Jessica Zafra Holds Free Workshop on Creative Writing
Deadline for application is on March 1.
(SPOT.ph) While the number-one advice for writers is to—well, just write, it also doesn't hurt to attend workshops and classes where fellow writers can critique your drafts before you put them out into the world. These sessions (unless they're university-hosted national workshops) don't come cheap, so it's great news that Ateneo de Manila University's Department of Fine Arts is facilitating a free workshop on fiction writing. This year's Fr. Henry Lee Irwin, SJ Memorial Creative Writing Workshop will be conducted by Jessica Zafra. It runs from March 14 to May 9 at Ateneo de Manila University's Areté in Quezon City.
The workshop consists of four six-hour sessions on writing short fiction in English across various genres, from science fiction to erotica. It will tackle techniques on character development, outlining a structure, and drawing out the plot. There will also be discussions on overcoming writer's block and meeting deadlines. Participants are expected to have completed at least one publishable work of fiction by the end of the four sessions.
Deadline for application is on March 1. If you're interested, prepare a 250-word description of a work-in-progress and a 1,000-word sample of short fiction; and fill out a registration form. Documents should be sent as Word attachment to email@example.com. The workshop is limited to eight participants. Successful applicants will be notified on March 9.
Zafra is also giving a free lecture titled "Manananggal Terrorizes the Ateneo: Fiction vs. the Apocalypse" on March 3, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Escaler Hall. This is free and open to the public. To sign up, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. Henry Lee Irwin, SJ Memorial Creative Writing Workshop is funded by the Fr. Henry Lee Irwin, SJ Professorial Chair Endowment.
Jessica Zafra's Creative Writing Workshop is from March 14 to May 9 at the Emmanuel S. Torres Literary Arts Room, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Deadline for application is on March 1.
"Manananggal Terrorizes the Ateneo: Fiction vs. the Apocalypse" is on March 3 at the Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
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