The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of DLSU
(632) 85244611  Ext. 233
[email protected]


The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) of De La Salle University is inviting undergraduate and graduate students in Metropolitan Manila to submit their application for Luntiang Palihan 2021: The DLSU Young Writers’ Workshop in Local Languages (Waray & Filipino), which will be held online on August 7, 2021, in celebration of Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa.

The workshop aims to promote creative writing in local languages and to hone the craft of talented individuals who have the potential to contribute to the growth of Philippine literature.

This year’s languages are Waray and Filipino.  Applicants must be 18 to 39 years old.  Five to six applicants will be chosen for the workshop

Applicants should submit the following:

  • PDF of the cover letter stating the applicant’s reasons for applying to the workshop and his or her writing goals.   Address the letter to the workshop director Dr. John Iremil Teodoro.
  • PDF of a short resumé that must contain the applicant’s ID photo, date of birth, university, degree, and complete contact information (residence address, email address, and contact number)
  • DOCx of the original work (Filipino or Waray):  3 poems or 1 short story, font size 12 pts., double-spaced, 1”x1” margin. The short story must be numbered, by paragraph, on the left margin.  Works in Waray must be accompanied by a translation into Filipino or English.

File names must contain the SURNAME of the applicant and language of the work (e.g.,  Bautista LPWaray CV.PDF).  Please email the application portfolio to [email protected].   In the subject, please write Luntiang Palihan 2021.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. 

For inquiries, please email [email protected]