Invitation to Book Launch of ‘The Bohol We Love’

Events by | November 29, 2016

Book Launch PosterMarj Evasco, esteemed writer and friend of the Davao Writers Guild, sends this invitation for the launching of the essay anthology, The Bohol We Love:

The 25 Boholano writers included in the anthology and I cordially invite you to the book launch of THE BOHOL WE LOVE. It is the 7th in the “Place and Memory” series of Anvil Publishing, Inc.

In keeping with the spirit of the times, we are trying to keep our carbon footprint low with this electronic invitation.

Please feel free to share it with family, friends and extended relations who may be interested to come to Bohol and join the celebration, and get a copy of the book.

It will be carried by National Bookstore branches in the Visayas, Mindanao and Manila next year. On the Dec. 3 event, the book will be available at a special launching price.

Also please feel free to post the invitation on your social network platforms.

Thank You!


Launch of the book will be at The Governor’s Mansion, Tagbilaran City on Dec. 3, 2016 at 3PM. Book launches for Visayas and Mindanao are slated for 2017.

2016 Davao Writers Workshop Fellows

Events | November 10, 2016

The Davao Writers Guild is pleased to announce the fellows to the 2016 Davao Writers Workshop, namely:

Ivan Khenard Acero
Genory Vanz Alfasain
Christian Baldomero
Jade Baylon
Kloyde Caday
Jade Mark Capiñanes
Dioprey Ebol
Jeremy Nero Fulgar
John Oliver Ladaga
Nikko Lynn Ladera
Emmylou Shayne Layog
Jann Dainver Maravilla
Jet Hokin Paclar
Maritess Rulona
Krizza Feb Udal

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Call for Manuscripts: 2016 CDO Writing Clinic

Events | August 14, 2016

The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC), in partnership with the Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA), is now accepting applications for fellowship to the 2016 CDO Writing Clinic to be held at the XCCA Conference Room, 3/F Museo de Oro, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan.

The CDO Writing Clinic is an annual literary fellowship for 24 up-and-coming poets, fictionists, essayists, and playwrights born and/or based in Northern Mindanao. The writing clinic is subdivided into four literary genres — Poetry Clinic (18 September), Fiction Clinic (16 October), Literary Essay Clinic (20 November), and Drama Clinic (11 December).

Six fellowships are available per genre. Applicants may apply for more than one genre.

Manuscripts may be in Binisaya, Tagalog, and/or English. Entries should contain 4 poems, 2 short stories, 2 literary essays, or 1 one-act play. The entries should be the applicants’ original and unpublished works. The applicant’s name should not appear on the manuscript.

Applicants should not have been fellows to the CDO Writers Workshops, or any regional and national writers workshops.

Accepted fellows will be provided with a certificate, lunch, and snacks, but will have to shoulder their own transportation. There is no registration fee.

Electronic copies (preferably in .docx/.doc format, Garamond font 12) of the manuscript may be emailed to with the subject “<Genre>_CDO Writing Clinic”. On the email’s body, include your full name, address, institutional affiliation, mobile number, and a short bio note.

Deadlines for submissions are 31 August for poetry and fiction, and 30 September for literary essay and drama.

You may direct your inquiries to NAGMAC’s official Facebook page.

Call for Applications for 2016 Davao Writers Workshop

Events | June 17, 2016


UPDATE 1: Applications are now closed.
UPDATE 2: 2016 Davao Writers Workshop Dates and Venue update
UPDATE 3: 2016 Davao Writers Workshop Fellows announced

The Davao Writers Guild is now accepting applications to the 2016 Davao Writers Workshop to be held on October 22, 2016 to October 26, 2016 November 30, 2016 to December 4, 2016.

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Kumbira! Literary Readings, Art, and Dance Exhibit at MTS, April 23, 2016

Events | April 21, 2016

kumbiraThe Davao Writers Guild, together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, invites you to Kumbira, an evening of literary readings, art, and dance, to be held at Matina Town Square Taboan on April 23, 2016 (Saturday) from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Entrance is free (though the beer and the pulutan are not).

Invitation to Art of Poetry MOOC Meetup

Events by | April 8, 2016

Ateneo de Davao is hosting the Art of Poetry MOOC Meetup, to be held this Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Miguel Pro Study Center (Ateneo Community Center), from 3:30PM to 5:30PM. We would like to invite poets, whether aspiring or published, to this informal get-together.

You can sign up via the Facebook event page.

A brief background: Art of Poetry is a free six-week online course conducted from Boston University. Course consists of video lectures, online discussions, and reading assignments Ateneo will host three face-to-face meetups to coincide with this event.

You won’t need to have signed up for the course to join the meetup, although we hope the meetup will encourage you to join course.

16th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop fellows named

Events | April 3, 2016

The IYAS National Writers’ Workshop of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, has selected 15 Fellows for 2016, out of 119 applicants nationwide.

The fellows for fiction (in English) are Hazel Meghan Hamile and Gari Real Jamero; (in Filipino) Abby Pariente and Isaac Ali Varona Tapar; and (in Cebuano) Roehl Joseph Dazo and Mae Tiffany Galendez.

Fellow for drama in Filipino is Adrian Crisostomo Ho.

The fellows for poetry (in English) are Miguel Antonio Lizada and Regina Angelica Theresa Bengzon; (in Filipino) Abner Dormiendo and Joey Tabula; (in Cebuano) Herminigildo Sanchez and Reyanne Joy Librado; (in Kinaray-a) Tracy Javines; and (in Hiligaynon) Anne Franceine Jean Corillo.

Alternate fellow for poetry (in English) is Nancy Ayeng.

The IYAS Workshop Director is Dr. Marjorie Evasco and the panelists for this year are Ms. Grace Monte de Ramos-Arcellana, Mr. Danilo M. Reyes, Dr. Dinah Roma-Sianturi and Prof. John Iremil Teodoro. IYAS Project Director Atty. Raymundo Pandan, Jr. will also be in the panel.

The IYAS National Writers’ Workshop is co-sponsored by the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and will be held on April 24 – 30, 2016 at the Balay Kalinungan Complex of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City.

Fellows to the 1st Cagayan de Oro Writers Workshop

Events | April 3, 2016

Nine (9) young writers have been chosen as writing fellows for the 1st Cagayan de Oro Writers Workshop scheduled on 1 to 3 April at the Reading Room of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan’s Department of English in Cagayan de Oro City. Said writers workshop is organized by the Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC), in partnership with XU Department of English.

The fellows are Jessmark D Acero, Christian S Baldomero, Adeva Jane H Esparrago, Stephanie Alexis C Gonzaga, Arvin E Narvaza (Poetry), Hazel-Gin L Aspera (Non-Fiction), Gari R Jamero, Jeany Mae D Macalam, and Ervin Patrick G Silva (Fiction). This year’s workshop will be paneled by critic-dramaturg Rogelio F Garcia, Jr and other esteemed writers in the city. NAGMAC is also looking into tapping the expertise of other local writers such as poet-fictionist Raul G Moldez, poet Arlene J Yandug, and fictionist-essayist Ma Elena L Paulma. Poet Mark Anthony L Daposala serves as the workshop director.

As one of NAGMAC’s thrust, the workshop aims to revitalize Cagayan de Oro’s local writing culture and assert its identity in the map of regional literatures in the country.

For inquiries from interested partners and sponsors, the workshop secretariat may be reached through email ( or through mobile (+63 9166232400)