Saturday, June 8, 2013

Event: Creative and Feature Writing at Ayala Museum

Ayala Museum is now opening another class for the "Write Now! Creative Writing for Adults."
Creative Writing for Adults (2nd batch)
by Conchitina Cruz
July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 2013

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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.

Cruz won the Palanca Award for her poetry collections Second Skin (1996) and The Shortest Distance (2001). In 2006, her book Dark Hours won the National Book Award for Poetry. Her most recent book is elsewhere held and lingered, published by High Chair in 2008.

Cruz teaches creative writing and literature at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, where she received her undergraduate degree in creative writing, magna cum laude. She received her master of fine arts degree in writing from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently working on her PhD in English at State University of New York-Albany.

The workshop fee is P 6,750.00 inclusive of materials, handouts, snacks, a certificate, one day free admission to the museum and one day free access to the library. The deadline for reservations is on June 28, 2013. A 5-percent discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before the deadline.

Feature Writing Workshop
July 3, 5, and 9, 2013 
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Ayala Museum invites everyone with a knack for storytelling and an interest in discussing current issues and other topics of relevance to learn about the art and craft of Feature Writing. This introductory workshop will focus on the basics of writing a feature story. It will help participants find and develop stories behind various topics, and focus on writing at a more personal level and in a more narrative style. Learn what defines a feature story, its different types and styles. Discover what it takes to get published.


Audrey Carpio is the features editor of Esquire Philippines magazine. She started as a columnist for the Young Star section of the Philippine Star when she was a teenager and has since worked towards a career in writing, contributing articles for most lifestyle magazines, getting her graduate degree in journalism at Columbia University and then coming back to the world of Manila publishing.

The workshop fee is P 4,000 inclusive of handouts, materials, snacks, certificate, one day free access to the museum and library. The deadline for reservations is on June 21, 2013. A 5 percent discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before the deadline. Acentives member will get 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 757-7117 to 22 local 25, email or visit
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