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The Jessica Zafra Talks and Workshops


So You Think You Can Write?
Creative Writing Workshop with Jessica Zafra

15, 22, 29 January 2015
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Fees: Php 6,500 Regular
Php 5,850 for Members

Anyone can write, but can they write well? Whether you’re working on your college entrance essay or The Great Filipino Novel, a comic book or the screenplay of a future Cannes winner, the standards of good writing apply. Before you can experiment with the craft, you have to know the craft.

The facilitator will conduct a practical writing workshop for aspiring writers, weekend writers, and writers struggling with the dreaded block. The workshop consists of two intensive two-hour session on two Thursday evenings. At the end of the workshop, participants will have finished writing a short story.

The facilitator

Jessica Zafra is a fiction writer, columnist, editor, publisher, and former television and radio show host.

She is known for her sharp and witty writing style. Her most popular books are the Twisted series, a collection of her essays as a columnist for newspaper Today (now Manila Standard Today), as well as from her time as editor and publisher of the magazine Flip.

She currently writes a weekly column for, the online news portal of TV5. She resides in Metro Manila, Philippines, where she is working on her first novel. She also managed the Eraserheads during the 90’s.Her work often are about current events (both Philippine and international), tennis, movies, music, cats, books, technology, and her personal life. Her work has been the subject of academic study. The main ingredient to her work is often fun cynicism and irony.

Workshop fee inclusive of handouts, materials, snacks, certificate, free admission to the museum, and one day free access to the library.

Deadline for reservations is on January 4, 2015.

Payments can be made in cash, check, or through credit card. Discount does not apply to credit card transaction fees.

For inquiries, please call Marj Villaflores at 759 82 88 local 25, email

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