Tuesday, April 19, 2011

An Invitation to Literature Teachers and Professors in the Visayas

An Invitation to Literature Teachers and Professors in the Visayas

Dear Sir/Madam:

Warm greetings from the Philippine PEN Board of Directors!

The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) is conducting a series of teaching literature workshops in selected regions of the Philippines this year. Called “For Love of the Word: Workshops on Teaching Philippine Literature in High School and College,” this project is geared toward retooling and upgrading the skills of literature teachers in both secondary and tertiary levels. This project is supported by PEN International in UK, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The first workshop was successfully held last March 25 in Far Eastern University-Manila.

The second of the series, a lecture-workshop on teaching poetry and fiction in English, Filipino and regional languages, will be held on May 6, from 8:30am to 4:00pm, at the University of San Agustin’s Conference Room, Blanco Hall, General Luna St., Iloilo City. PEN authors and Metrobank Outstanding Teacher Awardees Dr. Marjorie Evasco and Dr. Leoncio Deriada will serve as the facilitators.

In this regard, may we invite your faculty members to participate in this workshop? There is no registration fee. A workshop kit and a certificate of attendance will be given to each participant.

At this point, PEN is making arrangements with possible patrons to sponsor the lunch for the participants. We have not finalized anything though. However, may we assure you that there are decent and affordable eateries located within and outside the campus.

For pre-registration, please submit the name/s of your participant/s and your school to PEN. You may email PEN at philippinepen@yahoo.com, or please text +639175287491.

Thank you for your kind attention. We look forward to your participation.

Very truly yours,

Joselito B. Zulueta
National Secretary
Philippine Center of International PEN
c/o Solidaridad Bookstore
531 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Tel. (632) 5230870; Telefax (632) 5255038
Email: philippinepen@yahoo.com
Website: http://philippinepen.co.cc/

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