined by doctor-writers Dr. Lance Isidore Catedral and Dr. Joey A. Tabula in the panel.  The workshop shall consist of six synchronous sessions held on Thursday and Friday evenings (from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) across three weeks.   Fellows will be given craft lectures by physician-writers, and will be offered writing prompts for possible writing projects that may be taken up on the last session.

Applicants are asked to submit at least one  nonfiction narrative or personal essay ranging from 2500 to 3500 words in either English or Filipino.

Ten fellows shall be chosen for this workshop.   

Application requirements are as follows:

A PDF of a short resume, with a page containing applicant’s ID photo and complete contact information (residence address, email address, contact number).

DOCx file of the CNF piece following this file format:  surname and first key word of the work.

Please submit application portfolio by December 31, 2020 via email to [email protected].  Please write CNF WORKSHOP FOR DOCTORS in the subject.

Chosen fellows shall be informed about their selection by January 15, 2021 and must confirm their participation by January 21, 2021. Press release for the final list of fellows shall be sent out by January 31, 2021.

For inquiries, please email [email protected]