Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Call for Submissions for the 11th Ateneo National Writers Workshop

*WOW it's the 11th Ateneo workshop already! It's been 2 years since I attended this, back then they had only 8 slots, now they have 12, which is really great news.

Posting call for subs below, which I got from Panitikan:

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP), with the support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and in cooperation with Humanities Division of Ateneo de Davao University and Heights: The Official Literary and Artistic Publication and Organization of the Ateneo de Manila University, is now accepting applicants for the 11th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW) to be held from May 21 to 25, 2012 in Davao City.
Each applicant must submit a portfolio in triplicate (3 copies) of any of the following: a suite of five (5) poems OR a collection of three (3) short stories written in Filipino or English with a title page bearing the author's pseudonym and a table of contents. Entries must be addressed and submitted to the Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) c/o Department of Filipino, School of Humanities, 3rd Flr. Dela Costa Bldg., Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108.

The portfolio must be in Garamond, font size 12, with one (1") inch margins on all sides. The portfolio must also be accompanied by a CD containing a file of the portfolio saved in MSWord (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text format (.rtf). All submissions must include a sealed envelope containing the author's name, address, contact number, e-mail address and a one-page resume including a literary CV with a 1X1 ID picture. The resume must mention the applicant’s province of origin.

Twelve slots are open to beginning writers, from which a few slots will be allocated exclusively to writers from Mindanao and to Heights members. Food and accommodations will be provided for all accepted applicants. Deadline of submission will be on March 31, 2012. For more information, e-mail AILAP Director Dr. Edgar C. Samar at esamar@ateneo.edu; or this year’s workshop director, Mr. Allan Derain, at allanderain2003@yahoo.com.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cuteness Addiction

Just can't seem to get enough of the cute animals featured at Cute Overload. They have cats, dogs, bunnies, deer... even the mice look cute. A few of my favorites are these two below:

From the Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2011

From the Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2010
Revel in the cuteness by visiting their site :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Choosing and changing

Most of the time, people choose change in the hopes of finding better things at the other end of the rainbow. We have our sights on the proverbial greener grass or that shining pot of gold. But more often the change one has been so excited about turns into something else, maybe you find the evil leprechaun instead and it's ready to cook you in a big boiling pot of disappointment.

Well there's no use speaking in riddles, I'm just saying I'm about to dive into another big change of my own choosing. I can only cross my fingers and pray that I'm not headed towards another vat of misery. o_O