Invitation to a workshop: A writing lab for teens
[NOTE: The following is a press release from Writer’s Block Philippines]
MANILA, Philippines - Writer’s Block Philippines will be hosting a workshop called The Write Stuff: A Writing Lab for Teens on Saturday, April 16, at Fully Booked Bonifacio Global City. The workshop will run from 1 pm to 5 pm and will help teens to develop their writing skills in a fun way. The registration fee is P3,000.
Facilitating the workshop will be Ana P. Santos and Nikka Sarthou-Lainez, two freelance writers who put up Writer’s Block Philippines in 2010. Writer's Block is an organization dedicated to empowering writers, communicators, and creative entrepreneurs.
“If you see that your child has an interest in reading or writing, better take that opportunity to help develop his communication skills through this writing workshop where we’ll be sharing tips and techniques on developing your writer’s voice,” says Santos, a journalist who focuses on women and gender issues. “Start them young!”
Santos is a regular columnist in Rappler and Working Mom and as the 2014 Persephone Miel Fellow for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, her work has been published in The Atlantic and The Washington Post.
“We’ll offer a fun way of learning how to craft stories with the use of Talecraft, a story-creation card game.” said Sarthou-Lainez, a lifestyle writer.
Sarthou-Lainez was chosen as one of the five Asian representatives for Moleskine’s Modern Nomads in 2012. She is currently a Contributing Editor in Smile magazine and she also writes for various online and print publications.
The duo both left their respective careers to pursue their passion to become full-time freelance writers and put up Writer’s Block Philippines in 2010.
Talecraft founder Ria Lu will also be there to help the young writers break out of their mental blocks and create stories with genres and characters that are outside of what they usually like to create. Participants will get to bring home their own set of Talecraft cards and story creation notebooks. - Rappler.com
For inquiries and reservations, email email@example.com or contact 09173979927.