Instead of letting your teen spend hours playing games in his gadgets, why not let him do something productive this summer season? Just for a day, let your young adult develop his writing skills in a fun way.
Writer’s Block Philippines will be hosting “The Write Stuff: A Writing Lab for Teens” on April 16, 2016, Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00PM in Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City.
Facilitating the workshop will be Ana P. Santos and Nikka Sarthou-Lainez, two freelance writers who put up Writer’s Block Philippines in 2010, 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. 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 be there to help the young writers break out of mental block and create stories with genres and characters that are outside of what they usually like to create. This workshop is open to ages 13 to 18. Participants will get to bring home their own set of Talecraft cards and story creation notebooks.
Registration is now open for “The Write Stuff: A Writing Lab for Teens” happening on April 16, 2016, Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00PM in Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City.
This event is made possible by Freelancer.com, Fully Booked, Rappler.com, ClickTheCity.com, and WhenInManila.com.