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.