Do you dream of publishing your very own short story or novel?
Take the first step towards becoming a published author by joining the Filipinas Heritage Library’s Writing Fiction workshop. This workshop is dividend into three sessions, focusing on various aspects of the fiction writing process:
Session 1: Where Are You? Known as the lesser angel of fiction, setting in place and time is one of the most neglected elements of story writing. Characters and events are important, but they must be situated within a context or milieu to become truly persuasive and multi-dimensional.
Session 2: Who Are You? Character, voice, and vision are three distinguishing elements of fiction. Who the story is about, the manner in which the story is told, and what the story says about the world, are what separate stories that work from those that fall flat.
Session 3: What Do You Have? Completing a first draft is just the beginning of the writing process. From big picture concerns such as the story’s dramatic arc, pacing, and scene dynamics, to finer points including story characterization, language, and psychology, there are many ways to pursue your story’s development.
Relevant readings and exercises will be given by the workshop facilitator to reinforce lessons learned during each session.
Workshop Facilitator Tim Tomlinson, co-founder of the New York Writers Workshop and co-author of The Portable MFA in Creative Writing, is the returning facilitator for this workshop. He has been facilitating writing workshops since 1991, in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, and China.
Tim holds a Masters in Fine Arts degree in Fiction from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. His poetry and fiction have appeared in publications such as The Missouri Review, The Gettysburg Review, and The North American Review.
Workshop Fee and Discount: The workshop fee is P4,000 inclusive of handouts, materials, snacks and a certificate. A non-refundable down payment of P1,000 is required to reserve a slot. The deadline for reservations is July 24, 2012. Register before the deadline and receive a 5-percent discount. Acentives members can avail of a 10-percent discount.
Payments can be made in cash, check, or through credit card. *Discounts do not apply to credit card transactions.