Deadline: May 15, 2022

The Third La Salle National 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 during Thursday and Friday evenings (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) from July 7 to 22, 2022 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 on Thursday and Friday evenings 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 the application portfolio by May 15, 2022 via Google Forms:  https://tinyurl.com/BNSCNF-WorkshopforDoctors

Chosen fellows shall be informed about their selection by June 5, 2022 and must confirm their participation by June 15. Press release for the final list of fellows shall be sent out by June 30, 2022.

For inquiries, please email [email protected]