14 September 2013, 7:46 p.m. – ACCLAIMED writers shared their expertise with budding Thomasian writers on the first day of the Varsitarian’s Creative Writing Workshop (formerly Fiction Workshop) at the Tan Yan Kee Student Center Saturday.

Now on its ninth installment, the workshop featured Faculty of Arts and Letters professor and Palanca awardee Eros Atalia, fictionist Beverly Siy, and poet Rebecca Añonuevo as panelists on its opening day.

Atalia and Siy lectured on Filipino fiction writing (katha) and critiqued the work of the 12 fellows. The discussion ranged from establishing the story plot to the proper execution of the writing process.

“There are some stories that are supposed to be written through personal experiences, while some can be written by just reading other readings,” Atalia shared.

Añonuevo discussed writing Filipino poetry (tula). Together with the other two panelists, she critiqued poems written by the fellows and tackled how to establish imagery and other important points in poetry.

The second day of the two-day workshop will be held tomorrow at the same venue. Josef Brian Ramil


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