From the Filipinas Heritage Library — Sanaysaya: Writing Humorous Essays and Memoirs.

Sanaysaya: Writing Humorous Essays and Memoirs

SANAYSAYA: WRITING HUMOROUS ESSAYS AND MEMOIRS
February 15 and 22, 2012
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Writing about real life events need not always be so serious. One can write about any life experience with humor. Learn how to inject humor and wit into your essays and memoirs from Bebang Sy, author of “It’s a Mens World,” and one of the funniest young writers in the Philippines today.

Si Bebang Siy ay ipinanganak sa Quirino, Maynila. Nanirahan sa Paco, Pandacan, at Pasay, mga tigagatlong buwan. Nagkaisip sa Ermita. Lumipat sa Paranaque.Nag-aral sa Malate. Umuwi sa Las Pinas. Nagkolehiyo sa may bandang Philcoa. Nag-board sa may Kamias. Namamalengke sa Q-mart. Nagtatrabaho sa Mandaluyong. A, wala naman. Wala naman siyang planong gumawa ng mapa ng Metro Manila. Gusto lang niyang isalaysay sa iyo kung gaano kadugo ang ganitong uri ng mundo.

The workshop fee is P2,500 for both classes inclusive of handouts, materials, snacks, and a certificate. A nonrefundable down payment of P500 is required to reserve a slot. The deadline for reservations is on February 6, 2012. A 5-percent discount will be given to those who pay in full and in cash on or before the deadline. A 10-percent discount will be given to all Acentive members. Payments can be made in cash, check, or through credit card.

Proceeds of this workshop benefit the literacy projects of the Filipinas Heritage Library, including the development of community libraries, book donations, and the training of teachers and librarians all over the country.

For inquiries, please call Joy de Asis-Villaflores at 892 1801, send an SMS to 0917 561 2413, or e-mail likha-aralan@filipinaslibrary.org.ph, or visit www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph.

To know more about the author, please read this article.

Travel writing workshop at the Filipinas Heritage Library.

There was a time when I enrolled myself to several writing and photography workshops. They were a great way to take a break from my usual job, allowing me to do something other than the usual tech support thing.

I’d like to think that I learned a few things from those workshops, particularly in photography. I never got the chance to actually practice the writing bit.

There was an announcement sent to my email about an advanced travel writing workshop at the Filipinas Heritage Library this month, facilitated by Kristine Fonacier. I had the chance to sit in two of her workshops and she’s a very insightful facilitator. Whether I was a particularly competent participant was another matter; it’ll take more than workshops to make me less of a lazy writer.

From the Filipinas Heritage Library announcement:

Advanced Travel Writing
October 17, 20, 24, and 25, 2011
6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.

Share your love of travel with others and even get the chance to see your name in print! Listen to Kristine Fonacier, a writer and travel enthusiast, as she imparts valuable insights into pushing yourself further and taking the next step to travel writing. The workshop is designed for those who have had some experience in travel writing and would like to learn advanced techniques in creating exceptional travel literary pieces.

Workshop fee is P3,500 inclusive of handouts, materials, snacks, and certificate. A down payment of P1000 is required to reserve a slot. The deadline for reservations is October 7, 2011. A P500 discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before the deadline.

Payments can be made in cash, check, or through credit card.
*Discount does not apply to credit card transactions.

Contact: Camille Martinez
8921801 Loc 27 | 09175612413 martinez.cc@ayalafoundation.org

I’m actually interested to enroll, but on the 17th I’ll be in Bacolod for Masskara (funny coincidence, that) so I will have to pass this one. But hey, if anyone wants to try their hand at travel writing, they should. There’s always plenty of things one could write about the places one goes to.