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Poetry Writing

Ayala Museum presents

Poetry Writing Workshop
June 22, 29, July 6 and 13, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00pm


What really goes into writing poetry besides rhyme, meter, and/or poetic license? In this workshop, poetry will be discussed as a way of thinking exercised and executed on the page. During the class, such questions will arise and be tackled: why does a poem appear the way it does on a page? Why cut sentences into lines? Why write a poem in prose, or in discrete phrases? Why create symmetrical or uneven lines/stanzas? Why fill the page with words, or keep it almost empty?

After exploring the wide scope of poetry writing, students will produce at least two poem drafts and at least one revision as outputs for this workshop.

The Facilitator

Conchitina Cruz teaches literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Her books of poetry include Dark Hours (UP Press, 2005), which won the National Book Award for Poetry, elsewhere held and lingered (High Chair, 2008), and Two or Three Things about Desire (The Chinese University Press, 2013). A recipient of Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundation grants, she is a PhD student in English at State University of New York (SUNY) Albany, and is currently working on her dissertation in Manila.

The workshop fee is P 6,750.00 inclusive of materials, handouts, snacks, certificate, one day free admission to the museum and one day free access to the library. The deadline for reservations is on June 11, 2016. A 10-percent discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before the deadline. Ayala Museum and Acentive members can also avail of a 10-percent discount.

Payments can be made in cash, check, or through credit card.

*Discounts do not apply to credit card transactions.

For inquiries, please call Marj at 759-8288 local 25, email or visit

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