How to Write Children's Stories is a six-hour crash course on storywriting for a young audience. You’ll receive lectures about the audiences covered by children's literature, as well as story design principles and exercises that will help you quickly build children's stories. You'll leave this workshop with guidelines on dealing with both children and adult readers, tools to help in assuring the story's language fit for children, and a method that will help you write despite your busy schedule.

Do you have little to no writing experience? Fear not! This crash course will cover the basics, which makes the course perfect for parents, teachers, and anyone who loves kids!

Minimum age for this workshop: 8 years old

Our teacher

How to Write Children's Stories is taught by Dr. Joem Antonio. A published children's book author, he has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is an eight-time Palanca Award winner. He's also the Director of the MA Humanities Program at the University of Asia and the Pacific.


You'll find our course schedule below. Can't make it to any? Fear not! We could notify you about new schedules or you could schedule your own.

January 26, 2019 (Saturday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

Back of the House, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before Jan. 25)*

March 8, 2019 (Friday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

5F Sunshine Place, Bel-Air, Makati City

₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before Mar. 7)*

April 22, 2019 (Monday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

Microtel Palawan, San Jose, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Regular rate: ₱3,850 (₱3,150 if paid on or before April 13)*Scholarship rate: ₱3,150 (₱2,590 if paid on or before April 13)*

May 11, 2019 (Saturday), 11:00AM-6:00PM

Fully Booked Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati

₱3,600 (₱3,000 if paid on or before May 10)*

July 6, 2019 (Saturday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

The Other Room, Malingap Street, Diliman, Quezon City

₱3,600 (₱3,000 if paid on or before Jul. 5)*

October 5, 2019 (Saturday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

U-View, Basement, Fully Booked BGC, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

₱3,600 (₱3,000 if paid on or before Oct. 4)*

*Minors, full-time students, employed or licensed teachers, homeschooling parents, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens are automatically given a 20% scholarship after presenting documents as proof.