Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Writing Workshops At The Filipinas Heritage Library

Here are the coming writing workshop at the Filipinas Heritage Library:

ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, and 20, 2010
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Speaker: Ms. Conchitina R. Cruz

What inspires you to write? Explore the depths of your imagination through the Advanced Creative Writing workshop offered by the Filipinas Heritage Library. Understand the nuances of fiction and non-fiction, and create your own story!

The workshop facilitator Ms. Conchitina Cruz is currently a professor for creative writing at the Department of English and Comparative Literature of the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She is a Palanca Awardee and won the National Book Award for Poetry.

Participants will be required to submit a written piece upon registration to be used in the workshop.

Workshop fee: P 5,500
Deadline for reservations: September 15, 2010
A 5% discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before September 10, 2010.

BASIC MEMOIR WRITING
September 20, 27, and 28, 2010
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Rosario C. Lucero

Everyone has a story to tell. After all, life is filled with rich and vivid experiences. Find out how to record your memories with "Life Sketches", an introductory memoir-writing course that will help you transform your life's stories into effective and beautiful narratives.

The workshop speaker Dr. Rosario Cruz- Lucero teaches Philippine literature and creative writing at the Departmento ng Filipinio at Panitikang Pilipino and at the Department of English Studies and Comparative Literature of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where she obtained her AB, MA, and Ph.D. degrees.

She took postgraduate studies at Oxford University, England on a British Council grant, and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on a Ford Foundation grant. She has conducted an observation tour of ASEAN universities on an Asian Foundation grant; and received a writing fellowship for Lavigny, Switzerland.

Participants will be required to submit a written piece upon registration to be used in the workshop. Participants of previous Memoir Writing Workshops can participate during the workshop portion.

Workshop fee: P 3,500
Deadline for reservations: September 15, 2010
A 5% discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before September 10, 2010.


CREATIVE WRITING FOR BEGINNERS (4th batch)
September 30, October 5, 14, 21, and 28, 2010
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Learn the basic skills and techniques in writing creatively with this writing course for beginners. This workshop will guide participants in tapping their intuition as well as their senses for inspiration, and developing the skills and techniques in creative writing.

Workshop fee: P 5,500
Deadline for reservations: September 24, 2010
A 5% discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before September 20, 2010.


PR for Nonprofits
October 27, 2010 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) tentative schedule

Resource Speaker: Ms. Cristina Amor Maclang

Learn how to send your message across to the right target market with an effective communications and PR strategy. This special workshop is an initiative of the Filipinas Heritage Library offered to all nonprofit organizations as part of its advocacy in strengthening other nonprofits' skills in the fields of communications and public relations, which are becoming essential tools in today's competitive industry.

Amor Maclang is partly responsible for pioneering Social Marketing in the Philippines through Word-Of-Mouth, Internet Buzz and Influencer Activations. She is a specialist in strategic marketing communications who service well-loved market leaders and young niche brands.
She is a co-founded of a market research and consultancy firm, which gradually evolved into Public Relations. She led GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications move into social marketing and is now one of the country's leading industry innovators.

The workshop fee is P900 inclusive of handouts, materials, snacks, and a certificate. A down payment of P500 is required to reserve a slot. The deadline for reservations is September 6, 2010.

Workshop fee: P 900
Down payment fee: P500


FEATURE WRITING (2nd batch)
October 27, November 4, and 10, 2010
6pm to 9pm

The Filipinas Heritage Library 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, and its different types and styles. Discover what it takes to get published!

Workshop fee: P 3,500
Deadline for reservations: October 20, 2010
A 5% discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before October 15, 2010.


FOOD WRITING
November 9, 16, and 23, 2010
6pm to 9pm

Combine your love for good food and your love for writing in this introductory workshop for Food Writing! Learn techniques in writing food features, restaurant reviews, travel writing, and food blogging for PR and marketing. Find out how to get your work published through the workshop's overview of the publishing industry.

Workshop fee: P 3,500
Deadline for reservations: November 2, 2010
A 5% discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before October 29, 2010.


BUSINESS WRITING (3rd batch)
November 11, 12, and 15, 2010
6pm to 9pm

Get your message across in a clear and professional fashion by learning the techniques in crafting effective business correspondences. This regular workshop offered by the Filipinas Heritage Library has helped employees and professionals from different industries and fields significantly improve their writing styles and formats.

Workshop fee: P 3,500
Deadline for reservations: November 5, 2010
A 5% discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before October 29, 2010.


Payments can be given in cash, check, or through credit card. A down payment of P 1000 is required to reserve a slot. Payments are non-refundable.

For inquiries, please call Joy de Asis at 892-1801 loc. 27, send an SMS to 0917-561-2413, or email deasis.ms(at)ayalafoundation(d0t)org, or visit www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph.

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