In celebration of the National Literature Month, the Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC) and the Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) of the Ateneo de Manila University, in partnership with the Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, present the 2017 Kausaban Forum on Teaching Creative Writing to be held 22 April 2017 at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.

The forum, which is free of charge, welcomes teachers of creative writing in senior high schools, colleges, and universities in Northern Mindanao and its neighboring Mindanaoan regions.

The resource persons are writers-in-residence from Ateneo de Manila University such as poet Mark Anthony R Cayanan, fictionist Allan N Derain, essayist Martin V Villanueva, and playwright Glenn S Mas. The forum will consist of craft lectures on reading, writing, and teaching the four literary genres, open forum, and other parallel discussions.

No registration fee will be collected from the participants. However, they will provide the expenses of their transportation and food during the one-day event. Certificates and workshop materials will be given.

To register as a participant, email [email protected] with the following information: (1) full name, (2) institutional affiliation, (3) home/permanent address, and (4) mobile number. Please wait for a reply which will serve as confirmation of your slot. (We advise that there should be only one delegate per institution as slots are limited.)

Inquiries and concerns may be addressed to the project coordinator Alton Melvar M Dapanas (NAGMAC director for operations/senior fellow for essay and poetry) through the same email.