Call for submissions: 30th Cornelio Faigao Annual Writers Workshop

The Cornelio Faigao Memorial Annual Writers Workshop is committed to promoting a community of committed writers and creative expression in the literary arts. The CFMAWW offers workshops to writers of different genres.

The 2014 Cornelio Faigao Memorial Annual Writers Workshop will have a back-to-back drama and performance playwright’s unit designed to develop a playwright’s voice through “coaching” in writing and acting. The playwright and acting workshop will be run by Ms. Linda Faigao-Hall, the esteemed New York playwright.

Because the workshop will be run by only one coach, the workshop is effective for no more than five (5) playwrights only; it is offered in three days, Friday to Sunday, 9am -12pm; 2pm-5pm. The objective is the completion of five (5) fully realized dramatic performances of published monologues and original short plays.

Fee : PhP 2,000.00 (includes materials)


Passion for creative writing in any genre.

Submission of a resume, including at least one year’s experience in theater productions either as actor, director, or playwright or production crew member.

Submit a sample of a work, no more than 5 pages of fiction, poetry or a play.

Participant must commit to attend all three days. No exceptions.

This workshop is open only to a Cebuano or a Bisaya, identified as someone born in Cebu or the Visayas whose work is primarily based in Cebu or the Visayas and has kept in touch with his local roots either through periodic contacts with his or her local school, community or family. The development of theater arts outside of Manila is the primary mission of this unit.

Email your submissions directly to Ms. Linda Faigao-Hall

Call for submissions:

The 2014 Cornelio Faigao Memorial Annual Writers Workshop (May 30- June 1, 2014) is now open for submissions from December 15, 2013 to March 30, 2014. Regular mail submissions must be postmarked March 30, 2014 to be eligible for screening. Applicants may submit a suite of seven (7) poems, a short story or a play in either English or in Cebuano. Writing samples will not be returned.

Please submit the following requirements to:

Cornelio Faigao Memorial Annual Writers Workshop

Cebuano Studies Center

University of San Carlos

2/F Josef Baumgartner –LRC Building

Talamban Campus, Cebu City 6000

or online to

Submission requirements:

1. Entry

o Entries must be typed double spaced in Arial or New Times Roman font

size 12 with 1” margin on all sides

o Entries must not bear the name of the author

o A soft copy encoded in MS Word on CD

2. Current Resume with 2×2 photo

3. Application letter

o Tell us why you want to be a writer and how your background will add a unique perspective to the literary arts

For more information and application guidelines please contact the Center by phone: Ms. Marlyn Braga at 09062579499 / 09239138108 or; Mr. Raphael Polinar by email

About the coach

Linda Faigao Hall was born in Cebu City, Philippines, and holds a graduate degree in English literature and educational theater from New York University and Bretton College, Wakefield, England. Her plays have been produced at various theaters on both coasts including Woman From the Other Side of the World, Ma-Yi Theater Ensemble, Inc. (New York); State Without Grace, Pan Asian Repertory Theater, Inc. (New York), Asian American Theatre Company (San Francisco), a tour which included Arlington, Va., Washington, D.C., Tufts, Rutgers, Syracuse and Cornell; Americans or How We Met, a performance piece, Catskills Reading Society (Ellenville, N.Y.), Philippine Performing Company (New York), which also produced Men Come and Go, a one-act play Requiem, a full-length play Best Play Award, Henry Street Settlement Arts for Living Center and Alliance for Asian American Arts and Culture (New York). She is also the author of two one-act plays (collectively called Two Women/Two Countries), Sparrow (Philippines) and Burning Out (United States) and two full-length plays, Lay of the Land (Second Place, Hudson Classics Playwrighting Contest 1995) and a work-in-progress called God, Sex and Blue Water. She has studied under Curt Dempster (Ensemble Studio Theater), Marilyn Stasio and Ernest Abuba (Pan Asian Rep) and David Henry Hwang and Jessica Hagedorn (Basement Workshop). Hall is currently a member of the Playwright’s Lab at the Women’s Project and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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