First Quarter Writing Workshops
BASIC CREATIVE WRITING by Conchitina Cruz
January 20, 27, February 3 and 10, 2016
6pm to 9pm
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but words can reveal a whole world of images. Transforming thoughts into words that amuse and inspire, crafting poems and stories filled with meaning and depth, experiencing the joy of developing your piece from start to finish—this is creative writing.
Discover how to handle writer’s block, and how to find your inspiration and sensitivity for writing. Learn how to develop a writing discipline that will take you from a first draft to a published piece. Let Filipina poet and two-time Palanca Award-winner Conchitina Cruz welcome you to the world of Basic Creative Writing.
SHORT FICTION STORY WRITING with Mina V. Esguerra
February 14, 21 and 28, 2016
9:00am to 12:00nn
You don’t have to begin your writing career with a doorstopper of a novel. Short fiction can be just as compelling and effective, and let’s face it, maybe it’s all you have time for right now. With digital publishing and ebooks, you now have the option to be a working, earning author of short fiction, writing romance, suspense, science fiction, or fantasy. What matters now is the story. This class will help you write and finish that first story, a short one, and it could be where it all begins.
Mina V. Esguerra is an author and publisher of romance fiction. She blogs about her publishing experiments at minavesguerra.com.
TALE SPINNERS: STORY WRITING FOR CHILDREN with Gabriela Lee
Feb 1, 15, 22, and 29, 2016
6pm to 9pm
What was your favorite story as a child? The stories we read and listened to as children sticks in our memories, cherished tales that we hold dear. But now, there’s a new generation of children who are growing up and they need new stories to read and listen to. If you think you have a story inside you that needs nurturing and crafting, then sign up for Ayala Museum’s basic workshop on writing for children to learn about the tools you need in bringing your story to life. Let your words take flight.
Gabriela Lee was 17 when she wrote her first children’s book, La-on and the Seven-Headed Dragon, which was illustrated by her mother, Marcy Dans-Lee and published by Adarna Books.You can find her online at https://about.me/gabrielalee.
For inquiries and reservations:
CALL: 759 82 88