The Basics of Creative NonFiction with Screenwriter Wanggo Gallaga


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Legazpi Village (Rada St.)
109 Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati
Metro Manila, Philippines

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    1:00 PM
    4:00 PM

About the Event

Just because you write something factual and true does not mean it cannot be told with the flair of drama or a touch of comedy. Take it from poet and filmmaker Wanggo Gallaga when he says that “the written form of nonfiction is far from being boring”.

Wanggo Gallaga

“This is where the modifier ‘creative’ comes in. Because all stories, whether true or fictional, is always dependent on the telling—and the writing,” said Gallaga who is also a faculty member of the Film Department in De La Salle - College of St Benilde. 

Gallaga will be facilitating “The Basics of Creative NonFiction”, a writing workshop that will focus on the creative aspect of the writing process. The workshop will be on July 20, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Rada Street, Makati City.

The course will include guidelines for creative nonfiction, helpful prompts, and drafting tools. There will also be a discussion on the basic structure of stories (fiction) and then basic structures of metaphors (poetry) and how to use these to liven up creative nonfiction work.

Participants will be introduced to creative nonfiction by adapting the literary styles and techniques from fiction and poetry to tell a true story. The workshop is ideal for freelance writers, creative writers, bloggers and just about anyone who wants to improve their writing skills. Participants should be at least 18 years old.

The workshop is organized by Writer’s Block Philippines, an organization established by freelance writers, Ana P. Santos and Nikka Sarthou-Lainez. 

“The Basics of Creative NonFiction with Wanggo Gallaga” will be on July 20, 2019 at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Rada Street, Legazpi Village, Makati. There is a P1,000 fee per person, which cover light snacks and a certificate of participation. Slots are limited. Email or check out Writer’s Block Philippines on Facebook for details.

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