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held in celebration of Text in the City: The 4th Philippine
International Literary Festival, Ayala Museum will hold City Fiction 100, a
flash fiction masterclass, on November 15, 1:30-3:00 p.m. This workshop is open
to professional and budding writers of all ages. Participants will get feedback
from acclaimed writers Sarge Lacuesta, Andrea Pasion-Flores, and Krys Lee, with
Kristine Fonacier as Moderator.
writers of all ages. Get feedback from writers Krys Lee and Sarge Lacuesta, and
literary agent Andrea Pasion-Flores, with travel writer Kristine Fonacier as
Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with Filipinas Heritage Library and
- Submit your works of flash fiction
saved in .doc format to Camille Dela Rosa (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Verne
- Multiple entries are allowed.
- E-mail must have the subject heading
“City Fiction 100 Entry,” and include the writer’s full name, cellular phone
number, and short bio (3-4 sentences only).
- Only 25 slots are available. Early
submissions will be given priority.
- Deadline for submission is on 2013 November
8. Final list of participants will be announced on November 11.
- A Php 1,000 workshop fee will be
collected from the 25 chosen participants. Fee includes a copy of Krys Lee’s
short story collection Drifting House. Fee also includes access to all panels
for the rest of the day.
- Only one story per participant will be
discussed during the masterclass. The decision of the NBDB screening team is
Rosa (email@example.com) or Verne Ahyong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also call Verne at 759-8288 loc. 46.
California and Washington, and studied in the United States and England. Her
debut book Drifting House by Viking/Penguin, USA, and Faber and Faber, U.K.,
made the San Francisco Chronicle and Kansas City Star 2012 best books of the
year list. She was awarded The 2012 Story Prize Spotlight Award and was a
finalist for the 2012 BBC International Story Prize.
the Kenyon Review, Narrative magazine, Granta (New Voices),
The Guardian, Financial Times, The San Francisco Chronicle,
Conde Nast Traveller, UK, and other publications. She is a
professor of creative writing at Yonsei University’s Underwood International
is the former Executive Director of the NBDB where she was known for her
pioneering work introducing high-impact literary events to the country.
Starting with Lit Out Loud (2010), followed by The Great Philippine Book Café
(2011), and Read Lit District (2012), the Philippine International Literary
Festival has made the country a permanent fixture on the literary calendar.
is also a copyright lawyer. She teaches English at the University of the
Philippines, as a member of the Department of English and Comparative
Literature. She is now the Manila-based agent of Jacaranda, a full-service
literary agency catering to both first-time and established writers. She may
very well be the country’s first literary agent.
Lacuesta) is writer who has won the Philippine Graphic
Awards for Fiction, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature, and NVM
Gonzalez Award, among other accolades. Life Before X and Other Stories (2000),
his first short story collection, won the Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book
Award and the Manila Critics’ Circle National Book Award, while his second
collection White Elephants: Stories (2005) also won the National Book
Award. His recently published his third collection Flames and Other Stories
from the Philippines and Scotland (2005) and Fourteen Love Stories
(2006). He is now the Literary Editor of the Philippines Free Press and
Editor-at-Large of Esquire. He has received several local and
international grants and writing fellowships including The International
Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 2007.
works have been published in Lonely Planet, Smile, Mabuhuay,
Esquire, Rogue, Pulp, and MTV Ink, among other
publications. She is now associate editor at Women’s Health, while
working on a book of travel stories.
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759.82.88 local 29