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KUTING opens membership to new applicants

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The Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING), the biggest network of Filipino writers for children, is inviting writers who are at least 18 years old are invited to apply for membership. New members will gain access to exclusive workshops and seminars, as well as learning and publication opportunities.

KUTING has been around for 17 years and has nurtured several of the country’s finest writers of children’s literature, which include award-winning authors Carla Pacis, Augie Rivera, Luis Gatmaitan, Heidi Emily Eusebio-Abad, Becky Bravo, May Tobias-Papa, Robert Magnuson, and Rhandee Garlitos.

Applicants are required to prepare four copies of their sample works, published or unpublished, in English or Filipino. Samples may be any of the following: one fiction or non-fiction manuscript (not more than 12 pages), five poems, one TV/film script, one one-act play, or one comic script/book. The manuscript should be set in Times New Roman, 12 points, double-spaced on letter-sized bond paper with one-inch margins on each side.

The samples, together with two 2×2 pictures and the applicant’s resume, should be placed inside a legal-sized brown envelope and submitted, together with P150 application fee, during the KUTING Orientation Seminar on July 6, 2013 (Saturday), 1 pm-4 pm at Room 309 CAL Building, UP Diliman, Quezon City. The applicant’s full name must be boldly printed on the upper right-hand corner of the envelope.

For inquiries, send an e-mail to membership@kuting.org or log on to http://www.kuting.org/. You may also get in touch with Kuting Vice President Ime Morales, head of Kuting’s Membership Committee, through (0915)8798264 or 4102000.

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