An Introduction to Writing About Arts and Culture

An Introduction to Writing About Arts & Culture

A writing workshop by Yuchengco Museum and Writer’s Block Philippines

Weekend Workshop: October 8 (Sat), 9 am-6pm

Weeknight Series: November 7, 10, and 14 (Mon-Thu-Mon), 6-9pm

Workshop Fee: P3,500 (10% off for WBP members, and 15% off for bona fide students with valid ID)

With the growing art scene in Manila and the increasing number of Filipino artists receiving international attention, it is only appropriate to shine the spotlight on Philippine arts, culture, and heritage. Learn how to share and write about these topics to a wider audience. Get an overview of the different fields and opportunities in writing about arts and culture–be it visual arts, architecture, theater, music, or design.

The Yuchengco Museum and Writer’s Block Philippines are offering “Writing About Arts and Culture,” a series of writing workshops that bring together writing skills development, cultural information, and art appreciation. The first workshop in the series will be facilitated by Yuchengco Museum curator Jeannie Javelosa and administrator Dannie Alvarez, alongside Writer’s Block founders Ana Santos, Nikka Sarthou, and Niña Terol-Zialcita. Interested participants can choose either the weekend workshop on October 8, or the weeknight series for three nights of November. The introductory course will cover:

  • An overview of Philippine arts, culture, and heritage in contemporary life
  • Telling the story of arts and culture
  • Asking the right questions
  • Q&A, case studies, and a writing exercise

Slots are limited to only 30 participants. The workshop fee is P3,500, which includes snacks, workshop materials, and a certificate. For registration and more details, contact Yuchengco Museum at 889-1234 or email [email protected].

TO READ THE FULL LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, CLICK HERE.

Anna Oposa

Anna Oposa is a blogger, freelance writer, advocate, performer, runner, swimmer, scuba diver, and planeteer. She is best at being an ambassador of good vibes.

Anna graduated from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, with a degree in BA English Studies. She now works at the Law of Nature Foundation.