Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ulupan na Pansiansiay Salitan Pangasinan (UPSP) to hold 2nd UPSP Creative Writing and Seminar Workshop

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The Ulupan na Pansiansiay Salitan Pangasinan (UPSP) will hold the 2nd UPSP Creative Writing and Seminar Workshop on July 27-29, 2011 in Lingayen, Pangasinan. It has two components: creative writing to hone the literary skills of Pangasinan writers by becoming one of the thirteen UPSP fellows to be selected and seminar workshop for teachers in elementary, secondary and tertiary levels to acquaint them with Pangasinan literature, literary craft and criticism, orthography, culture and history. To qualify as a UPSP Fellow, writers are invited to submit ANY of the following in Pangasinan, Ibaloi, Kankanaey, Kalanguya, Ilongot, Iloko, Bolinao, Tagalog (with Pangasinan or English translati on), English (with Pangasinan translation): three (3) poems, one (1) short story, one (1) essay, one (1) zarzuela in hard copy. An application form with 2x2 picture and either notarized OR attested to by a witness as to the originality of the work must be included. Five fellows will be allotted for Pangasinan, one each for Ibaloi, Kankanaey, Kalanguya, Ilongot, Iloko, Bolinao, Tagalog and English. The fellows will be provided with transportation allowance and accommodation.

Entries become the property of the UPSP. Applicants should keep a copy of their entries. Deadline of submission is on June 30, 2011. Send applications to: Erwin S. Fernandez, 04 Mitura St. San Vicente West, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, to Dr. Catalina L. Felicitas or Prof. Elnora B. Dudang, c/o Department of Natural Science, CAST, PSU Lingayen. Entries sent through email at are strongly encouraged. For inquiries, please call 09152881008 or email the same address above.
Participating in the seminar workshop would mean registering on the first day by paying a fee for the kit, snacks and meals, attending all the lectures and participating in the discussions as warranted with a certificate to be given on the last day. Pre-registration form should be sent to the same email address on or before July 26.

You may download the application and pre-registration form here.

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