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City Fiction Writing Workshop

Ayala Museum presents


City Fiction

with Conchitina Cruz

August 17, 24, 31, and September 7, 2016
6:00-9:00 PM


Why write about the city? This workshop will attempt to answer the question by thinking of the city as both a fixed point and a site of flux in narratives of self-discovery—a place that characters dream of, desire and despair in; a place they escape to and get away from; a place they exalt, detest, outgrow. We will read and discuss short stories, mostly by Filipino authors, that demonstrate a strong sense of space and place. Participants will produce several short pieces that deploy basic creative writing techniques gleaned from the sample texts.

About 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.

P 6,750 
P 6,075 Discounted to Ayala Museum Members and AGC Employees

– Inclusive of materials, handouts, snacks, certificate, one-day free admission to Ayala Museum, and one-day free access to Filipinas Heritage Library
– Early birds (register and pay by July 23, 2016) will also get a 5% discount.

Modes of Payment
Payment is done at Ayala Museum ticket counter through cashcheck, and credit card. Credit card transactions cannot avail of applicable discounts. Bank deposit also available. Please email or call to ask for details.

For inquiries and reservations:
CALL: 759 82 88 loc. 25
LOOK FOR: Marj Villaflores, or any Education Associate

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