How to Write Children's Stories is a 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
Live (face-to-face) class duration: 6 hoursOnline class duration: 7 days

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.

Schedule

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.

Online Classes

We conduct our online classes using Google Classroom, Docs, and Meet. All coursework (text lectures and writing exercises) are available at the start of class and are meant to be accomplished at the student's own pace within the class duration. The class includes one call with a personal writing coach and a Q&A video chat with Dr. Joem, but availing of these is optional. Those who submit all required writing exercises will receive a digital certificate. Students aged 8-12 are required to have a parent or guardian to assist going through coursework. More info >>


May 16, 2020 (Saturday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

₱3,000 (₱2,000 if paid on or before May 15)*


July 4-10, 2020 (Saturday-Friday)

₱3,100 (₱2,200 if paid on or before Jul. 3)*


October 10-16, 2020 (Saturday-Friday)

₱3,400 (₱2,400 if paid on or before Oct. 9)*

Live (face-to-face) Classes

Note: Live class schedules are subject to government regulations. Should these schedules not push through, paid registrants will be automatically transferred to the corresponding online class.


January 25, 2020 (Saturday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

PressStart Studio, Matapang St., Pinyahan, Quezon City

₱3,600 (₱3,000 if paid on or before Jan. 24)*


*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.