For imparting morals through storytelling, a literary genre has proven itself effective since ancient times: the good old fable. These succinct, fantastic, and memorable stories shape our moral tradition as they're told and passed on in different mediums. And while it's too late for us to become part of ancient folk literature, we can still take advantage of fables to impart practical truths that will uplift others.

How to Write Fables is a course as quick and practical as the genre. You'll be guided through a speedy, methodical approach in transforming a moral lesson into a simple yet entertaining story form. You'll also see a few examples of how you could publish your own fables.

This course requires no prior writing training or experience—just an eagerness to teach through story.

Our teacher

How to Write Fables 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 Program 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.

December 11, 2018 (Tuesday), 1:00PM-4:00PM

The Parenting Emporium, New Manila, Quezon City

₱1,200 (₱1,000 if paid on or before Dec. 10)*

Note: Storywriting School is holding this Dec. 11 workshop for the benefit of baby Tommy, son of Anthony and Tina Rodriguez. Tommy was born premature and required a lot of medical attention. All proceeds from this workshop will be remitted straight to the Rodriguez family to help them with hospital expenses. Please understand that because this is a fundraiser, your enrollment payment will not be transferable to other Storywriting School courses, services, or products.

*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.