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What are the details of the workshop?
What: Travel the Write Way: Turn Your Vacations Into Travel Articles
When: May 30, 2015 (Saturday), 1PM to 6PM
Where: U-View, Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Who is this workshop for?
The act of traveling is such an enriching activity that it seems only natural to put your experience on paper. But if you want to share your thoughts, experiences, and travel tips to a bigger audience, you should consider turning your vacations into travel articles.
Let our upcoming workshop, “Travel the Write Way”, help you get started in your journey as an aspiring travel writer.
Who should attend the event?
Do you like to travel or write? That’s all that is required for this workshop, apart from the fact that you should be at least 18 years old to attend. We don’t expect you to have previously published works, nor do we expect you to be the next Pico Iyer.
Whether you’re college-age or about to retire, as long as you love to travel and have an interest in writing, you can join the workshop. This is especially ideal for the following:
- freelance writers
- employees and stay-at-home folks who want to write on the side and turn their vacations into travel articles
What can I learn from this workshop?
The workshop will discuss the following topics:
- Introduction to Travel Writing
- Anatomy of a Travel Feature
- Travel Writing Tips & Tricks
- Getting Published
How much is the registration fee?
There is a P1,800 fee per person, which simply covers the course fee. We’ll take care of the substance, but you take care of your sustenance, that okay?
How can I reserve a seat?
Simply sign up through our online registration form to signify your interest and we’ll email you the details on how to confirm a slot.
How can I pay for the workshop?
You may settle the workshop fee by making a deposit to our bank account. Details as follows:
Account name: Writer’s Block Training Services
Account number: Savings account 1759 0377 11
If you have the BPI app on your phone, you can also pay via bank transfer without having to enroll our account in your Bills Payment Roster. Simply click on the option, “Transfer to Anyone”.
Once you’ve made the deposit/funds transfer, please email us a copy of the deposit slip/screen cap so we can confirm your slot.
You may also pay via Paypal, which has a payment feature in the upper right-hand side of our website.
Is there a deadline for signing up?
There is no deadline but please note that we will close the registration once all the slots have been filled up. Walk-in participants will only be accommodated if there are still available slots.
Who is hosting the event?
It will be conducted by Writer’s Block Philippines, a duo of editors and communicators who have collectively had more than 20 years of experience in freelance lifestyle and corporate writing.
Ana P. Santos: reproductive health rights and women’s issues
Ana has had over 12 years experience in advertising and marketing communications. She left her post as Assistant Vice President of a financial institution five years ago to pursue a career as a freelance writer.
As an independent journalist and foreign correspondent covering sexual health rights and women’s issues, Ana has received media grants from Newsbreak, Probe Media Foundation and the Philippine Press Institute to cover population and development issues.
Most recently, she was named the 2014 Persephone Miel Fellow by Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Ana has regular columns in Rappler and Working Mom while some of her full-length features have been published in the Washington Post and Foreign Policy.
Nikka Sarthou-Lainez: lifestyle / travel
Nikka has over 10 years of experience in writing for various online and print publications, as well as developing content for corporate clients. She is currently a full-time freelance editor/writer handling independent projects and corporate accounts.
In 2012, she was chosen as one of the five Asian representatives for Moleskine’s Modern Nomads and was included in its exhibition of travel writers’ kits where some of her travel paraphernalia were shown on display. She was the only featured travel writer from the Philippines, the others were from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Her feature pieces have appeared in local publications like asianTraveler, Travelife, Spark, Celebrity Mom, Business World, Highlife, Metro, Metro Society, ClicktheCity.com, Spot.ph, Herword.com, Homegrown.ph, GMA News Online and Rappler. She has also been published in Filipino publications abroad such as Filipino Star News in Michigan, Hawaii Filipino Chronicle, and Dubai-based magazine Illustrado.
She is currently a Contributing Editor in Smile, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air.
Who do I contact for more information about the workshop?
You can call us through this number (0917) 397.9927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out our website: www.writersblockphilippines.com.