[Blueboard] Henry Lee Irwin SJ Chair Creative Writing Workshop 2019 at the Ateneo de Manila University

Office of the Dean [LS] dean.soh at ateneo.edu
Wed Feb 6 09:17:45 +08 2019

Henry Lee Irwin SJ Chair Creative Writing Workshop 2019 at the Ateneo de
Manila University

The Henry Lee Irwin SJ Professorial Chair for Creative Writing Endowment
Fund of the Ateneo de Manila University invites playwrights to submit
works-in-progress or proposals that deal with adaptations for the stage, to
the Irwin SJ Chair Creative Writing Workshop for Playwriting.
This year's Irwin SJ Professorial Chair holder, award-winning
playwright Rodolfo
"Rody" Vera, will conduct the workshop on March 2, 9, 30, and April 6, 2019.
Ten (10) competitive fellowships are at stake—six (6) for students or
members of the Ateneo de Manila community and four (4) for the general
The four-Saturday workshop focuses on adapting materials (foreign or local)
for the Filipino stage. Vera will discuss adapting for theater, drawing on
his own experience, as well as on the practices of other artists in
Philippine contemporary theater. He will then guide participants in writing
their own play adaptations using their materials of choice, whether fiction
(a novel or a short story), film, a graphic novel, another play (foreign or
Filipino), or even fragments of biographies, memoirs, etc.
Vera has been writing for Philippine theater for the past three decades. He
is also an actor, theater director, and dramaturg. Among the highest
accolades he has received are the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for
Literature Hall of Fame, the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Francisco Balagtas
from the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas, and the Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi
from the Ateneo de Manila. He is currently the executive director of The
Writer's Bloc Inc., and committee member and co-founder of the annual
Virgin Labfest.
Interested participants must submit the following:
1. If a work-in-progress, two hardcopies [1.5 spacing, Times New Roman,
font size 12].
2. If a pitch [single-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12], two hard
copies of a one to two-page adaptation proposal containing the following:
a. title of the original work, author, form of work [novel, film, graphic
novel, etc.]
b. brief background and/or synopsis of the adaptation project
c. adaptation concept and rationale [motif, location setting, manner of
execution, etc.]
All submissions must be accompanied by a fully accomplished application
form downloadable from this link: https://docdro.id/EN1NeYC

Entries must be placed in a brown envelope and submitted to
Dr. Louie Jon A. Sánchez, Coordinator, Henry Lee Irwin SJ Chair Creative
Writing Workshop 2019, Department of English, School of Humanities, G/F De
La Costa Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola
Heights, Quezon City 1108
on or before February 16, 2019.
Accepted applicants will be notified by February 23, 2019.
The Ateneo de Manila Department of English administers the Irwin SJ
Professorial Chair. From time to time, it invites distinguished Filipino
writers to teach creative writing classes and deliver a public lecture.
For inquiries, email the coordinator at lsanchez at ateneo.edu or call 4266001
local 5310.
Office of the Dean
School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University


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